Pastor Lynn Nichols

Senior Pastor


Pastor Lynn Nichols has been our senior pastor since January of 2016. He has been a pastor since 1982.  He felt God calling him into ministry at age seven.  This call has guided his life.  He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Ashland Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity.  Pastor Lynn met Penny at Mount Vernon and they married June 1982. They have four children: daughter Peggy and three sons, Johnathan, Travis and Trevor.  Peggy is married to Andrew Eden and they are the parents of “Rocket” Lynn and Penny’s first and only grandchild.  Johnathan served five years in the Marines and is now finishing his education at Ohio State University.  Travis and Trevor are twins.  Travis is attending Abilene Christian University, studying Criminal Justice and Trevor is working on his degree in Architecture at Tarrant Community College and will transfer to University of Texas at Arlington to finish.  Pastor Lynn enjoys time with his family, playing bass in the praise team, and is an avid bicyclist.  He is passionate about connecting people to Jesus and seeing their lives transformed.


Pastor Jonna Jones

Children's Pastor


Pastor Jonna Jones has been on staff at Northside Church as the Children’s Pastor since 2013.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry from Nazarene Bible College. Pastor Jonna is married and has a step son, three teenage sons, and a four-year-old granddaughter. She loves working with children and sharing who Jesus is to them. Her hobbies include horses and pets and traveling.  Pastor Jonna says “I’m so thankful to be a part of our awesome Northside staff.”



Pastor Michael Kerce

Youth Pastor


Here to Love, Serve, and Disciple


Love: God and others.  “Mark 12:30-31”


Serve: Serving in whatever capacity that I’m able to.  “Matthew 20:28”


Disciple: Multiplying the Kingdom of God. “Matthew 28:18-20”



Collin Emmert

Worship Leader/Grounded Leader


Collin Emmert has been on staff at Northside Church as Worship Leader since February 2017. He Is active in the praise band on Sunday mornings and helps lead Grounded Young Adults on Tuesdays. It was in youth group that God put a calling on his heart to be a worship leader and lead people into the throne of God through music. Collin met his wife, Kelsey at a youth event hosted by Northside and they got married in the summer of 2016. He enjoys all things outdoors and hanging out with his family and friends.



Sonya Lofton

Choir Leader


Sonya grew up in a Christian home and attended the Nazarene Church in Pensacola, FL.  She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a child.  Growing up she was always involved in some type of music whether it was singing in the choir, solos, duets, or playing the piano.  After graduating from high school she attended Trevecca Nazarene University where she met Mark.  A few years after graduating from Trevecca she and Mark married and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  They attended a loving church in Southlake, Texas.  During the first few years of marriage they began a family and had Nic, Bethany, and then Zac.

     In 2003 the Loftons began attending Northside.  Sonya began serving in the children’s ministry and later the music ministry.  Being involved in the music ministry gave Sonya a deeper desire for worship through song.  One of Sonya’s favorite verses is found in Psalms 95:1 – “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”



Carol Jester

Office Manager


Carol has been the Office Manager since December, 1990.  She is married to her husband Bobby (recently retired) for 42 years.  She is the mother of six children and the grandmother of eight of the cutest kids ever!  Carol’s greatest joy and blessing is her family.  Carol’s hobbies include spending as much time as she can with her grandchildren, traveling, sports, and being outside by the water.  Carol loves Jesus and loves to serve wherever needed.  Her life verse is Psalms 62:6 “He alone is my rock and salvation.  He is my fortress.  I will not be shaken.”







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