About Us

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We are believers that follow Jesus and that are seeking to meet our community's changing needs by living the unchanging Gospel of Christ. This is a simple statement that anchors our church. And it is a complex statement that is compelling us to think how CHURCH can be done differently. This mission shapes our hearts, informs our actions, and aligns our efforts.

Take a moment to read through this section to start unpacking this statement. Here, you'll find information about our values, leadership, and beliefs.

OUR SERVICES ARE HELD ON SUNDAYS AT 9 & 10:45 AM AT 621 N. First Avenue, Knightdale. Northside Kids (birth - 5th grade) is available at both services.


It is imperative that in the essentials we find unity; in the non-essentials we find liberty, in both we find charity (love). ~ St. Augustine

The Bible is the inspired and definitive Word of God and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is all-knowing, all-powerful, just, merciful, wise, unchangeable and gracious. Jesus Christ is the Son of God - fully divine and fully human. He was born of a virgin, perfect in His person and eternal in His being.

Humankind was created in the image of God and was originally without sin. Through the sin of Adam and Eve, all of humankind are now sinners by nature and thereby separated from God by their sin. Jesus Christ died on a cross to rescue us from our helpless state - paying the ultimate penalty for our sin. He was buried, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into Heaven and now sits at God's right hand on our behalf.

The Church consists of those who believe in Christ for their salvation, and in doing so, inherit eternal life being sealed by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is a work of God's grace. As a result, believers are released from relying on their own abilities and merits to earn acceptance from God. The miracle of God's grace frees believers to love others as Christ loves them. This love leads to unity, eternal security, a greater knowledge of Christ and the use of our gifts for the benefit of the Church.

The Lord Jesus Christ will return, and there will be a resurrection of the saved to eternal life and of the lost to eternal judgment.


Our Mission

To meet our community’s changing needs by living the unchanging Gospel of Christ.

Our Values

The FACE of Northside

  • Fidelity - We are committed to Biblical truth and prayer
  • Authenticity - We are committed to creating an environment where people can come as they are
  • Compassion - We are committed to heartfelt concern for the needs of others
  • Engagement - We are committed to intentionally pursuing involvement in our community


Northside is an elder led, staff driven church.

Our Staff

Since Northside's beginning, we have utilized a bi-vocational model where our staff work full-time jobs outside the church. We see this model of leadership as a biblical approach to ministry. This model allows for more financial resources to be devoted to ministries both locally and globally.

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Adrian Dixon

Lead Pastor


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Dee Belvin

Children’s Pastor


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Dan Thorpe

Executive Pastor


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Eric Dixon

Worship Pastor


Angela Horton

Ministry Specialist


Our Elders

Together with the Lead Pastor, the Elders exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for Northside's life, as well as the spiritual direction of the church.

Our Deacons

The primary role of Deacons at Northside is a ministry of service through the use of their spiritual gifts.