Chapel of the Lake is a non-denominational church unified around the belief that the Word of God should shape and guide every facet of our lives.
As we grow together, we hope to build relationships and make lasting impact in our community by sharing God's love which is open to all who seek Him.
Values and culture
We are a community of people who have joined together to pursue Christ, proclaim Christ, and practice His love.
The Chapel has determined four essential engagements that drive everything we do: Grow, Connect, Serve, Reach.
Grow is focused on growing people in their faith and knowledge of God. Growth happens in a variety of ways, and we encourage everyone to be pursuing at least one area of spiritual growth. A few ministries that are focused on growth include sunday school classes and mid-week bible studies.
Connect is focused on connecting people to the church and its family. No one is expected to live life by themselves, and the church offers real community based on God and His word. Connection begins with the worship service and is hopefully continued throughout the week through fellowship events and home groups.
Serve is focused on using our gifts and abilities to serve God and others though the various ministries of our church. Service happens in response to spiritual growth and in connection with the church body. Whether it's service inside our church, or out in the community, every Chapel member is encouraged to get involved!
Reach is focused on reaching out beyond the church walls and into our community and the world. It is the duty of all Christians to be a light for the gospel in their sphere of influence. By supporting various community organizations, ministries, and global missionaries we hope to bring the hope of Jesus to a world in need.
what we believe
If you would like to read our full statement of faith, download Chapel of the Lake's Statement of Faith and Distinctives [pdf file]
If it's your first time at the Chapel, welcome! We know every church is unique, so here are a few frequently asked questions to help you plan your visit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schedule has been altered to accommodate for social distancing. Every other pew is being utilized, and while masks are recommended at both services; they are required at the 8:30 service. Nursery and children's church is available during the second service at 10:30am.
Where do I go when I get there?
When you pull in the parking lot, you'll find guest parking right up front. As you enter the building, our team of greeters will meet you and show you where to find the sanctuary, restrooms, and children's ministry areas. If you need anything during your visit, please don't hesitate to ask!
What do you do for kids?
We encourage families to stay together for the first portion of our worship service, but all children 5th grade and younger are dismissed to children's church before the sermon starts. Children's nurseries from birth-3yrs are available throughout the entire second service. Check out our Children's Ministry page here.
What should I wear?
Don't feel like you have to dress up. You'll find a wide range of dress (from jeans & t-shirts to a few coats & ties), so you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.
We would love to get to know you better, and have a digital connect card that will help us answer any questions you might have.
pastors and staff
Pastor Keith has a Bachelors of Music Degree from John Brown University, and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Pastor Keith and his wife Janet grew up in Texas and came to the Chapel in 1982 to serve as Associate Pastor. His various roles through the years have included Youth Pastor (22 years) and Music/Worship leader (25 years). Pastor Keith became Senior Pastor in 2008.
Keith and Janet live in Lake St Louis, and have two children and 6 grandchildren. When he’s not busy with church or playing with grandkids, Keith enjoys water sports (boating, wake boarding, jet skis, etc.), music, and building & repairing all sorts of things.
Associate Pastor - Discipleship & Family Ministries
Pastor Aaron completed his undergraduate degree at Pensacola Christian College and his Master of Arts in Theology at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He joined the staff at the Chapel in the summer of 2012, and oversees the family and discipleship ministries of the church, including the youth ministry, adult Sunday school, home groups, and bible studies.
Aaron currently lives in Wentzville with his wife Stephanie and their three young children, Ainsley, Landon, and Callen. When he's not hanging out with teenagers or teaching at the church, he enjoys being outside enjoying God's creation with his family. He is also highly competitive and has been known to show no mercy to teenagers when it comes to dodgeball, volleyball, or any other sport (although he does it with a smile)!