Pastor Tem

Pastor Tem and his wife Karen moved to Bakersfield to start a church on west side of town. The first public service was Palm Sunday 1996. Tem had a vision to reach those outside the church and most of the first attenders were not going anywhere. He enjoys learning, leading and skiing as often as the snow is good! Tem and Karen have three sons and a daughter in law. 

His education includes: BA California Baptist University, MDiv Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Ft. Worth, TX and 1 year CPE Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX.

Ministry experience includes: Youth Minister, Hospital Chaplain, Navy Chaplain, Associate Pastor, Church Planter and Pastor.

Pastor Ed

Pastor Ed came on staff here at Northside community church as the associate pastor in 2004 with a real passion to reach people for Jesus Christ. He develops leadership teams and helps those with addictions (hurts, habits, or hang-ups). 

He continues to assist those growing in Christ through Christian education for children, youth and adults.

Ed has been married for 29 years to his wife Cindy and have three married adult daughters. Together they enjoy hiking, fishing and spending much time with all their grandchildren.

Matise

Matise is the Children's Director at Northside.

She has a passions for children and growing them to follow Christ.

Matise has been married for over 15 years to her husband David and has three daughters.