March 29, 2017


Facebook Follow-Up to Get Back Up

Every Monday, Pastor Gary makes it a priority to make himself available for any questions or further discussion anyone would like to have about his Sunday message. You can find the Facebook Live video of this follow-up by clicking HERE. And, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us or leave a comment there on the Facebook Live video comment thread.

Get Back Up

We may deal with those besetting sins that cause us to keep hitting the wall of defeat. And if we let him, the enemy will dominate our minds, telling us that we’ve messed up so bad we can’t be used by God and that there’s no hope for us. But, we have to remember that through Jesus, God gave us Grace to get back up and to move forward with Him and break free from the chains of slavery.

The Cure for A Love Killer

One thing that even those in the church are dealing with is lust. And, that’s according to research and statistics. It truly is a Love killer. But, as Pastor Gary Craft explains, there is a cure for it:

Facebook Followup to A Cure for A Joy Killer

We like to do a facebook live followup to the message. Here is Pastor Gary Craft, from the JFM studios, talking about his most recent message. If you’d like to see the video recording, please click HERE. 

A Cure for A Joy Killer

What motivates us has a lot to say about who we are. Have you ever thought of it that way? And more importantly, what we spend our time and resources on says a lot about what kind of believer we are. Are we using our resources to enjoy the now? Are we using our resources to pour into others and build the Kingdom of God? Or, are we balancing the two? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft delivers this challenging message.

Special Guest Joe Phillips Pt. 2

Here is Joe Phillips with a very challenging message sure to make us all do a little soul searching. Listen below or watch by clicking here.

Special Guest Joe Phillips

We are so honored to have Joe Phillips with us, to deliver not just a Sunday Morning service, but also a special Evening service. Joe is a Christian communicator, comic, author and actor with a wide background in ministry. Listen as he delivers this amazing Sunday Morning message!

Facebook Follow-Up to When the Storm Won’t Stop

Pastor Gary comes up to the JFM studios every week to do a Facebook Live Followup to his message. This is a time to ask questions and get further understanding of the topic. Please, email us any questions you may have. Enjoy the Facebook Followup.

When the Storm Won’t Stop

What do you do when the storm is raging around you? How do you find peace? How do you find the calm? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft shares the secret in this message.


Facebook Follow Up to The Ceiling

Pastor Seth Henegar sat down in the JFM studios to discuss his message in greater detail. Here is the audio recording of that interview. Please shoot us any questions you may have via email. Or, if you’d like to see the video recording of it, please click HERE.

The Ceiling

Are you letting a ceiling limit your potential? Listen as Youth Pastor Seth Henegar helps you answer that question.

Facebook Followup To Making A Difference 

Here is the audio recording from Pastor Gary’s Facebook Live Follow Up from Monday. If you have questions, please get them to us. We will respond as quickly as possible. Also, if you’d like to check out the Facebook Live video of this recording, please click HERE. 


Making A Difference In A Corrosive Culture

In an ever-changing culture, feeling out of sync is expected. So, how should we respond and most effectively share Christ? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains.

Whole Hearted Living Followup

Every Monday, Pastor Gary does a Facebook Followup of his message. It’s an opportunity to answer any questions you may have, and dig deeper into the message. You can listen to that here, and email us any questions or comments you have. Just use the email button at the bottom of the screen. Or, you can watch the video and interact on Facebook – just CLICK HERE.

Whole Hearted Living

Do you love Him with your whole heart? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft shares the Litmus Test you can give yourself, to determine if you really do love God will all of your heart. It’s a challenging message, but it gets us closer to experiencing the fullness of Christ.

Achy Breaky Heart Followup

Every Monday, Pastor Gary does a Facebook Live followup to Sunday’s message. It’s your opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the topic. We take the audio from that Facebook Live and make it available here as well. So, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Wounds are inevitable. We all have them. But, how do you deal with them and eventually heal those wounds? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft talks about it.

Followup to Keep it Beating

In this followup, Pastor Gary Craft sits down in the JFM studios (top floor of the church) to discuss further the topic of a hard heart. It’s a chance to explain it a little differently and answer any questions you may have. It happens every Monday at noon on our Facebook page as well, just search LakeCityGville to find it. If you do have questions, please let us know by emailing us – just use the contact badge at the bottom of the page.

