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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.
Minister of the Word
Since 1996, David Allen has served as the Preaching Minister for the Northside Family, and has been in Full Time Ministry since 1983. In 2020, David's became Northside's first Minister of The Word. 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.
Minister of Worship and Communications
John Hodges began serving at Northside in August 2020. Before coming to Northside, he was Minister of Worship and Communications at Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas, and Worship and Family Minister at Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John has a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Vocational Ministry from Harding University. John enjoys reading, watching movies, and singing with his wife, Kim, and their four children, Johnathan, Kalleigh, Jonas and Kate.
John loves to collaborate with others in planning deeply meaningful worship experiences. In leading worship, his ultimate goal is to get out of the way and point people to God. He loves to see the message communicated in unique and powerful ways and longs to see unity in the body of Christ.
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.
Minister of Congregational Care
Tina Wharton has served at Northside as Children’s Minister since 1999. In 2020, Tina became Northside's very first Minister of Congregational Care. 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 her extensive hands-on experience to care for the whole congregation. She finds it an honor and pleasure to serve God and the families at Northside. She and her husband, Greg, have four young adult children, Christian, Lauren, Rachel & Tyler.