Southern Baptist Convention

We are a Christ-centered church, with a purpose of building a healthy congregation committed to reaching our city, state, and world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to connect with people and lead them into an authentic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where people are equipped and encouraged to look up, grow inward, and reach outward. With a dynamic ministry of worship and the uncompromising preaching of the Word of God, we seek to encourage and equip believers of all ages to be fully committed followers of Christ. We invite you to join us!

Year Founded: 1965
Members: 2,000
Average Attendance: 1,000

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3159
Meridian,  MS  39303-3159

Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Dr. Dan Lanier, (601) 482-3498
Minister of Music: Rev. Paul Davis, (601) 482-3498
Minister of Education: Mr. Gary Newell, (601) 482-3498
Other Minister: Mr. John David Ainsworth, (601) 482-3498
Senior Adult Minister: Mrs. Cathy Raley, (601) 482-3498
Other Minister: Mr. Todd Nosco, (601) 482-3498
Youth Minister: Casie Page, (601) 482-34
Associate/Assistant Pastor: Wade Phillips, (601) 482-3498
Youth Minister: Tiki Broome, (601) 482-3498
Childrens Minister: Sonja Murray, (601) 482-3498
Childrens Minister: Michelle Smith, (601) 482-3498
Other Minister: Dr. Kim Hall, (601) 482-3498

Content last updated: 5/16/2018

Worship Times

  • 10:30 am - 2nd Morning Worship Service
  • 9:00 am - 1st Morning Worship Service
  • 06:00 pm - Evening Worship Service
  • 06:30 pm - Prayer and Bible Study in Chapel
  • 06:45 pm - Student Worship

Church Ministries


Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. AWANA offers a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Clubs and programs for children age 3 through Grade 6 to memorize God`s word and the principles of the Bible. Awana is fulfilling the Great Commission as we reach boys and girls for Christ and help them to grow in their Christian life. Awana meets on Wednesdays from 6:15 -7:45 PM. AWANA meets during the months and days that school is in session. Dexter Thronton is our AWANA Commander.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands Ministry is a way for each of us to be actively involved in ministry. The really exciting part is that we will be church family helping church family. It’s all about being the hands, eyes and feet of Jesus, doing what Jesus would be doing if He was here.


We have two Sunday morning LifeGroup Bible study hours - at 9:00 and 10:30. Those who go to worship at 9:00 go to LifeGroups at 10:30. Those who go to 10:30 service go to LifeGroup at 9:00. Classes for all ages--preschool, children, students, singles, adults can be found in our LifeGroups.

Senior Adults

Activities include a monthly potluck with special guests, monthly mystery trips, rallies at other churches, and special trips to various locations including passion plays, Christmas programs, senior adult conferences.


Bible studies, discipleship studies, ministry teams and activities assist our students Grades 7-12 to reach others for Christ and grow in their own Christian life. Our Student have special worship each week on Wednesday night. Casie Page and Tiki Broom are our Student Pastor and Associate Youth Minister.


The Northcrest Worship Choir is composed of adults and students who have a heart for worship. The choir presents seasonal productions, special concerts, and leads worship each Sunday Morning and Night at Northcrest. The Northcrest Worship Choir leads worship each Sunday at 9:00, 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM. For more information about the Northcrest Worship Choir, please join us on Wednesday night at 6:15 for practice and we will help you become a part of this dynamic worship leading choir. Kingdom Kids Choir is our Children's Choir for grades 1-6 which meets weekly on Sunday nights at 4:30PM. They lead in worship once a month and present musicals at least twice a year. Our preschool choir meets weekly on Sunday nights at 4:30 PM. Just be present at a rehearsal in the preschool department to join.

Driving Directions

From Highway 39 North take North Hills Street west past red light at 29th Avenue. Take next street Shumate Road to the right. Large church parking is behind the church complex.

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