State of the Heart Pt. 2 Keep It Beating

The Bible talks alot about our “heart.” But, the heart it’s talking about isn’t the muscle in the middle of our chest that pumps blood. Rather, it’s talking about that control center in us that desires and decides, that’s disappointed or delighted. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains what having a hard heart really is and how to guard against it, so that we can experience the full life that Jesus died to give us.

Follow Up to Slip Sliding Away

Pastor Gary does a Facebook Live on Mondays at noon to discuss the message he delivered on Sunday. It’s a time to ask questions and gain a little more insight into what was preached. It’s on our Facebook page as a video and below as an audio clip. Enjoy! And, if you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Slip Sliding Away

Salvation is a process that begins with justification, progresses to sanctification, and then leads to glorification. You see, God loves us so much that He wants to share Himself with us in ever-increasing measure. Just as this process draws us closer to God, falling away from God is a gradual process that we have to guard ourselves against. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains.

Denying Self Follow-Up

Each Monday around noon, Pastor Gary sits down for a Facebook Live in the 88.5 JFM Studios to discuss Sunday’s message. It’s an opportunity for viewers to ask questions and for him to get a little deeper into the topics he covered. You can find us on Facebook by clicking HERE. You can even ask any questions on the broadcasts that have already aired, and we will get back to you with an answer.

Denying Self

As we take time to honor our active and retired military srvice members and look forward to the future of our country, it’s important note the others-centered attitude that our soldiers have. And it is imperative that as Christians, we live an others-centered life. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains.


Stand in Awe Follow Up

Here is Pastor Gary’s follow up podcast from the studios of 88.5 JFM (the radio station on the 2nd floor of the church). He does a Facebook live every week to follow up on his sermon from Sunday. Here is this week’s follow up. To see the video, please click HERE


Stand In Awe

Have you ever witnessed the mighty wonder of God’s hands? When we are awestruck by God’s creation, we shouldn’t be drawn to the creation, but rather the Creator. Knowing that our God is not only all-powerful, but that He loves us, brings us to a point of longing for Him. He truly cares and is able to affect our circumstances. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains that we should truly be in awe of our God!

What Does it Mean To Be An Epic Man?

It’s something every man aspires to be, epic – Rambo, Superman, a Lumberjack, Tim the Tool Man Taylor. But maybe we need to understand what being epic truly means. Listen, as Pastor Seth Henegar explains what it takes to be an Epic Man.


The Incorruptible Seed

Everything in this world obeys the law of seed time and havest, EVERYTHING. Guest speaker & founding Pastor of Lake City Assembly, Stan Broadus, shares with us the impact of the greatest seed, the incorruptible seed that is the Word of God. It will grow, against all odds. Listen now, as he explains.


Ignore the Roar

The Bible says that our enemy prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. But, as a believer, he has no power over you. Sometimes it’s not so easy to remember that. But, Nate Craft has an encouraging word for you. Listen below.


Follow Up Podcast on Power Tools

Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains more about his “Power Tools” message. This is also available on our Facebook Page (Live Video).

Our Impossible Starts Here: Power Tools

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are power tools to help us get the job done that God has for us here on this Earth. Listen as Pastor Gary explains why we should utilize these power tools.

Follow Up Podcast on Water From Another World

Each Monday, Pastor Gary does a Facebook Live to follow up on his message from the Sunday before. You can check out this powerful podcast by clicking below. And, as a reminder, our messages and podcasts are available on iTunes. Just search LakeCityGville.


Water From Another World

Water is one of the central elements of a civilization. Kingdoms  are built around it and can rise and fall because of it. Pastor Gary explains in this message that making we sure we have the water from another world will guarantee us success, growth & experiencing the fullness of Christ. Check it out below.


Follow Up to “Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit”

Live Q&A with Pastor Gary Craft about Sunday’s Message.


Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit

Being under His influence is where we empty our cups and allow him to fill us completely. Sometimes it’s painful to cooperate with Him to get to that level. But, it’s so worth it. Your Impossible Starts Here!


