aboutWho We Are
We are a non-denominational Bible teaching church in partnership with Parkside Church. We are here to glorify God by helping people become committed followers of Jesus Christ.
We gather for worship every Sunday at 10am at 3961 Kirtland Rd., Willoughby OH.
On Sunday October 31, 2011 Parkside Church in Bainbridge announced a plan to plant a church in Lake County led by Scott Kennedy. The purpose of this plant was not to form another campus for Parkside, but to start what would become an independent Bible-teaching church in Lake County.
A core team of people began meeting at Arabica in Downtown Willoughby in November 2011 to pray for the development of the church plant. This “Core Team” outgrew the meeting space and moved to an area home.
In February 2012, Core Team Gatherings began at Maplegrove Alliance Church on Sunday evenings. People curious or ready to be engaged in the church plant were invited to come and be a part of these formational meetings.
On Sunday September 16, 2012 Parkside Church Lake County held its first service in Lakeland Community College’s Performing Arts Center. Since that first service we have added staff members, started Bible studies, developed ministries, partnered with community organizations, and more.
In 2016 we began to prayerfully investigate the possibility of finding a permanent home in Lake County. In February of 2017 we began pursuing the former “Hope Church” in Willoughby as a permanent home. Once we took ownership of the building we began the process off building a new auditorium and renovating the rest of the existing structure. Demolition was completed in August of 2018 and construction began in October of that year.
In December of 2018 Pastor Scott Kennedy announced at a church meeting that Parkside Church Lake County would be changing its name to Shoreline Church. This new name does not sever our connection to Parkside Church in Bainbridge; rather it reflects our growth from a plant of Parkside to a partner with Parkside.
On March 1, 2019 Parkside Church Lake County officially became Shoreline Church.
In July of 2018 construction was completed on our church building, and on August 18th, 2019 Shoreline Church held its grand opening in the new building.
Scott is married to Mandy and have three kids. Scott served at Parkside Church in Bainbridge for 10 years fulfilling various roles which helped in the development of a vision for planting a church. While serving at Parkside, he also led chapel for the Cleveland Indians baseball club. Prior to starting at Parkside he received an M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a proud alum of Cedarville University.
Chris is married to Laura and they have one daughter. As our Associate Pastor Chris oversees our Student Ministry, Communications, and other various ministries. Chris has a BA from Cedarville University and an MA from Liberty University. In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, rooting for the Cleveland sports teams, drawing, and reading.
Cairn Novak joined the team in March of 2014 as an administrative assistant. She grew up in Chesterland, Ohio and has a degree in Administrative Management from Bowling Green State University. She and her husband Gary have three boys. In her free time Cairn enjoys reading, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Rob has been married to Jane for over 40 years with two boys, their wives, and five grandchildren. They attended Parkside Church in Bainbridge for 10 years, and were truly excited when the vision of a church plant in Lake County became a reality. Rob accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord at the age of 14, and has been involved in various church fellowships and ministries since that time. He retired from the Lubrizol Corporation after 43 years as a technology manager. Rob enjoys golfing and considers himself a handyman, as time allows.
Will is married to Megan and they have three kids. Will served in the Army until 2012 and currently works for the Department of Defense. He has served in a variety of ministries at our church, including leading the Willowick Community Team for five years. Will enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and photography.