Pastors - Elders - & Staff

Dr. Chad Scarbro

Lead Pastor

Chad was born and 'raised up right' in Knoxville TN. He graduated from Powell High School.

He met his wife Amber in College at Tennessee Wesleyan University. They have 3 boys and 1 girl and they all share a love for sports. Chad and Amber have been married for 21 years.

Chad's life goal is to love God, serve others, and make disciples of Jesus. His daily motivation is to "do consistently what others do occasionally".

Chad served in Youth Ministry for 11 years before being called to Lead Pastor at NBC.
He loves to spend quality time with his family and his 2 dogs, Bo and Duke!

Daryn Mullholand

Administrative Pastor

Daryn is a St Pete native and graduated from Keswick Christian School in Seminole.

He met his wife Tamara while a graduate student at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Daryn & Tamara have attended Northside Baptist Church for their entire married life, and celebrated 28 years of marriage in 2023.

They have two sons, Joshua and Jacob, who both graduated from Northside Christian School and are now starting their respective careers.

Daryn spent 20 years in the medical industry before God called him to become a pastor here at Northside and he has served Northside in many capacities for the past decade on staff.
Daryn loves family vacations, any foods with coconut, playing board games and card games, visiting Northside families and making new friends!
Most importantly, Daryn loves to teach God's Word and will tell anyone who is willing to listen about his Savior Jesus!

Drew Wallingford

Student Ministries Pastor

Drew is originally from Pinellas county, lived here, graduated from Largo High School, and even met Lexy, his wife, at USF St. Petersburg. He has been doing youth ministry for over 10 years and since moving back to this area has been here at Northside!

Lexy and Drew have been married since 2014 and have two kids, Krypton and Kinsley.

Drew's entire goal in life and in ministry is to see lives changed for Christ and see people get closer to Him. Equipping those that God calls and helping to call those that have not yet understood. Knowing that students are especially the audience that God has called Him to!

Elijah Guzman

Worship Director

Elijah is hailing from Orlando, FL where he met his beautiful wife Naomi Guzman. In 2013 Elijah joined the US Army and in 2016  Elijah was called to serve in the Lord’s Army. In 2020 Elijah graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor's Degree in Worship Leadership and was called to move back to Florida. Now as a family of four, Elijah loves to spend his time with his family going to theme parks, going to the beach, and watching Pro wrestling.

Elijah's Ministry Bible verse

Psalm 63:3-4
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. 

Rick Gross

Connections Director

Rick's life goal is to help connect people to what God has for them. Rick would love to see a Super Bowl in person and meet Dave Matthews Band.
Rick grew up here in St. Petersburg, graduating from Boca Ciega High School (woohoo class of '99!)

Rick and his wife Jenn met while doing community theater. They have two awesome boys, Gavin and Nolan. Together, they form the likes of a family that had never been seen.
Rick came to Northside after 8 years experience in full time ministry.
He loves to read, watch football or baseball, and find a park to hike at with his family!

Heather McKenzie 

Children's Director

Heather was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She grew up at NBC and attended Northside Christian School from Kindergarten - 12th grade. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education.

Heather spent 10+ years teaching elementary school (two years of that at NCS) and now homeschools her daughters.  

She has been married to her husband, Casey, for almost 14 years. They have four daughters: Finley, Hollis, Adley, and Quinn. She loves taking pictures, going on adventures, traveling, and making memories.

Her family’s motto is: Be a blessing! She is passionate about encouraging and teaching the future generations to intentionally and passionately love and serve Jesus.

Mark Martini

Maintenance Director

Mandee Gross

Office Administrator

Mandee was born in Byron Center, Michigan and relocated to Dunedin, Florida when she was in the 5th grade. She is a graduate of Dunedin High School and St. Petersburg College.

She and her husband Bill have been married 18 years and have 2 kids (Turner and Kayla).

Mandee has been in accounting/office administrative work her whole working career, she has worked in all realms of business - Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Marine, before God brought her to work at Northside where she started in the NCS Preschool then later worked for several years as the Assistant to MS/HS Principal before coming to NBC - Mandee has worked for Northside going on 7 years.

Mandee loves a good cup of coffee, crafting, and hanging out with her family. She also loves the mountains and traveling!


Rob Blenis

Ron Peters

Mike Stofer

Dr. Chad Scarbro

David Lasseter

Jay Moir

Drew Wallingford

Mitch Kennedy

John Duff

Daryn Mullholand