Meet the Leadership of Northern Hills Community Church
Pastor Nick grew up in Milford, Michigan and earned his Bachelor of Ministry degree from William Tyndale College, where he studied Youth Ministry and Music. He served as the interim Youth Pastor at Korean First Baptist Church in Rochester Hills and interned with the Youth Ministry at South Hill Church in Michigan, before relocating to Phoenix.
In 2002, Nick was called to Northern Hills Community Church as Associate Pastor of Student Ministries. After serving in this role for nine years, he transitioned to Senior Pastor in July of 2011. Nick's passion to live in and lead others in obedience to the Great Commission has led him on many travels to share the Gospel including mission trips to Uruguay and Nicaragua. Inspired to further his education, Nick is currently seeking a Master's degree at Gateway Seminary.
Nick and his wife, Tara, were married in 2001. They have six children. Nick and Tara serve the Lord faithfully and love being a part of His amazing work here at NHCC.
Pastor Larry Masnovi, former Worship Director of Willow Creek Community Church, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. He traveled extensively with Herb Reed from the original Platters group.
Larry brings more than 30 years experience as a professional musician to his ministry. He and his wife of 20 years, Trish, have two children, Tyler and Janae. Pastor Larry loves serving the Lord and being a part of what God is doing here at Northern Hills Community Church.
Pastor Nate and his wife Jessica joined Northern Hills Community Church in January 2016, after serving as a campus missionary for six years at Arizona State University. Pastor Nate was led by a calling from God to join NHCC to come and serve as our Family Pastor. Pastor Nate is currently in the middle of his studies at Gateway Seminary, where he pursing a Master's of Divinity.
Native to Phoenix, Pastor Nate has served in ministry for ten years now in the Phoenix metro area. Serving as a Lead Pastor at Destiny Community RV church, were he ministered to retirees during the winter months. He served in that capacity for eight years before God called him to NHCC. While serving in that role Pastor Nate also served full time as a campus missionary reaching college students with the gospel. Pastor Nate served at several universities and community colleges in Phoenix. ASU Tempe, ASU West, GCU, Scottsdale Community College, Estrella Community College and Glendale Community College. Jessica is a former missionary reaching people in Mozambique, before coming home state. Jessica now serves with Arizona Baptist Children Services in the Arms of Love ministry as a Foster Care Specialist. Nate and Jessica are thankful for the opportunity to serve at NHCC.
Natalie grew up in California and earned her bachelor's degree from The Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA. She studied Elementary Education with an emphasis in Bible/Israel. She was privileged to be a part of The Master's College, IBEX, extension program and lived and studied in Israel for a semester.
Natalie has always had a passion for sharing the Gospel. Her favorite time of the year has always been VBS time! She jumped at the opportunity to direct her first Vacation Bible School when she was 18 years old and has been a big part of many VBS programs ever since. She started directing our VBS and our children's department in 2013.
Natalie married her high school sweetheart, Jacob, in 1999. After they were married she moved to Phoenix. They started attending NHCC in 2000 and have been faithfuly serving our Lord here ever since.