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Cory Atkinson
Senior Pastor

“Cory was born and raised in the hot humid air of Corpus Christi, TX. He has worked in vocational ministry for approximately fifteen years and absolutely loves it. He is passionate about preaching the bible, pastoring people through the ups and downs of life, discipling new believers, and leading relationally. Cory has been married to his better half, Kara, since 2018. They have a cat named Elise and a behemoth long-haired German Shepherd named Spurgeon. When Cory’s not in the office you can find him eating sushi, walking the dog, watching the Washington Wizards lose a basketball game, or holed up in a coffee shop working on his master’s degree.”

Ed Blizzard
Executive Pastor


Ed was born in the mountains of Maryland and moved to the Central Maryland area in the mid-1980’s. He has been happily married to Jean since 1991 and together they have raised four boys and one girl (their granddaughter) and have experienced many wonderful years in the Pasadena area and at LSBC.

Ed attended seminary at Southern Baptist (Louisville) and Liberty University (VA) and graduated in 2008 with a Master’s in Discipleship Ministries. He has served on staff since that time and his role has transformed from part-time Pastor of Assimilation to his current role as Executive Pastor.

Margo Schwartz
Director of Children’s Ministry 

Margo and her family relocated to Maryland from California in 2010 and have called Lake Shore Baptist their church home ever since. She joined the staff as Children’s Ministry Director in 2013. Margo has served in children’s ministry for over 20 years and her ministry passion is to see children and families grow closer to the Lord and to help equip parents to disciple their children. She and her husband Steve live in Pasadena and are raising three boys, Zachary, Ty and Simon.

Alicia de la Garza
Director of Music
Alicia de la Garza joined the staff at Lake Shore Baptist Church in September 2018. She has been a private piano instructor for over 15 years and has a studio in her hometown of Linthicum, MD. Since a young age, she has been a part of the music/drama ministry at her churches.
Brenda Fahey
Office Administrator


Brenda has been with Lake Shore Baptist Church since 2017 as our Financial Secretary. She grew up in Kentucky and came to the DC area in 1968 to work for the FBI. She met and married Ron. They had two sons. Allen is married to Lisa-they have three children. Steve lost his wife suddenly to a drowning. He’s currently engaged to Tracy who has two young sons. Brenda has been widowed twice but considers herself blessed to have had two Godly husbands! She has authored a book, I Don’t Know How to be a Widow, that takes you through her journey of grief–twice–and coming out victorious in Christ!

Katie Ekovich
Multimedia Coordinator
Katie started attending Lake Shore Baptist Church in 2019 with her husband, Jayson. She joined the staff in March 2022. She has a background in photography and graphic design and a passion for ministry. She enjoys combining her love for art and ministry into one.
Amy Jones
Interim Director of Student Ministry

Amy joined Lake Shore Baptist Church as a member in 2009. She started teaching in the Children’s Ministry a couple years later before moving over to teaching in the Youth Department in 2018. She is married to Rich and has three boys Michael, Richard, and Ben. It is her goal to make strong disciples who have a heart to serve and to share the word of God. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and going to FUGE.