Our Pastors


Jason Hitte

Jason Hitte, Sr. is the founder and Lead Pastor of Lakeside Church in Oakland, Florida. Following ten years of service as a dedicated law enforcement officer, God called Pastor Jason to help people learn the truth of His Word and walk in the freedom that is made available to us through Jesus. Beginning as a new church plant with a handful of families, Lakeside has since experienced remarkable growth and is now one of the most thriving multicultural and multigenerational churches in the Greater Orlando area.

Lakeside launched its second campus, as well as its online campus in 2020. In 2023, Outreach Magazine named Lakeside the 6th fastest-growing church in the nation, with over 3,000 people engaging in our weekly services. To extend the reach of the gospel, Pastor Jason’s dynamic messages of grace and truth are featured on a local Christian broadcasting network that serves 3.8 million people in nine counties throughout Central Florida. 

Pastor Jason graduated from Southeastern University in 2007, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Leadership. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Caroline, since 1995. Together they have three children and seven grandchildren. Pastor Jason and Caroline share a heart for people; loving them where they are and leading them into an authentic relationship with Jesus. 


Caroline Hitte

Caroline Hitte pastors the Lakeside Church faithfully alongside her husband Jason. She is incredibly gifted in her own right, with a deep love for God and people. Her leadership in the church is felt by all who call Lakeside home. In addition to being a leader in the church, Caroline’s heart is for helping people in their marriage. She is truly skilled in the area of counseling and has helped numerous women in marriages heal, and find restoration in Christ.








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