Meet the Staff

The staff at South Lake would like to thank you for visiting our web site.  It is our goal to make your experience with us the very most that it can be.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.  We are here to serve the Lord.  It is our sincere desire that you would connect with South Lake… Grow in your spiritual walk with the Lord… and find the correct avenue to serve in His house.


Pastor Wisehart

Dr.Lenny Wisehart Senior Pastor

Dr. Lenny Wisehart became Senior Pastor at South Lake Church of the Nazarene in Crown Point, Indiana in August, 2009.  Previously he served for 17 years preaching and singing as a full time evangelist.

He pastored Nazarene congregations in Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana and Oskaloosa, Iowa. His passions for ministry include preaching and teaching the Word, equipping the church for ministry and reaching and discipling followers of Christ.

He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He completed post graduate work in preaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and was honored with a D.D. by Olivet.

Pastor Wisehart and his wife, Joy, have two children: Brady and Amy and three (outstanding!) grandchildren.

He loves a certain football team (Super Bowl 2007 winners), enjoys competitive games, golf, fishing and boating. And (some say) he ‘makes the best fudge ever.’

His preaching is laced with humor and always filled with the Word and daily application to life’s joys and sorrows.


Send an email to lennywisehart@yahoo.com

Joy Wisehart

Rev. Joy Wisehart Pastoral Care

Pastor Joy Wisehart is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, majoring in Elementary education, as well as Anderson University school of Theology. After teaching elementary school, (public and homeschooling) for several years, in midlife, God called her to return to school and get her Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Out of seminary, Joy pursued and became a fulltime Hospital Chaplain for a number of years.

Joy, wife to Sr. Pastor Lenny and mother of Brady and Amy, finds it a joy to dedicate her life to God and His church. One of the joys of her life is being able to partner in ministry with her husband, Lenny.

She is passionate about how the Word transforms a person’s life and has a desire to help all reach a deeper life of prayer.

At South Lake Naz, Joy does Pastoral care of the congregation, Premarital counseling, as well as teaching classes on Wednesday evenings and Tuesday morning Ladies Bible study group and directing Heart to Heart, women’s ministry. She enjoys preaching assignments and occasionally team-preaching with her husband. She often finds herself speaking in retreats across the country and other church gatherings.

She enjoys reading, drinking coffee with her friends and collectively sharing the latest “God sightings”. She has been trained to laugh at all her husbands ’jokes and is learning to love his dark, hard, deep, bitter chocolate fudge.

You can contact Pastor Joy at joywisehart@yahoo.com


Pastor Travis Stamper became an Associate Pastor at South Lake Church of the Nazarene in June, 2015. Prior to coming on staff, he had volunteered as the youth director for 3 years.

Travis has a passion to see a generation on fire for Jesus Christ. His passions for ministry include preaching and teaching the Word, making disciples and equipping them for ministry. His main emphasis is with youth and young adults and his goal is to make disciples who make disciples.

He grew up in Cedar Lake, Indiana and is currently attending Indiana Wesleyan pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies.

Travis is blessed to be married to Alyssa, who leads worship on Sundays. When asked what he is best at he will often reply, “Well I’m really good at marrying.” Essentially the whole church agrees that she is way out of his league.

He loves all sports and is a big UK basketball fan. He enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing.

In his preaching and teaching, Travis aims to help everyone live their life in light of eternity.