We will strive to passionately worship God and bring honor to His name in everything.
Effectively reach families in our neighborhoods and our world with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Continually build believers through instruction in God's Word, personal support, and active involvement in ministry.
Sunday School 9:30-10:15 a.m.
We have classes for children through
adults, including a youth S. S. class (6th-
12th grades), two adult classes, and a
group that meets to pray.
Worship Service 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Child care & Children’s Church
Staffed nursery care for infants and children up through 2 years old is available during the Worship Service. The nursery is open during Sunday School for mothers and babies, but it is not staffed during Sunday School.
Children’s Church takes place during the last half of the Worship Service and is available for children 3 years old through 4th-graders.
Everyone 3 years old and up is together during the first
half of the service, and then around 11:00, the pastor
dismisses all the kids 3 years old through 4th grade for
Children’s Church downstairs in the Kids Cave.
Currently, there is no Children’s Church on the 5th Sunday
of any month.
Wednesday Nights at Northside
Please join us! We have three groups that meet. All meet 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Kids Club Grades K-5
Meet downstairs in the Kids Cave.
Lead by: Linda Smith and Sonie Fahlsing
Youth Group Grades 6-12
Meets in the parsonage basement.
Youth Director Is Peter Ryan.
Adult Bible Study
Meets in room 202.
Lead by: Pastor Kent.
Meet our church Staff
Rev. Pat Ryan
Patrick Ryan has been the Senior Pastor at Northside since 1990. He is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago where he was a millwright and welder before entering the pastorate in 1981.
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (diploma), Trinity International University (BA), and Bethel University (MA). Pat and his wife Ginny, have been
married since 1974, have three grown and married children, and eight grandchildren.
Rev. Kent Scantlin
Kent Scantlin has been the associate pastor at Northside since 1995. A Fort Wayne native, Kent is a graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College/Summit Christian College (BA) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv). Kent married Sara in 1991; they have five children and one grandson.
Karen Sober has served as Children’s Director since
2013 but has been at Northside for much longer. Karen hails from Michigan
but has lived in Fort Wayne longer. She does a fine job overseeing Children’s Church and Kids Club and other special events.
Children Karen Sober
Peter Ryan has been involved in youth ministry since 2008. Peter married Jessica in 2007, and they have three children. Though a Chicagoland native, Peter did most of his growing up in Fort Wayne and at Northside. Peter is a graduate of Bethel University.