About Us

Who We Are

Lakefield Baptist Church is a conservative, Upper Peninsula church based in the Manistique Lakes area of Michigan. We are a community of married couples, families, and elderly. We are passionate about the people in our area and creating a place for them to call home at Lakefield. We would love for you to join us on a Sunday and experience our community.

Our Heart

God is writing a beautiful story at Lakefield. It began in 1947 with 34 people who had a dream of starting a church that would make a tangible difference in the lives of families in their community. Lakefield has a rich heritage of people who give and serve. The legacy lives on today. We are committed to putting roots down deep in God’s Word and impacting our community for the common good. When you walk through the doors at Lakefield, you will experience living as a family on mission to serve God.

Sunday Gatherings

We gather Sunday mornings from 11 AM to 12 PM for worship. Meeting for community worship on a regular basis is one of the core practices we garner from the early church. It is a critical time to be strengthened, challenged, and edified. Expect loving hospitality while being welcomed and treated as a part of the family. Lakefield is located at 24230 County Rd. 98 McMillan. There is no dress code here, so come as you are.

You can also join us for our Sunday study groups and Lakefield Kids @ 10 AM.

Our Values

Grow in Christ

We desire to abide in Christ—our thankfulness for God’s saving grace motivates us to eagerly and intentionally participate in the life long process of being made more like Christ. We commit ourselves to active participation in the church, as it is useful and essential for spiritual growth.

Love God

We desire to obey the first and greatest commandment—to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind. Loving God is a natural and joyful response to experiencing God’s love through his grace and forgiveness.

Pass the Faith

We desire to faithfully pass the Gospel on to others—in our homes, in our community, and in the world. As Christians, we have been commissioned by God to faithfully demonstrate the Gospel and clearly proclaim it to our local community and beyond.

Our Pastor

Stephen Peters

Pastor Steve Peters

Pastor Steve Peters was born and raised in Central Michigan and has always possessed a great love for the Upper Peninsula. Steve grew up with five brothers and sisters in a family that was deeply committed to a life of ministry and missions. His mother led him to the Lord at an early age, while the faithful Bible teaching, personal devotions, and prayer life of his father instilled a love for God and family in Steve.

After many years in business, Steve finally answered God’s call and prepared for full-time ministry. Re-entering college after a 20 year hiatus, Steve developed a passion for studying and teaching Scripture as he completed his undergraduate degree at Cornerstone University and then his Master’s degree at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Today, he focuses his ministry on prayer, teaching, and discipleship.

Steve enjoys spending time with his best friend and wife, Sherrie, as well as his adult children and beautiful granddaughters.

Our Beliefs

The Apostles Creed

The Apostles’ Creed has given Christian churches a faithful doctrinal foundation for centuries. It has passed the test of scriptural integrity. It has crossed denominational boundaries. It has passed freely through generations and people groups. It provides a summary of Christian doctrines and allows us to have fellowship with other Christians who profess their faith as follows:

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead, on the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

All are Sinners in Need of a Savior

We believe God created men and women in His image and likeness for fellowship with Himself and to carry out the creation ordinances; that Adam sinned; and that through his disobedience the entire race was alienated from God and is born depraved and totally lost. We believe that all human life is sacred and to be protected as it is the image of God. (Genesis 1-3; Romans 5:12-21; Isaiah 53:6; Psalm 139:13-16)

Salvation Through Faith by Grace

We believe that God freely justifies His people by granting them faith in the sinless life, shed blood, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This faith receives and rests on Christ and His righteousness alone. Thus, believers are born again by God's grace through faith in Christ apart from works. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 3:16-18; Acts 4:8-12; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:1-9)

There is One True God

We believe in the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who is holy, loving, good, wise, and almighty; who has created his world out of nothing, who sustains, provides for, and rules all things, who is our only Redeemer, and who will judge all people. (Luke 3:21-22; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 1:3-14)

The Inspired Word of God

We believe the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, infallible and God-breathed, a perfect rule of faith and practice for mankind. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Proverbs 30:5)


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24230 Co Rd 98, McMillan, MI 49853
(906) 586-3551