Cory Lamb

Teaching & Church Life Minister

Cory was born and raised in southern Indiana.  He attended Freed-Hardeman University where he received a degree is psychology and a master's degree in education.  While attending Freed-Hardeman, he met his wife, Laura Beth.  Together they have been serving and spreading the love of Christ stateside and abroad in various capacities for over 10 years along with their two sons, Harrison and Greyson.  The Lambs' passion, energy and experiences are beautiful testimonies to God's unconditional love, awesome power and might works.



Patrick Sisk

Youth Minister

Patrick grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.  He attended Lipscomb University where he earned a degree in psychology.  Patrick was the mascot for Lipscomb where he did a lot of things from throwing football with Tim Tebow to visiting kids in a children's hospital.  While in college he met his wife Brittany.  When not spending time with his wife and daughter, Karleigh, Patrick is watching movies, enjoying sports including the Tennessee Titans and Vanderbilt Commodores.




Krista Bates


Krista grew up in South Zanesville, Ohio. She was baptized into Christ in 1984 and considers Lancaster Church of Christ her original home congregation.

Krista has been the administrative assistant for Northside since June of 2008.

Krista and her husband, David, have four grown children. Three sons, whom are married and one daughter; Rayel who lives at home. They are also blessed with seven grandchildren. Krista is actively involved in the WINGS program at Northside and enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with family and friends, watching movies with her daughter Rayel, reading, and golf.

Rayel Bates

office assistant

Rayel grew up in Lancaster, Ohio. She was baptized into Christ in 2000 and considers Lancaster Church of Christ her original home congregation.

Rayel has been an office assistant since March of 2008.

Rayel enjoys crochet, bowling, watching movies and spending time with family.


Elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church, teaching, shepherding its people and modeling for them the Christian life.

  • Scott Fertig

  • Brent Roberts

  • Landon Samuel

  • Mark West


Deacons are responsible for overseeing the church facilities, programming, ministries and administration.

  • David Bates, Fellowship

  • Tim Coombs, Buildings & Grounds

  • Scott Eldridge, Finance & Bookkeeping

  • Garrick Fields, Heating & Cooling/Safety & Security

  • Chad Fordyce, Transportation

  • Bryan Graves, Buildings & Grounds

  • Jim Haas, Technology

  • Steve Marshall, Missions

  • Les Merkley, Marketing & Social Media

  • Scott Mundy, Worship & Benevolence

  • John Skomp, Administration & Small Groups

  • Charlie Waters, Youth & Young Professionals