Registration Opens for Annual Near His Heart Dinner




Registration for the 2023 Near His Heart dinner is now open.

The Near His Heart dinner is a special night for parents and caregivers of those with special needs. The program is set for Feb. 24, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn.

There is no cost to attend the event, but all attendees must register for the dinner and for childcare. Space is limited; therefore, registration will close Sunday, Feb. 19.

Greg and Gina Hubert, parents of three autistic boys and host of the Joni and Friends podcast, are slated to be guest speakers. Greg brings a unique blend of training, experience and passion to oversee the Field Services ministry at Joni and Friends. With a bachelor’s degree from Biola University and master’s of divinity from The Master’s Seminary, Greg’s career includes over 30 years of pastoral leadership and corporate management. Yet his passion for ministering to the disabled is deeply personal. He and his wife Gina have raised three boys who are all on the autism spectrum, each of whom is viewed as a gift from God. They know firsthand the fears and struggles, joys and triumphs that come with any disability. Greg enthusiastically views his role as senior vice president of Field Services as a culmination of his education, professional career and life experiences to expand the ministry of hope and support to those individuals created with God-designed abilities.

For further information and registration please go to

Once you have registered, you will be prompted to submit your pictures for the slideshow presentation. If you are not able to submit your pictures at the time of registration, there is a link on the Near His Heart web page you can revisit at your convenience. When submitting pictures, please submit them as a JPEG file. Lakeview Baptist cannot accept screenshots or low-resolution images as they will not load into the slideshow properly. The deadline for slideshow submissions is Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. If you find that you are unable to attend, please let Lakeview Baptist know by emailing its group at While a live stream of the event will not be provided this year, a recording of the evening will be available on the website following the event.

For the men, there will be a prayer and fellowship breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church room 109 just outside the fellowship hall. No reservation is needed.


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