Dr. JP Vick became the Lead Pastor of Northside in 2019. JP is married to Christie and they have four children: Ryder, Jerzy, Vesper, and Ronen. Pastor JP and Christie met while attending Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. After graduating, the young couple moved to Illinois, married, and began working in fulltime ministry. They have been youth pastors, staff pastors, church planters/lead pastor, and doctoral program coordinator/professor. Pastor JP holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and completed his Doctor of Ministry in 2018 at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University, Springfield, MO. Pastor JP is an Ordained Minister and Christie a Licensed Minister, both with the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Terry and Wendy Scott joined our team in May 2013. They have served in Children's Ministry for the past 16 years. The burden and compassion they both feel for children, combined with the Wendy's experience working as a child care professional for 20 years allow them to teach and communicate with children on a level they can understand.
Their passion and mission is to use methods such as illusions, balloons, puppets, ventriloquism, etc., to share and equip children with the knowledge of God and give them the tools and foundation they need to enable them to make decisions that are pleasing to God.
Drew and Kelsey Hawkins joined the Northside staff in May of 2015. They are both graduates of the Florida School of Discipleship in Fort Myers, Florida. They are committed to developing the current generation of middle and high school students into world changers. Together, Drew and Kelsey are passionate about cultivating meaningful relationships with students and giving biblical direction in order to help each student become the man or woman God has called them to be.