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 is married to Cindy and have three married adult daughters. Together they enjoy hiking, fishing and spending much time with all their grandchildren.


Matise is the Children's Director at Northside.

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

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


David is the director of Align Student Ministry. He is passionate about student ministry and has been successful in growing our students in Christ.  He is also our resident tech guy, who has a skilled hand in all we do. He was been married to his wife Matise for over 15 years and they have three daughters.


Deanna is our Worship team leader. She is passionate about music and leading our church family in praising God. She and her husband, Rogelio, have four children.


Jessica is a part of our Communications Staff.  She helps provide up to date information in regards to our current ministries. She enjoys volunteering with Nside Kids. She also has a son, who is her pride and joy.