Your Impossible Starts Here Follow Up

Pastor Gary gives a further explanation of the concepts from Sunday’s Message, “Your Impossible Starts Here.”

Your Impossible Starts Here

With God, nothing is impossible. If we rely on Him and align ourselves with His purpose, we can truly experience His fullness. One way of doing this is by being a church of prayer! Listen as Pastor Gary Craft shares these life-changing truths.


You Can Make A Difference

Over the course of the past 3 weeks, Pastor has shared 4 principles that are integral to our church. This week, he shares the 4th – you can make a difference. Listen as he explains how we can truly make a difference in the world around us.


Missions Sunday

Here at Lake City, we believe in the Great Commission – going unto all the world to preach the Gospel. One of the ways we do that here is by giving to missions. There are a number of missionaries that we support both within our country and across the world. Philip Cameron, founder of The Oprhans Hands shares with us the many things that he has encountered as a missionary. For more info about his ministry, please click HERE.


Growing in Faith Follow Up

Pastor Gary gives a further explanation of the concepts from Sunday’s Message, “Growing in Faith.”


Growing in Faith

What does it truly mean to grow in faith? It entails a lot of things that you may not have thought about. Pastor Gary explains that a healthy believer is always growing, and maturing enough to bear fruit. Then, the pruning happens… ouch!!! But, it’s the pruning that causes us to bear more fruit. Listen as he dives into this topic.

The Fellow-Ship Follow Up

Pastor Gary Craft follows up on The Fellow-Ship with Facebook Live viewers. It’s also an opportunity for him to further his teaching from Sunday and answer questions about it. Here is the audio from the FB Live.

The Fellow-Ship

As believers in Christ, we are all going to the same place, on the same mission 0 much like an aircraft carrier. The fellow ship is a love boat, because it provides demonstrations of God’s love. It is a lifeboat, because it provides shoulders to lean on and ears to listen. And, the fellow ship is an aircraft carrier, because it provides partners to launch us. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains.


Jesus, Alive

Through Jesus death, burial and resurrection, we have the hope of an abundant life – not just here on the earth, but even after we are done here. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft delivers this life-changing Easter message.



 The Praise Parade

Do we really know how to celebrate? What if what we received after years of waiting wasn’t packaged and delivered just like we wanted it? Would we tuly celebrate it then? Let Pastor Gary Craft expound on this idea in this message. If you’d like to contact us, please reach us by phone or email. You can find that info at the bottom of the page.


Heart Conditioning

Even when Christ was on the Earth, many religious leaders of the day, and even the ones in the crowd who were receiving miracles from Christ’s hands, didn’t recognize who Christ really was – the Son of God in human form. He didn’t come packaged like they thought He would be, so they missed the gravity of His appearance & their visitation. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains that  in order to realize the FULLNESS OF CHRIST, we must keep our hearts conditioned to be sensitive to the voice and works of God, through prayer.



Following Jesus

Did you know that you can’t fully follow Jesus from a distance? Yes, it has its risks, but the benefits are worth them all. Let Pastor Gary Craft explain.




Don’t Lose Your Why

Jesus is our “why”- our root motivation for every thing we do. Fruit comes from the root- when we connect to Jesus through relationship, we produce fruit. But Jesus has to be an all-consuming motivation, our “why”; not what he does for us but what He is.

Dead Men Talking

Chances are that you have regrets in your life from missed opportunities in your past. But, did you know that as Christians, we have been called to live with no regrets. Listen as Youth Pastor Seth Henegar shares that you might have regrets, but each day is a clean slate.


Is love love? What does today’s culture believe about love? What is true love? Listen as Pastor Gary Craft dives into this topic.

The Image of God – A Sacred Trust

In this message by Pastor Gary Craft, he points out what the Bible has to say about life, and what it really means to be made in the image of God.


Moms, Pops & Spiritual Orphans

You know, the great commission doesn’t say to go unto all the world and make converts. It says to go unto all the world and make disciples. You can look at this as spiritual parenting. It is imperative that we share our faith with others and help them grow in the faith. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains.


