Brad Franklin is the founding pastor of Lakeside Church. He came to Folsom in 1987 as a church planter and began Lakeside with a telemarketing campaign. His ministry has been blessed and Lakeside continues to grow steadily offering several Sunday worship gatherings. He leads a team of dedicated pastors and ministry directors. Lakeside relocated to the present 28-acre site in Folsom in September of 2001.
Before coming to Folsom, Brad served as a missionary in the Philippines, and in churches in Portland, Oregon and Scotts Valley, California. He received his Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies from Westmont College, Masters of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Western Seminary and completed his Doctor of Ministry from Bethel Seminary in June 2002.
Brad belongs to the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and is active in the annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
Brad and his wife, Donna, are the parents of three children – Breck, Bryce, and Bethany. When not at work, Brad plays men’s softball, runs occasionally in various competitions, plays hysterically bad golf and even jumped out of a plane (with a parachute).
Brad has established the mission of Lakeside Church as transforming as many people as possible into passionate and productive followers of Jesus. He is leading the people of Lakeside in reaching up to God in worship, reaching out to neighbors in the community and reaching in to others within the church.