Lonnie lives in Denham Springs with his wife Shin Shupe who is the co-director of The LANDers Mission and two daughters, Alleigh and Emma Catherine. Lonnie was raised in church by his mother, but began to experience a flourishing relationship with God when he began to attend Luke 10:27. He was ordained in April of 2016.
Lonnie stays excited to see God manifesting His love and watching God work and move. To prepare for Sunday services, Lonnie reads scripture and listens for direction and nudges over the course of the week. He makes notes from the “downloads” he gets while listening, praying, and going for walks where he tends to be spiritually fed. On Saturdays it all comes together for him to share on Sunday.
He loves to laugh, share life, and share with people how much they are truly loved.
In addition to leading an adult class for those interested in enriching their relationship with God and other people, Lonnie is deeply involved in the Kairos Prison Ministry.