Together, our Ministry Team is working to provide an atmosphere where our Church Family can grow spiritually, get connected relationally, and serve effectively. If you have any questions regarding your involvement at Northside, or if you would like to find out more about opportunities to serve, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on our Ministry Team.
David Allen - Preaching Minister
Since 1996, David has served as the Preaching Minister for the Northside Family, and has been in Full Time Ministry since 1983. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Abilene Christian University and a Certificate from the Center for Christian Education in Dallas, Texas. Previous to joining the Ministry Team, he served seven years as the Preaching Minister for the Pine Tree Church of Christ in Longview, Texas. David and his wife Kim were married in 1982. They have two children, Kaitlin and Tyler.
Bruce Utley - Education/Family Minister
Bruce has served at the Northside Church of Christ since 1982. Before coming to San Antonio, he served as Campus Minister and taught at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He holds the Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees, all from Abilene Christian University. He is a member of the Christian Education Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife, Sharon, have two adult children, Clay and Erin.
Mike Hartsell - Senior Adult Minister
Mike Hartsell has been serving as the Senior Adult Minister since December 2004. Prior to that time, Mike served as an Army Chaplain for thirty years. He holds a B.A. (Psychology) from LSU ('71); Master of Theology from Harding School of Theology ('74); Master of Education from Boston University ('80), and a Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary ('02). He and his wife Lynda have two married daughters, Jenny Busby, and Deborah Hill, along with four grandchildren, Gaby and Sawyer Busby and Jackson and Peyton Hill.
Tina Wharton - Children's Minister
Tina Wharton has served at Northside since 1999. She leads a fantastic team of volunteers who serve the ministry with servant hearts. She has always had a passion for teaching children God's Word and brings much hands-on experience. She finds it an honor and pleasure to serve God through the children and families at Northside. She and her husband, Greg, have four young adult children, Christian, Lauren, Rachel & Tyler.
Levi Mawhirter - Youth Minister
Levi joined the Northside Family in August 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University. Levi has served in five previous internships, including one most recently with Northside. Levi is passionate about working with youth and discovering God alongside them in their journey together.
David Ingram- Involvement/Connections Minister
David began serving as Northside’s Involvement/Connections Minister in December 2012. His ministry is to help all Northside members be significantly connected to the Northside family, both in relationships and in service. He also is responsible for missions and local outreach. Until November 2012, David and his wife Babi served together as missions partners with Northside for 25 years, living and working in Fortaleza, Brazil, a metropolitan area of almost 3 million people. David has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Abilene Christian University. David continues writing daily devotionals and articles for the church website in Fortaleza, and with Babi will visit the work periodically to continue to train leaders and encourage the churches there. Babi is a native Brazilian and David is a native Texan. They met in Sao Paulo, married in 1986, and have two very special daughters, Rebeca and Rachel, both born in Fortaleza, both students at Abilene Christian University.