Lakyn Platt
Children’s Ministries Director
Lakyn Platt has been a member of the Central Church family since childhood. She officially joined the church staff in September of 2018 as our Children’s Ministries Director. Prior to joining the team Lakyn has been actively involved in her church and community as well as participating in multiple SC District level events. Lakyn married her high school sweet heart, Tyler, in January of 2013 and together they have a beautiful family which includes their daughter, Kinslee, and son, Samuel. They also share their home with their 3 dogs, Kyah and Snickers the Dachshunds and Kaine their Doberman rescue. Lakyn has her local ministers license and attends the Nazarene Bible College where she is continuing her studies. 
Lakyn has some personal experiences with ministry as well and has seen first hand the way the Lord moves. She comes from a missionary and pastoral family and is the proud grand daughter of David and Gloria Spires who pastor a neighboring Nazarene church in Cayce, SC. They were also previous missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa for several years. The Lord called Lakyn into ministry one Sunday during a morning service lead by Pastor Brent Walker.
“It was just a typical service, nothing unusual. My heart was heavy and I felt that I needed a change. I needed to be filled. Pastor Brent mentioned the need of a children’s ministry leader and it was like I was struck by lightening, I can’t really explain it. I was so sure and I knew that this is what I was going to do. I didn’t know how but I knew I was going to do it.”
A few fun facts about Lakyn: She loves everything outdoors and enjoys just spending time with her family. She prefers the mountains over the beach, loves Gamecock Football, is more of a dog person, and has lived in the same 10-15 mile radius since birth.
A personal message from Lakyn: “I love this church and I love this community. Watching a child’s face light up while they are learning God’s word is priceless. Our children are not just the church of the future, they are the church of today! I am looking forward to seeing God’s hand move through me as your ministry leader and for what the Lord has in store for your children.”