Calvin J. Carr, Pastor
Pastor Calvin is a graduate of the University of Florida, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and recently received his Ph.D from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his college days in Gainesville, he attended North Central and was involved in the college and music ministries of the church. He also met Kelly, his wife, at North Central and they were married in 1982. After graduating from Southwestern, Calvin & Kelly returned to North Central, and Calvin served as Youth Pastor from 1985-1989. The Carr’s left Gainesville for Jacksonville, as Calvin was called to First Baptist Jacksonville to serve as the High School Youth Pastor. Calvin served at FBC Jax for almost 20 years before God led him back again to North Central. Calvin and Kelly have five children, Paul, Katherine, Rachel, Jennifer, and Jerre.
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Kris Woods, Associate Pastor; Youth and Families
Kris Woods is from Naples, Florida. He was a student at the University of Florida and attended NCBC while he was in college. He distinguished himself in youth ministry here by volunteering in our student ministry while completing his bachelor’s degree. He has most recently pursued a Masters in Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Kurt Shiver, College Minister
Kurt Shiver is a graduate of Stetson University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Ann are passionate about reaching and training college students. Ann served for several years with the International Mission Board (IMB).
Worship Arts Ministry Team
Robert Privette is heading up our Worship Arts Ministry Team. He is a gifted worship leader. He loves the new and contemporary music, but he knows the value of the great, powerful hymns of the faith as well. Robert has enlisted a great team to help him:
Kelly Pleil uses her amazing musical talent to help us with keyboards and choir rehearsals. Michael Privette, Robert’s brother, makes major musical contributions (he plays more instruments than you can imagine!) and takes care of many of the administrative tasks as well. We are truly blessed with our Worship Team.
Lee Anne Privette, Preschool Director
Before becoming our Preschool Director, Lee Anne was a member of the preschool team for many years. She knows all of our preschoolers and their families and does a great job of taking care of them. She has a Master’s Degree in Education. Her husband Michael is helping us on the Worship team and their sweet daughter is Abby.
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Allison Harris, Children’s Director
Allison has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Florida and she has faithfully served in our church for many years. We appreciate her amazing heart for the elementary students—your children—here at North Central.