Shannon Carroll // Lead Pastor

Born & raised in South Africa, Shannon served as a medic in the military before going to Bible College and then Mission School. For a decade he worked with an outreach ministry doing open air crusades, and ministry leaders conferences in Southern and Central Africa and watched Jesus save and miraculously heal many! Shannon married Karin in 2001 and they founded the African satellite of a US based International School of Ministry before immigrating to FL, USA in January 2004. In 2016, Shannon stepped into the lead pastor role at LakeHaven Church. His passion is to see people everywhere experience God’s Love & the life-transforming power the Good News, and lead them to participate and share the abundant life that Jesus offers His disciples. He enjoys his family time, friends, reading & studying, leading mission teams internationally, scuba diving, shooting and adventure. Shannon and Karin have two children, Danielle & Ethan.  Email:


Karin Carroll // Pastoral Support & Administration

Growing up with Swedish missionary heritage on a corn, cattle and timber farm in South Africa, Karin first truly experienced God’s love personally as a teenager. After some business college, Karin joined a missions organization and spent two and a half years serving administratively and doing children’s evangelism. It was the founders of this organization that introduced Shannon to Karin….  Karin has a passion to teach God’s love and grace in relevant and practical way to young and old. Her remarkable God-gifted talents & experience in multiple Inc 5000 companies outside of the church are a great benefit to LakeHaven & strategic leadership. Karin’s desire to serve, encourage and equip the members of the Body to be ministers of the Gospel, keeps her pursuing the grace of God in her own heart – where He works.  Karin loves cruises, fonts, lasagna & crème brulee.