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.
Join us for Worship at 10am every Sunday.
Join us in person at 3961 Kirtland Rd, Willoughby OH
or watch the livestream here at 10:00am
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.
Youth Pastor Resident
Brandon joined the pastoral team in 2022. He oversees the Student ministry and serves in various other ministries within the church. Brandon graduated from Cedarville University in December 2021 and has a BA in Youth Ministry. In his free time Brandon enjoys powerlifting,watching all Baylor sports, watching soccer, and reading.
Faith Montonini joined our team as the administrative assistant in April of 2021. She and her husband Matt have one daughter and have attended Shoreline for over 8 years. Her previous job as assistant manager at Family Christian Stores allowed her to serve the local community and churches for 23 years. Faith also enjoys serving with the student youth ministry.
Children's Ministry Director
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.
Paul is married to Danielle. They have two children, and they have been attending Shoreline for over 9 years. He has served in various capacities of ministry over the years ranging from helping with youth activities to leading a Community Team. In his free time Paul enjoys watching his kids play a variety of sports, spending time together as a family, and watching soccer.