The staff at North River Church is always ready to meet you and help in any way they can. Feel free to emails us anytime!

  • Nate Young

    Lead Pastor

    Nate 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.

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  • Stephen Burks

    Groups Pastor

    Stephen and his wife Ashley have 3 children(Luke, Jonathan, and Isaac). Stephen has a bachelors degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University and a Masters of Divinity from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as Student Minister in several churches in north Mississippi. God recently moved his family to Alabama for Ashley’s job and has continued to open doors by bringing us to serve at North River.

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  • Landon Tucker

    Kids Pastor

    Landon is married to his wife Jordan. He has a bachelor's degree in Ministry Studies from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and is pursing his Masters in Theological studies and Masters in Apologetics from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Landon has led in various Children's ministries including the camp pastor of Centrikid camps. Landon enjoys spending his free time with Jordan.

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  • Mark PAtterson

    Worship Leader

    Mark and his wife, Jodie, along with their kids, Brown, Bette, and Kerr have been a part of NRC since 2007. When Mark is not leading worship at NRC, he is teaching 8th Grade World History at Echols Middle School.

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  • Mackenize Chichester

    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.

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  • Rachel Whitehurst

    Church Management Administrator

    Rachel has been with us since 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.

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