Our Pastor, Dr. Carey Long, is a native of Slidell and his family has a rich heritage of ministry in the Slidell area. Carey and his wife Alycia have three beautiful children Carley Beth, Noah, and Jackson. He was called to Northside Baptist Church after over 10 years in Youth and Worship Ministry. In 2010 Carey founded Carey Long Ministries which is an evangelistic ministry which provides speakers and/or worship leaders for youth camps, conferences, retreats, revivals, as well as conducting parent seminars and parent training events. Carey holds both a Masters and a PhD degree in ministry related fields. He enjoys coaching his kids ball teams, watching football, building things and family camping trips.
Following the Lord's call to ministry in 2007 while serving in the US Marines, Jake Hunt earned a Masters of Religious Education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Education Leadership from Concordia University. Jake enjoys reaching new people as well as leading and starting small group ministries. As a result, he has used his gifts in service to Northside as the volunteer leader of education and outreach since 2015. In 2021, Northside confirmed Jake as Associate Pastor of Education and Outreach.
Dustin Rigsby began serving as the worship pastor at Northside on Father's Day of 2017. He expressed faith in Christ at a young age and determined to pursue Christian ministry upon graduating high school. He is originally from the New Orleans area, though he lived in East Taxas for several years before moving back in 2011 to pursue an education at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS), where he earned a BA in Christian Ministry in 2014, an MA in Biblical Studies in 2016, and a ThM in 2019. He is currently working toward his PhD in New Testament at NOBTS. He is passionate about teaching the historic Christian faith, as well as writing music. Dustin and his wife, Amanda, have a four-year-old girl named Ellie.
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