MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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Eric House is a native of northern Alabama and graduate of Auburn University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He accepted Christ during a youth camp in Florida and was called into the ministry a few years later while at Auburn. Eric joined North End as Pastor in September of 2014.
Eric loves North End because we are a family of believers who love one another and seek to serve our community and reach them for Christ. His favorite Bible verse is Luke 9:23 “And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Eric and his wife, Joy, have two sons, Nathan and Andrew.
DAVID GOOLSBY-ASSOCIATE PASTOR
David Goolsby is a native of central Alabama and graduate of Troy University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He accepted Christ as a teenager during a revival and was called into ministry a few years later. David joined the staff at North End as Associate Pastor in 1987.
David loves North End because we are his family, his brothers and sisters in Christ who have invested in his life. His favorite Bible verse is 1 John 3:1a “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”
David and his wife, Debbie, have two married sons, Andrew and Matthew, and two grandsons, Eli and Theodore, and granddaughter, Emelyn.
KEVIN MARTIN- ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF WORSHIP
Kevin Martin is a native of Hurst, Texas and graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. He accepted Christ as a teenager and was called into worship ministry a few years later. Kevin joined the staff at North End as Associate Pastor of Worship in April 2019.
Kevin loves North End because we are a church that loves Jesus, serves our community, and are passionate about making Disciples who make Disciples. His favorite verse is Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
Kevin and his wife, Heather have two sons, William and Elijah.
DARRELL JOHNSTON-ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF YOUTH
Darrell Johnston was born in Dallas, TX but considers himself to be a native of Mabank, TX. His father led him to Christ in his living room at the age of 11. After years of working in the banking industry, Darrell was called to the ministry at the age of 29 and served at a church in Mabank. He joined the staff at North End in December of 2019 as the Associate Pastor of Youth.
Darrell loves North End because we are a family, in and out of the walls of the church. This family is full of authentic people, seeking to make an impact for Christ. Darrell's favorite verse is Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven."
Darrell really enjoys music and spending time with his wife, Katie, and their beautiful kids, Lyla, Zeke, and Zane.
MARY COLLIER- PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN'S MINISTER
Mary Collier is a native of Houston, Texas and graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She accepted Christ at the age of 5 and was called into full-time ministry in the 6th grade. Mary joined North End as Minister of the Children and Preschool in 2011.
Mary loves North End because we are like family to her. Her favorite Bible verse is Habakkuk 3:18 “yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
Outside of church, Mary enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
KIRSTIN MCGEE- MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Kirstin McGee is a native of Houston, Texas and graduate of Texas A&M University. She joined North End in 2007 but realized she had not made Christ Lord of her life. In July of 2011, Kirstin accepted Christ. She joined the staff at North End as Ministry Assistant in 2010.
Kirstin loves North End because we strive to reach people outside the walls of North End for Christ. Her favorite Bible verse is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Kirstin and her husband, Brian, have three children, Sam, Sarah, and Emily.