Fire on the Altar

It seems that the gap between generations has left a spiritual void. Watch as Pastor Gary Craft and his son, Nate Craft explain that there is so much to be gained and so much yet to be done.


Leaving a Legacy

Here at Lake City, we recognize that our family members that are 65 and older helped make what we have today possible. They developed the work ethic, tenacity and stick-to-itiveness that made America a great nation. We need that generation (who we are calling the “Great Generation,”) to build a bridge to the younger generation (who we are calling the “Google Generation.”) to share their knowledge and wisdom with them. There is so much to be learned and understood from the experience that the Great Generation possesses. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft, and Youth Pastor Seth Henegar explain.


The Voice

It is imperative that we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. Listen, as Pastor Gary Craft dives into this topic.


Oh Taste and See

God gave us the wonderful ability to taste. It helps us experience something. It can even help set our cravings. What are you craving today? Join Pastor Gary Craft as he explores that question.


Unload, Reload, Focus

As we are beginning a new year, we have to resolve to focus on doing the things that make us better. To do that, we need to unload some things, reload some good things into our lives and really focus on the task at hand. Join Pastor Gary Craft as he explains.

Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?

Jesus is the fulfillment of everything we hold near and dear about Christmas and about the person of Santa Claus. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains the historical origins of Santa Claus and uses this Christmas Character to express our need for a Savior – Jesus Christ.

Frosty the Snowman is a story that is easily paralleled to our spiritual life. Click below to find out how.

The Rudolph Life 

You are called to be unique, and sometimes people don’t like that. Let Youth Pastor Seth Henegar explain to you, through the character of a Christmas story, how your uniqueness is valuable.


Gratitude should be a huge part of our lives. Listen as Pastor Gary Craft shares a Biblical perspective on this topic:


Have you ever been blind-sided? I mean, you didn’t see it coming, but when it hit you, it hurt. Pastor Gary Craft has some insight on that very topic. Check it out below:


In the 4th installment of  the series, Mountains Still Move, Pastor Gary Craft explains how chains of addiction and other bondage tangle us up. But, more importantly, he explains that you can have an encounter with the Savior, and he can deliver you from every chain! Listen by clicking below.


Is healing for today? YES! Listen as Pastor Gary Craft talks more about sickness and healing.


We all have mountains in our lives that need to be moved. Sometimes, those mountains include problems in our finances. Hear Pastor Gary Craft talk about it below:


Join Pastor Gary Craft as he begins his 4 part series titled, “Mountains Still Move.”


Join our special guest, Missionary Gary Sapp, as he preaches on the widow and the oil, and how it applies to our lives today.



Happily Ever After

Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains that every story can have a happy ending.


We all encounter a fork (really many forks) in the road during out journey. In this third message in the This is My Story series, Pastor Gary Craft explains that the decisions we make determine which direction we will go. Check out the message below.

Though your story may have twists and turns, God always has a way to get you back on track. Pastor Gary Craft explains in this 2nd installment of the teaching series, This is My Story.

Listen as Pastor Gary Craft explains that Your Story Matters to God. Every story has its ups and downs, but did you know that as Christians, Christ filters those crises that we face? He even tells us that we, “…will have tribulations, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Teen Challenge ministered during our Labor Day Weekend Sunday Service. Check out the testimonies from these men who have put their trust in Christ to turn their lives around.

Unity is Key

In today’s world there are so many causes that people can unite for. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s for the wrong reasons, like HATE. But, Pastor Gary Craft explains that we were created to gather together as a team that is guided by Jesus. Check out the message below for more. You’ll be glad you did!

Love is so Powerful

Have you ever thought about the love Christ has for us? Are we displaying His love to others? Join Wolf Winegard as he challenges us to answer these questions.

Difference Maker

Did you know that you were designed to make a difference. Dive in with Pastor Gary as he explains this statement.

Bigger Than Life

Have you ever wondered what Heaven will be like? Have you ever thought that you might just be some disembodied spirit sitting on a cloud, playing a harp forever? Join Pastor Gary as he explains that this life is only the beginning of our eternal purpose, and Heaven is not a boring place.

