What to expect
A grace-filled, friendly atmosphere
When you step through the door, you will receive a friendly smile and handshake! Our people understand that we do not have everything together; we struggle with making ends meet, raising a family and getting through the work week.
No matter how you come, we welcome you and want to encourage you.
A Christ-centered worship service
Because we want our church to be a safe shelter in a stormy world, we seek to make Christ the main focus of our service.
Our services focus on singing to start off our time of worship. Sometimes our choir will sing by themselves and other times we ask the rest of the congregation to join in with them. Our music tends to be a blend of traditional hymns and more current worship songs. No matter the song, they are all conducted with the intent to honor and worship God.
Our pastor will preach from the Bible a message which proclaims God’s truth and what its impact is on your life today. He speaks on topics such as our relationship with God, the family, forgiveness, having joy, and much more!
Our goal is to honor Christ with our services and to impact others with the truth of God’s Word.
A place to get involved
After your first visit, we hope you come again because our church is a place where you can be included! There are special small-group classes for all stages of life that are fun and exciting. We have multiple ministries that specifically help you raise a godly family in today’s culture.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Anything you feel comfortable in. Some men in our church wear suits and ties, some ladies wear dresses, but you will also find jeans and polos. Whatever you decide to wear, we are happy and excited that you would choose to worship with us.
What should I do with my children?
We have a number of trained members that operate our infant and children’s nursery for every service. Each one has been given extensive background checks and regular guidance about the safety of children in our care. We also have a Children’s Church for children age 4 through 3rd grade on Sunday mornings.
Should I give in the offering?
We take up an offering to show that we trust God for our finances, and to take care of the ministries of the church. If God leads you to help support the ministries of Northridge, you can either give during the worship service or through our giving portal on the website. All gifts are confidential.
Can I attend the events of the church?
If we are having an event of some kind that would include your stage of life, you are invited! We want you to come to any event we may have. You can meet some new friends, have fun, and if the event includes it, enjoy a wonderful meal!
Marci McKeever - Director of Youth Ministries
Marci McKeever is a lifelong resident of Jones County who graduated from JCHS in 1987. After graduation, she attended Shorter University in Rome, GA where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She has since earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and has taught in Jones County for 25 years. She currently teaches 1st grade at Turner Woods Elementary School in Gray.
Marci grew up in Northridge Baptist Church where she came to a saving knowledge of Christ at the age of eight. She was an active member of the youth program and the single’s group where she met her husband, Cliff. After they married in 1991, they continued to serve and raise their three sons within this congregation. Their son Caleb is an elementary school teacher in Milledgeville. Joshua is pursuing a marketing degree at the University of North Georgia and Aaron is in the 9th grade at Jones County High School.
Along with a dedicated group of parents, Marci seeks to lead our 7th-12th graders as they grow in their relationships with Christ and with each other, while seeking ways to serve our community.
Renee Grant - Administration
Renee join our staff in September 2017. She came to us after 11 years as a Church Health Specialist in the Mid-State Baptist Association. Renee handles all administrative duties in the church and serves as the ministry assistant to all the ministries here. Besides her duties with NBC, she continues to help churches aroud the state with Sunday School and church health.
Renee and her husband are both graduates of Auburn Univeristy, where they first met. They have been married for 28 years and have one daughter, Sydney, who is a junior at UGA studying Journalism/Photo-journalism.