The Dedicated Staff at Northside Baptist Church
Pastor - Stan Wilson
Stan has been the pastor of Northside since July of 2002. He is married to Jennifer, a high school calculus and geometry teacher, and they are the parents of daughters Jane and Kate.
Stan is an endorser and former board member of the Ekklesia Project and the Alliance of Baptists. He is currently a member of the Coordinating Council of the Mississippi CBF. He is a 1994 graduate of the Duke University Divinity School and a 1986 graduate of Furman University. He was ordained by the Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC in 1994.
Stan is currently studying Missional Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary hoping to gain insights into how church people come to know, love, and be known by neighbors. The Wilsons live on a small farm nearby where they are learning how to grow food and eat well. Since they are novices they are also learning how to depend on the gifts of good neighbors.
Before coming to Northside Stan was associate pastor for Students and Community Ministries at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, and he has a long association with Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC. The Wilsons like to hike, read, throw frisbees, share meals, and shell peas.
Minister of Music - Jamie Meaders
Jamie Meaders has been minister of music at Northside since 2001. He is also Chair and Director of Choral Activities of the music department at Mississippi College. A church musician since 1983, Jamie assists in planning worship and directs the Chancel Choir.
Before moving to Clinton in 1998, Jamie was minister of music at First Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting and voice from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Jamie and his wife, Lesa, attend Northside with their three children, Andrew, Leah, and Brantley. The Meaders also raise dogs (the number varies from day to day) and horses.
Associate Pastor - Susan Meadors
Susan Meadors is married to John, who is a professor in the department of Christian Studies and Philosophy at Mississippi College. They are the parents of Samuel, Joseph, and Mary Louise. She is a 1988 graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a 1981 graduate of Baylor University. She served two years in Japan as a journeyman missionary, and was ordained by Northside Baptist Church in 2000.
Susan Meadors is the second-longest tenured staff member in Northside history (behind Mack Muriel). She began her ministry at Northside July 1993 as Youth and Education Minister until July 2001 when she and her family moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas where she was Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Rolling Hills Baptist Church. In July of 2002 Susan and her family returned to Clinton, Mississippi College and Northside Baptist Church where she has since served as Minister of Family Life and now Associate Pastor. She shepherds our children's ministry and our educational ministry, helps our Family Life Committee as they support all of our celebrations and gatherings, and is deeply involved in all aspects of our worship and service: working with artists and liturgists during Advent and Lent, leading a yearly women's retreat, and leading our weekly Prayer Ministry.
Organist - Jo Ann Pope
Jo Ann has been church organist for over fifteen years. She minored in organ and received the Master of Arts Degree in English from Mississippi College. She and her husband, Bradley, have lived in Clinton since 1963.
The organ is one of the oldest musical instruments and has been called "the king of instruments" because of its capacity to produce the slightest sound or the most powerful sound, like a symphonic orchestra. It carries a rich history connected with Christian liturgy and worship.
Because of its complexity and preciseness, I find the organ both challenging and fun to play. I believe it is uniquely suited to support the voices of the congregation, and it is my very real joy to be able to accompany worshipers in their singing of our great hymns.
Pianist - Dottie Serio
Dottie has been the pianist at Northside Baptist for over 20 years. She and her husband, Joey, live in the Clinton community and have two children, Adam and Elizabeth. Dottie received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Carson-Newman College and went on to study piano/educaton at Southern Seminary. She and her husband were the youth ministers at Northside for 7 - 8 years when their children were young and Dottie has also directed children's choirs in the past. Her full-time job is in the Music Department at Mississippi College.
Sound Technicians - Edward Livingston, Stan Pope, Jeff Wright
Ed, Stan, and Jeff are the men who make it possible for all to hear and appreciate the worship services, as well as other meetings, with their expertise in making sure the correct microphones are turned on and set at the appropriate volume. Their faithfulness is appreciated by all.
Custodians - Mack Murriel and Troy Murriel
Mack Murriel has been on the staff of Northside Baptist Church since 1980, making him the longest tenured staff member. A retired chef from the food services staff at Mississippi College, Mack was honored in __ for fifty years of faithful employment and service to Mississippi College. He is married to Virgie Murriel and together they are the parents of Mark and Troy and are faithful members of New Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church.
Troy Murriel has assisted his father in the custodial care of Northside Baptist Church since he was a teenager.