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  • Ray owens

    pastor

    Pastor Ray has a servants heart and loves to see people young and old commit their lives to living out the love Jesus has for them in how they treat others. He cares for the congregation and the community around us in his service to Christ and the congregation.

  • Becky Neathery

    Children Director

    Mrs. Becky loves kids and loves to help them see Jesus at work in their daily lives.  She helps to coordinate and inspire our Children's Ministry Team.

  • Mat Kennedy

    student pastor

    Mat is passionate about seeing the youth of today grow into the leaders of tomorrow.  He organizes and trains youth in our congregation and in the community to change the world for Christ.

  • Trey Oldham

    Pastor

    Pastor Trey is the "new guy on the block."  He has a heart for those marginalized by world and often by congregations.  He cares for the congregation and the community through living life with people.  

Ray Owens, Pastor

C. Ray Owens was called as Senior Pastor in 2006. Pastor Ray has a passion to help people develop their amazing potential in Christ, especially in their personal relationship with God and with fellow Christians. This relationship allows the believer to then live a life that makes an eternal difference for them and those they come in contact.


He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Dana, since 1975 and they have one daughter, Dr. Brooke Keels, Son-in-law, Scott and grandson, Liam of Nashville, TN. Pastor Ray & Dana have served the church for 40 years, bi-vocationally in positions of Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and twice as Interim Pastor. He has a heart for ministers and has served in several State Church Leadership positions, including Chairman of the Pastoral Health Ministry Team.
In addition to being an ordained minister, Pastor Ray holds both state and national certifications as a School Psychologist. He retired as Director of Psychological Services for Morehouse Parish and Adjunct Professor in psychology at ULM in 2013. 

Mathew Kennedy,

Student Pastor

Mat Kennedy has served as the Student Pastor at NCC since 2014. He is passionate about guiding young lives towards a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and for each event to be relationally driven and Spirit led! 


Mat graduated from Mid America Christian University in 2006 with a degree in Ministry. He served as the Youth Minister at Scott Memorial Church of God in Chattanooga, TN from 2006-2009 and at South Ridge Church in South Charleston, WV from 2009-2011.  


Mat loves pouring into the lives of students, which is evident by his teaching for OPSB and coaching soccer! He and his wife, Brandy, have been married since 2009 and they have one precious daughter, Charley.

Becky Neathery, Children's Director

Prior to becoming the Children’s Ministry Director at NCC in 2016, Becky capably volunteered within the children’s program for a number of years. She is uniquely gifted in the areas of creativity and administration and has enhanced the overall program in countless ways!  


Becky understands the high calling of pouring into the lives of our precious children, and this purpose and goal is what drives her as she tirelessly serves in this capacity at NCC!


She and her husband, Tim, have been married since 1988 and have 2 sons, Chance and Jake and daughter-in-law, Sarah.

Trey Oldham, Pastor

Trey is North Crossings' newest addition to ministry.  He and Pastor Ray are redefining what church transition looks like.  They are co-pastoring as Pastor Ray moves towards retirement.


Trey was called to ministry in 2000, while attending his hometown church in Oak Grove, LA.  He has served in youth, young adult, finance, and administration ministries and as a Sr. Pastor over the past 17 years.  Trey has a passion for helping people see God at work around them. Trey has a passion to teach the history of the church and of the movement of God through a better understanding of the people to whom God first wrote and revealed His words.  When we can better understand the past, we can better  understand what that means for us today.

 

Trey married his wonderful wife Aimee in 2003 and they have two great boys, Malachi (10) & Aiden (7).  Trey grew up in Northeast Louisiana in a farming family.  He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from ULM in 1999.  He worked in the finance industry until he received his call to vocational ministry in 2002.  He then moved to Anderson, Indiana where he earned his Masters of Divinity from Anderson University School of Theology. 

 

Trey is excited to have been given the opportunity to move back to his home area to pursue his call to ministry.