Jeff  Scott —  Senior Pastor

Pastor Jeff began as our pastor in August 2010 and is known for his sense of humor, ventriloquism, and stories that he shares with children of all ages.  If you look closely at his picture you’ll see that he gives Northside “three thumbs up” and says you will too if you give it a try.

While Pastor Jeff enjoys the bright side of life, his preparation for ministry is quite serious. With over 30 years experience as a pastor, a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University,  a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Pastor Jeff is ready and able to serve you and your family as pastor, encourager, and friend.

He has published numerous articles and books of issues relating to church and families.  His books include Fortified Kids: 4 Keys to Raising Children of DistinctionAmerican Gothic Church: Changing the Way People See the ChurchDoes Your Child’s World Scare You?   His most recent books are two fun and inspiring children’s books: “Where Do Belly Buttons Come From?” and “The Calling Card of the King.”


Pastor Jeff  and his dear wife Debbie have been married since 1980 and have two accomplished adult children, Amy and Brennan.

Nancy Schneider — Director of Music Ministries

Nancy Schneider came to Northside in 2012 as our Director of Music Ministries. Involved with church music ministry since childhood, Nancy has over 35 years of experience leading churches to worship God with music.  She loves to encourage and grow musicians of all ages. 

As a graduate of Radford University with a degree in Music Education, Nancy studied voice, piano, organ and conducting and loves being able to use these skills in ministry.  She also enjoys teaching and sharing the love of music with her private piano/voice students.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughter perform with the James Madison Marching Royal Dukes, watching her son play football or lacrosse, supporting Young Life, watching Cleveland Browns football games and competing in fantasy football.

Debbie Scott – Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Debbie Scott began serving as Director of Senior Adult Ministries in June 2022. Debbie came well prepared for the task with over 40 years of experience in senior adult ministry and long term care. She has a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Gerontology from Baylor University. Debbie has written two books on senior adult activities programs that are used around the country in church, community, and senior adult care facilities. Debbie says, “I love senior adults and enjoy helping to maximize their quality of life through our ministry at Northside Baptist.”

Office Administrator

Lauren began serving as the Office Administrator in August of 2022. Lauren has called Northside her home since she was in elementary school. Having grown up at Northside it holds a special place in her heart from getting baptized here as a child, to getting married here, and her children and husband being baptized here by her sister, Pastor Ashley. Lauren is very excited to call Northside her work home as well.

Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and has worked in the medical field and in the special education program in King William County.

Lauren has been married to Chris since 2008 and they have two wonderful daughters, Julia and Charlotte, and one furry child, Ollie. Lauren and her family love to travel to Disney, the beach, and the mountains. They also enjoy anytime that can be spent with family.

Church Secretary


Jennifer Gray