It is our desire that Northside would grow into a church that has an Elders led, Deacons served, and congregation accountable church body leadership structure. We believe that the example of church leadership that is displayed in the Bible is a plurality of elders. Our vision is to not make the church about one person’s name, but rather to make it solely about Christ’s name.
We are always praying for and seeking more Elders and Deacons to join our leadership team. If you are feeling called to ministry, please know that our leadership exists to disciple the next generation of leaders of the body of Christ. Feel free to contact Pastor Mike if you would like to begin discipleship with one of our leaders.
Mike Harding- Senior Pastor
Pastor Mike Harding grew up in a small town called Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior as a young teen during the summer of 2002. He and his wife, Emily, met while serving in the military overseas on his 3rd deployment in the Sinai Peninsula and married in July 2013. Their spunky, lovable, smiley daughter, Joanna, was born in January 2017. They also have a dearly loved and missed baby, Sam, who went to be with Jesus in May 2019.
Pastor Mike holds a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Bible, Evangelism, and Psychology) from Liberty University and is currently working on his Master's of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has traveled to Mexico (2008), North Africa (2008) and Mozambique (2017) on short-term mission trips and he served as Youth Pastor at Vista Grande Church in Sandia Park, NM. Pastor Mike enjoys studying the Word of God, spending time with his wife and daughter, discipling new believers, working with teens and young adults, street evangelism, hiking, triathlons, Olympic weightlifting, airsoft and paintball, bowling, kayaking, and worshipping God through playing guitar and djembe.
One of his favorite passages of Scripture is Philippians 3:7-8:
"But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:7-8
Pastor Mike also regularly posts to his blog. You can find his blog at: https://talkingeternity.blogspot.com
Chuck Tibbs- Deacon
Chuck Tibbs was born in St. Louis, Missouri but has lived in Ohio since he was 14 years old. He came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior in May 1991. He and his wife, Kay, married in July 1983 and have lived in Shreve, Ohio for the past 22 years. They have twin sons, Eric and Ethan, two lovely daughters-in-law, Amber and Kristen, one beautiful granddaughter, Ella, and one handsome grandson, Declan.
Chuck holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Cumberland College (Williamsburg, KY). He is currently an HR/Trainer for The Village Network in Wooster and has worked there for 33 years. Chuck enjoys bowling, fishing, camping with his family, and watching sports (Cavs, Indians, Cardinals, and yes the Browns). Additionally, he has proudly completed 2 full marathons and 8 half marathons.
Matthew 6:27 is one of his favorite passages of Scripture:
"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" Matthew 6:27
Aaron Gerber- Deacon
Aaron Gerber was born and raised in Millersburg, Ohio and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior in June of 1989. He and his wife, Rebekah, have four vibrant, outgoing children: Wesley, Eloise, Evelyn, and Julianne.
Aaron holds a Bachelor's degree from Ohio State University, and is a licensed professional surveyor in the state of Ohio. He is a partner at Baker Surveying, LLC. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching Ohio State sports.
One of Aaron's favorite Scripture passages is 1 Peter 1:13-16:
"Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'" 1 Peter 1:13-16