Commitment and Contribution

Have you ever really understood the difference between the two? Listen as our Youth Pastor, Seth Henegar talks about the difference and what it means to be SOLD OUT.

Every Earthly Opportunity Has an Expiration Date

Join Pastor Gary Craft as he explains that though everything on this earth has an expiration date, if you are breathing, you have an opportunity.

Lost and Found

Pastor Gary Craft uses the trailer below as an illustration to convey that the value of an item lost determines the intensity of the pursuit to find it. Let this message speak to your heart. You can listen to the sermon audio under the video of the movie trailer below.

What Am I Hungering For

Using a snippet from the Andy Griffith Show, Pastor Gary Craft illustrates that if we fill ourselves up with something “good,” we may not have enough room for what’s BEST. Hunger causes a pursuit for satisfaction. And, what we eat becomes what we have an appetite for. Check out the clip from Andy BY CLICKING HERE. Enjoy this service from Sunday Morning, July 9, 2017.


Freedom Inside & Out

Join Pastor Gary Craft as he explores what freedom really is. What does it mean to be free on the inside and the outside? He draws parallels from those in the persecuted Church abroad, to help us more fully understand FREEDOM.


America’s Got Talents

Pastor Gary uses the premise of the popular TV show to draw a comparison to how each one of us has talents and abilities, and our success is based upon how we use what we’ve got.

Father’s Day – It’s Never Too Late For A Turnaround

Join Pastor Gary Craft as he shares that as long as your alive, it’s never too late to make choices of reconciliation or choices to better your role in a relationship.


I Hear the Sound of an Abundance of Rain

Join Nate Craft as he shares his experience from the mission field in Peru and relates it to the Prophet Elijah and our everyday lives.

Pentecost Sunday

Join our special guest, Pastor John Loper, as he reveals how to walk in victory every day of your life.






The Following

Here is Pastor Seth’s message from Sunday, May 28th.



The New Exodus: Covered and Called Out

To get to where you want to be, you have to come out of some situations, circumstances and habits. And, it often takes you out of your comfort zone. Let’s dive in as Pastor Gary explores the New Exodus.


Life After Diapers – Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day message is unlike any you’ve heard before. Pastor Gary encourages all mothers, through the Word of God. Click play below to listen.



The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Pt. 2

Listen as Pastor Gary Craft finishes up this 2 part series, and discover how you really can have the life you’ve always wanted.


The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Pt. 1

Pastor Gary Craft delivers the first message in this 2 part series. Join him as he explains the way that you can truly have the life you’ve always wanted.



Focus on Missions

Listen in, as David Raley speaks on the importance of missions.


Pastor Gary Craft

Easter Sunday, the day that changed everything. Listen to our Easter Sunday sermon below.



Pastor Gary Craft

“Our government, and many other governments, are spending millions, maybe billions of dollars trying to hear extra-terrestrial, otherwise intelligent life, beyond the Milky Way galaxy, somewhere. We’re trying to pick up communications from them. Now, that’s what I call focused, dedicated, selective listening.”

Are we trying our best to tune God in daily? Are we hearing from Him? Listen, as Pastor Gary Craft explores Hearing God.


Pastor Gary Craft

Lordship, what is it? How should it affect our lives? Join Pastor Gary Craft as he dives into the word of God to explain this topic.

Special Guest Johnny Jernigan

We were glad to have Johnny Jernigan with us on Sunday. Johnny and his wife, Karen, have developed several evangelistic strategies to assist the local church and para-church ministries in mobilizing the people of God. Through local church ministries, denominational mobilization, drama and theatrical plays, Johnny and Karen provide proven evangelism strategies, and they assist churches in achieving their vision for the community.

This is our latest sermon series (March 5, 12 & 19, 2017). Click on the heading and scroll down the page to access the audio playlist.

Men, it just might change the way you build your life! Every woman, every child, and every man needs to hear this. Beginning March 5th, hear these powerful messages from Pastor Gary Craft at Lake City, 5025 Spring Creek Drive, Guntersville, behind the high school. Sundays at 10:30 am.