Rick & Nicole Cochran
Rick and Nicole Cochran are honored to be serving as the Lead Pastors at LHC since the fall of 2020. They have over 25+ years of ministry experience and have been fortunate to serve in many areas of the church over their years in ministry. They met and began their ministry careers in ministry school at Phoenix First Assembly in the late '90s. After being married in 2000, they moved to Springfield, MO, where they started their family and faithfully pastored for over 20 years. They have three amazing kids, Kyler, Madisen, and Greyson.
Rick and Nicole have a heart for people, and their true passion is to help empower people to be exactly whom God created them to be while at the same time ministering to their daily needs as they are walking through all of life's ups and downs. "Doing life together" with their community is so important to them because they believe that this is where true ministry is at its best, found in circles, not rows. Creating services that are personal, creative, and most importantly Jesus centered is so important to them. Pastor Rick spends hours in the Word of God each week, researching and studying to prepare sermons that inspire growth and help foster real heart change for people. Nicole has a true heart of a worshiper and is a strong prayer warrior who always is the first to be sure others are covered in prayer when they need it most. Together they are a dynamic team and truly believe they are called to reach the lost and hurting here in Northwest Indiana.
"But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." - Isaiah 43:18-19