Below you will find our church staff. If you would like to contact someone, simply click their name and an email with open up.

If you are interested in meeting our Elders and Ministry Team Captains, click here.

  • Nate Young serves as our Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters (Cate and Abbie). Nate and his family have been a part of North River since 2006, but joined our staff in 2017. Prior to this, Nate was a state missionary with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions where he served as campus minister at The University of Alabama Baptist Campus Ministries.

  • Landon Tucker serves as the children's minister at North River Church. Landon is currently pursuing his degree in ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. Landon has led in various children's ministries including the camp pastor of Centrikid camps. Landon enjoys his free time with reading and playing disc golf.

  • Mark Patterson serves as Worship Leader for North River Church. Mark and his wife, Jodie, along with their kids, Brown, Bette and Kerr invite you to come and experience meaningful worship through music and the preaching of God’s word.

  • Rachel Whitehurst serves as the Church Management Administrator for North River Church. She has been with us since the Spring of 2013 after serving with the Youth and College at FBC Tuscaloosa. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008 with a degree in Interior Design. Rachel enjoys using her design skills and knowledge to create graphics for NRC.

  • Mackenzie Chichester serves as our Women's Minister. She is married to Nick and has 2 children, Gatlin and Harper. They are originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but moved to Tuscaloosa in 2013 when Nick opened Glory Bound Gyro Co. Mackenzie enjoys scrapbooking, cross-stitching, planning anything and watching The College World Series.

  • Sarah serves as our Student Ministry Intern. She has been on staff with us since 2017. Sarah handles all of our student activities and coordinates various events. If you have any questions about the student ministry she is always happy to help!