Adam Bradshaw, Lead Pastor
Adam grew up surfing, skating, and playing tennis in sunny Daytona Beach, FL. He came to faith at a very young age, but by high school, was burnt by Christians and had lost interest in the church and its message. A move to Norfolk, VA during his senior year in high school led him to his wife, Perrin. One glance in typing class and he’s never quite recovered. God used her love without strings attached to restore Adam’s faith in Christ and the local church. Throughout their 17 years of marriage and ministry together, Adam and Perrin have done their best to meet people where they are, leading them toward a life long relationship with Jesus Christ.
Adam is known for his sense of humor, honesty, and relevancy in Bible teaching and holds a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. He loves being a part of a “no perfect people allowed” community that seeks to love, live, and respond like Jesus more and more everyday. Adam and Perrin love to laugh with friends, eat great food, and do anything active and fun with their kids
Luke (9), Zoë (6), and Lilly (4).
Brian Johnson, Teaching and Missions Pastor
With a head for the Word and a heart for the world, Brian joined the northchurch pastoral team in 2013 to serve the congregation through a teaching role on Sunday mornings as well as the pastor over our Outreach ministries. Brian is a full-time attorney and partner at Eastman & Smith Ltd with a focus on Commercial and Business Litigation and serves northchurch in a volunteer role. He has previously served in full-time ministry roles, most recently as the Executive Pastor at a large church in the Elyria, OH area. Brian’s education includes a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School, an M.Div. From Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a B.A. from Wheaton College. He has been married to Renee since 1990, and they live with their three kids in Lewis Center.
Northchurch is overseen by a Board of Elders. The Elders serve two functions in the church: governing (direction and doctrine) and shepherding (prayer and pastoral care). They strive to follow the Biblical model of the role and qualifications for Elders. The board works closely with the the pastoral team to discern and follow God’s direction for northchurch.