Bio

_DSC6708.jpgsmallLakeSide is an acoustical gospel group, located in Madisonville, TN. LakeSide is on the Mercy Road Label with Chapel Valley Studios. We desire to spread the good news of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Our music provides a blend of Southern, Country, and Bluegrass Gospel music.  We compose our music in manner that it will touch the Youth just as much as the Adults.  We provide a mix of acoustical instrumentation along with smooth harmonies to present the good news of Jesus Christ to each audience!

LakeSide started playing in churches throughout East Tennessee in 1995. The group started out as a family group called the Gospel Bluegrass Boys. In 2007, because of some member changes, the group adopted the name “LakeSide.” LakeSide is a group of individuals committed to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They desire to share their personal testimonies and songs to all who will listen. They love to tell others what the Lord has done for them and have a great time in doing it!!

“Our prayer is for the Lord’s will to be completed in each of our lives. We hope you are blessed through our testimonies and music. Please review our Schedule, Store and Latest Posts. Thank you for visiting our website and please sign up for our free music. We look forward to meeting you down the road!” – LakeSide


Greg Blankenship – Mandolin

I play mandolin and sing lead/harmony vocals for LakeSide. I love to sing and play in this group because we all view it as a ministry to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have played bluegrass music since I was 10 years old with my brother and friends. My primary instrument has always been the mandolin, because no one else played it, but I do love the mandolin. I am married to my wonderful wife “Ann” and we have two children “Megan” and “Lucas”. My wife and I are members of Vonore Baptist Church. My family is great; they are the ones that truly sacrifice for me to participate in this ministry. I love the Lord and my family, and only hope that I will be able to continue the ministry provided by LakeSide. The sole purpose of this ministry is to spread the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ in song and in testimonies!

Email: greg.blankenship@yahoo.com


Randy Terry – Banjo

I play banjo and guitar, and sing lead/harmony vocals for LakeSide. I have been playing bluegrass music for over 35 years. I have been married for 20 years to my lovely wife Michelle and we have two kids Mitchell and Bryce, and we live in Robbins, TN. In 1989 I received Christ as my savior and my life has not been the same since. At age 38, I was diagnosed with terminal heart failure, and I am a living witness that prayers due come true! Six months later I received a new heart and I have been blessed to have had this heart for more than 8 years, now! So when you are truly facing a tribulation, there is just one name to call on, and that is Jesus!



Jackie Cummings – Bass

Jackie Cummings – I play bass and sing lead/ harmony vocals for LAKESIDE. This is the first gospel Bluegrass group I’ve played with. I’ve played music for over 20 years with various groups, from Nashville to Atlanta. I was 12 years of age when I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and things of the world lead me astray. But, in 2010 I was at a point in my life that something wasn’t right and one night Jesus changed the path I was on and turned me back to HIM. It is a great honor to share the same path of life with these guys of LakeSide, with their love for the Lord. I am 50 years young and have a Loving wife (Kim) of 11 years who shares the same passion for our Lord and Savior. We are from Tunnel Hill GA. and a tend Bethesda Baptist Church.

Email: johnkimcummings@charter.net


Ben Allen – Lead Guitar/Fiddle

Ben Allen- I play lead guitar and fiddle for Lakeside. I live in Pall Mall, TN. I’m 24 years old. My family The Allen’s have been singing since I was a child. I have been blessed by being raised in a Christian home. My father currently pastors York Chapel in Pall Mall, TN. God began speaking to my heart as a young boy and I soon gave my life to Him as my Lord and Savior. I started out playing drums for my church when I was about 9 years old. Since then, the Lord has blessed me to play various instruments, one of which is the fiddle. I also have a home studio that I record music. I filled in playing lead guitar for two events with Lakeside and developed a friendship that I will cherish. I was asked to join the group in September 2012 to be a member of Lakeside playing fiddle and now currently taken the role of lead guitarist. I count it a privilege to be a part of Lakeside and want to uplift the name of Jesus with music and song.

Email: deerhunter_ben@yahoo.com

Logistics Coordinator; Robert Bell

Drummer; Justin Kelso.