Taylor grew up attending a Roman Catholic church for much of his childhood. When he was seventeen, he began attending an evangelical church. After several months of hearing the Gospel preached and watching how the Christians of this church loved one another, he repented of his sins and trusted in Jesus alone as his king and savior. Throughout college, Taylor began to sense a desire for pastoring and planting churches and has had the privilege of serving as Pastor of Outreach & Evangelism at Northland Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Taylor serves as the Accelerate Director at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Taylor is married to Sara, and they have one daughter – Cora.
Primary Responsibilities: Partnerships, Missions, and Kids Ministry
Lucas grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa in a home that was far from God. During his senior year in high school, Lucas played dodgeball weekly with a group of Christians and noticed true love and kindness between them. As he questioned the source of this joy and love, he was told of the work of Jesus on the cross. That year, he repented of his sins and trusted in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. During college, he began to feel a call to ministry and earned a bachelor's degree in Theology. After marrying his wife, Kaileen, they moved to Kansas City's Northland. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity and looking forward to a life of serving the Lord and introducing others to the same love and joy that drew him in!
Primary Responsibilities: Hospitality, Evangelism and Outreach, Facilities, and Care and Benevolence
Travis was raised attending a Bible-believing church in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks. After the Spirit convicted him of his sin and self-righteousness at a young age, Travis renounced his sin and trusted Christ for salvation. Through ministry roles as a worship leader, teacher, and pastor, Travis began to get a bigger picture of the God who saved him and the Gospel he had been taught. After marrying Lauren, his high school sweetheart, Travis moved to the KC Northland in 2017 to study and work at Midwestern Seminary, where he’s currently serving in Church Partnerships and pursuing a PhD in biblical theology.
Primary Responsibilities: Worship and A/V Technology, Preaching and Teaching
Hayden grew up the son of a Baptist preacher in Arkansas. Through the faithful witness of his parents and church, he came to faith in Jesus Christ as a child. He continued to grow in the church where he learned to take ownership of his faith and determine what authentic Christianity should look like in the “Bible Belt.” Hayden attended the University of Arkansas, where he received a degree in Industrial Engineering. Through involvement in church and campus ministries during college, Hayden began to realize a gifting and desire for pastoral ministry. He and his wife, Haley, moved to Kansas City in 2016, where he completed his Master of Divinity and now serves as Assistant Director of Admissions at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Primary Responsibilities: Administration, Finances, and Communication
Camden was raised in Higginsville, MO in a godly family. He was saved by the grace of Christ as a young boy but did not realize the enormity of this grace until college. It was then that his spiritual walk with Christ and love for God’s word took shape. It was also during college that he met the most important person in his life, Mallory. Camden and Mallory married shortly after college, and moved to Louisville, KY for Camden to attend seminary. After seminary, he came on staff at MBTS in Kansas City, completed his PhD, and now serves as an administrator and professor at MBTS. The Pulliams have three children – Hudson, Hallie, and Brooks – who are the coolest kids in the world.
Primary Responsibilities: Equipping and Small Groups
Kristiana was born and raised in Kansas City, KS, and grew up in a Christian home where Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings were dedicated to church. However, it wasn't until she was a teenager that God gave her ears to truly hear the Gospel, turn away from sin, and put her full trust and delight in the saving work of Christ. Since then, Kristiana felt called to ministry and has been involved in various ministry capacities to help equip and build up the local church. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Kansas City-Missouri in 2018, and has a professional background in Marketing and Administration. After college, she married the love of her life, Tony, and is pregnant with their first child. Kristiana is looking forward serving Northside Fellowship and her little family, forever witnessing and testifying of God's faithfulness.