At Northside, we love our staff! Here is a brief description of who leads our church!
After growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, Scott met his wife Marcie at college in North Carolina. And it’s been happily ever after since then! They’ve had a wonderful time enjoying how God has added to their family. Scott and Marcie have four children: Chloe, Kylie, Caleb, and Colin who have added much joy to their life.
Prior to serving at Northside, Scott has served churches in Florida, North Carolina, and Kentucky. While completing master’s and doctoral degrees, Scott served as the Director of Recruiting and Admissions at the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, helping to lead expansion in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral enrollments at that historic institution.
Training and experience have built a strong commitment to the local church into Scott’s heart and he is passionate about helping people discover the immense joy to be had in being a follower of Christ. Scott seeks to be a passionate communicator of God’s Word, to encourage people on to serious discipleship, and to foster a love for the Gospel that seeks to spread the name of Jesus both locally and internationally.
Scott's passion for children and their lives began shortly after the birth and adoption of his oldest son, Phillip. It was then, the Lord allowed him to see the different melds of family it takes for a child to live in today’s world and many of them without salvation and the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ. It is Scott's desire to see the children not only accept Christ as their savior, but also for them to have a solid base and deep roots in the Lord to rely on as teenagers and adults to carry them through life.
Scott has served in many children's ministry roles. From teaching Sunday School to Chairman of Board of an After School / Summer Program before becoming on staff at Northside in January 2011.
Scott is married to his wife of 26 years, Kelly, and they have two boys, Phillip and Sam. They live on an 8 acre farm in Chester.
Joel is a native of Asheville, NC. Growing up the son of a pastor, he lived in North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Joel is a 1986 graduate of Winthrop University, where he met his wife, Michele Berry Talley, of Columbia, SC.
Joel and Michele have three children: Zachariah, attending Clemson University; Lesley, 16; and Alivia, 14. Joel has been in music ministry all of his adult life, both on church staff, as well as leading in regional conferences, retreats, etc.
Joel's favorite activities are performing, year-round, at NarroWay Theater, in Fort Mill, SC, and all things "Clemson".
Most importantly, he holds firmly to his favorite Bible verse - Jeremiah 33:3; "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known".
Eric is a native of Gaffney, SC. He graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric's desire is to see others grow and learn in their pursuit of Jesus Christ. He wants to have meaningful discipleship and encourage other believers to take leadership roles where they are able to use their gifts.
Eric enjoys gathering with friends for sports, outdoor activities, and making music.
Kay has been the office manager at Northside for over ten years! Originally from Pennsylvania, she brings her northern accent into the deep south! Kay handles all administrative duties for the church, and keeps our church office running smoothly. Our church is grateful for her office expertise!