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Pastor Gary & Sharla
Senior Pastors
Gary & Sharla founded NLC in January 2005. Their desire is to see Jesus honored and the people of God to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Gary’s teaching will challenge and inspire you to live an abundant Christian life. Gary has a Ph.D. in management, a M.A. and B.A in biblical languages. Gary & Sharla have six children and three grandchildren.

KyleKaleigh Kyle & Kaleigh
Youth Pastors
Chosen, NLC Youth, is where your teen will be challenged to live for Jesus by applying biblical principles to daily life. Kyle has a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries, emphasis in Youth, from Southwestern (SAGU). Kaleigh is an Occupational Therapist who loves to encourage and assist people in living an abundant life. They welcomed their daughter Adeline in 2016.
Evelyn Haws
Children’s Director
Singing, dancing, playing games, and learning about Jesus is what Children’s Church is all about! Mrs. Evelyn brings a passion and love for Jesus that is seen in her classes each week. Her desire is that every child discovers the excitement and joy that comes from learning God’s word and growing in the Lord. Additionally, Evelyn is our Children’s Ministry Director, overseeing all classes and collaborating with Sara Piercy to plan events. She and her husband, Bobby, have two sons.
AnnalisaBlevins Annalisa Blevins
Toddlers love learning in Mrs. Annalisa’s class! Each week, your toddler will engage in a Bible lesson and fun activities designed to assist in the learning process. Annalisa is passionate about children’s ministry and education and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also leads our Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade (BGMC), a program in which each child collects change each month to support global missions. Annalisa and her husband, Andrew, have two sons.
Pearl Martinez
Your baby is in good hands at NLC! Apart from raising her 5 children, Mrs. Pearl has been NLC’s nursery director since 2005. She is a Certified Community Health Care Worker, Outreach Counselor, and trained in Mental Health First Aid. Each week, one of our adult volunteers partners with Mrs. Pearl to ensure your child receives utmost attention.
MariaRamirez Maria Ramirez-Trude
Rotational Children’s Leader
Children of all ages enjoy learning about Jesus from Mrs. Maria! Maria serves all levels of our children’s program. Whether singing songs to your baby, having fun with your toddler, or instructing your older children, her love for Jesus is apparent in her joyfulness. Maria has a Master’s Degree in Education, Bachelor’s in K-12 Bilingual Education, minor in ESL and Reading Specialist. She works as a diagnostician in a local school district. Maria and her husband have three sons.
Nathan & Sara
Worship Leaders
Worship is a priority at NLC! NLC is experiencing the presence of God in worship as Nathan & Sara lead us in contemporary praise and worship. It is their desire that through worship, hearts and lives would be changed to influence people beyond the walls of the church. Nathan has a Bachelors in Computer Systems and is currently pursuing his MBA. Sara is involved in women’s ministry and events planning and has a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies. They have two children.


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