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Together, our Ministry Team is working to provide an atmosphere where our Church Family can grow spiritually, get connected relationally, and serve effectively. If you have any questions regarding your involvement at Northside, or if you would like to find out more about opportunities to serve, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on our Ministry Team.
Since 1996, David Allen has served as the Preaching Minister for the Northside Family, and has been in Full Time Ministry since 1983. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees from Abilene Christian University and a Certificate from the Center for Christian Education in Dallas, Texas. Previous to joining Northside’s Ministry Team, he served for thirteen years at the Pine Tree Church of Christ in Longview, Texas. David and his wife Kim were married in 1982. They have two adult children, Kaitlin (married to Dr. Jordan Ziemer) and Dr. Tyler Allen. They have one amazing grandchild, Caleb.
Education & Family Minister
Bruce Utley has served at the Northside Church of Christ since 1982. Before coming to San Antonio, he served as Campus Minister and taught at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He holds the Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees, all from Abilene Christian University. He is a member of the Christian Education Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife, Sharon, have two adult children, Clay and Erin. They have four grandchildren.
Tina Wharton has served at Northside as Children’s Minister since 1999. She leads a fantastic team of volunteers who serve the ministry with servant hearts. She has always had a passion for teaching children God’s Word and brings much hands-on experience. She finds it an honor and pleasure to serve God through the children and families at Northside. She and her husband, Greg, have four young adult children, Christian, Lauren, Rachel & Tyler.
Associate Children's Minister, Preschool Director
Nicole Largent joined the Northside Staff full time in 2017 as Associate Children’s Minister. Her love of children has grown into a passion to teach them God’s love. Her experience teaching Early Childhood and Elementary gives her firsthand knowledge that assists her in following God’s lead. Nicole has also worked at Northside Preschool since 2012 and currently serves as Director. She and her husband, Brandon, have 3 children, Breann, Wade and Zakary.
Jenni originally attended college to pursue a career in Public Relations, but over the years a passion for Youth Ministry grew. Coming to the realization that those skills in communication were tailor fit to ministering to and reaching teens of this generation, Jenni applied her studies, passions, and talents at Capitol Hill Church of Christ and Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Finalizing her studies at Oklahoma Christian University(OC) Jenni was awarded two degrees in both Public Relations and Vocational Ministry. Jenni fulfills a long candidate search and vetting process conducted by the parents and Youth of Northside to find a Youth Minister, and in August of 2019 Jenni chose to begin her journey with us. "I am thrilled to be a member of this church family and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this youth ministry." Jenni has a heart for connecting with students and leading them towards Christ and we are excited everyday to partner with her.