Our Story

Lakeshore Baptist Church, formerly Cicero Baptist Church, is located at 6696 Lakeshore Rd., Cicero, New York. The church was founded in 2000 by Pastor Karl Novak who led LBC for over 16 years. During that time Lakeshore Baptist Church has developed into a loving accepting body of believers sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and encouraging the people of Central New York to come to Him by grace through faith and follow Him in love and obedience. As with most new local churches, LBC has struggled with the difficulty and prohibitive expense of acquiring its own facilities. However, during 2009 and 2010 God did a great miracle! The Lord provided Lakeshore Baptist Church with a completely rebuilt 10,000 square foot facility on four acres of land overlooking Oneida Lake. Certainly, there has been much hard labor involved in this miracle, but how could a modest congregation in size and income acquire the necessary funds (approximately $500,000) to purchase and rebuild such a facility (with a very small mortgage)? Impossible to be sure, BUT GOD did it! Recently Pastor Karl retired and Associate Pastor Mike McMahon has stepped into the role of our Lead Pastor. Mike has been with the church since 2003 and he has a heart for evangelizing and reaching the lost all over Central New York. We believe that God has great things in store for Lakeshore Baptist Church as we continue pressing forward for His glory, seeking to reach many in Central New York for Christ!


The first step in anything we do at Lakeshore is to connect. When we connect with God it allows us to lovingly connect with others.


Next we build upon those connections in continued love. Building up our relationship with God, His Word, and others.


To further build relationships and make connections we serve in love. We serve by meeting the needs of our community.

Our Mission

Is to serve and reach the community of Cicero in love. We want to be a church known for loving like Christ and connecting others to him.

We In love

Our Leaders

Our leaders are dedicated men that have a passion for the church and who want to see the Gospel proclaimed.

Mike McMahon
Lead Pastor


Nehemiah Taylor
Associate Pastor

You are invited!

We hope this page has given you a little taste of what we are about! The only real way to see who we are and what we are about is to come visit us this Sunday. We would love to have you join us this Sunday at 11am. We will be saving you a seat!