Eric surrendered to the ministry in 2009 while attending Union University as a Sports Medicine major. After surrendering to the call of ministry, Eric changed his major to Theology and completed a BA in Theology at Union. While in his junior year at Union, he went to pastor China Grove Baptist Church in Rutherford, TN. He was ordained into the ministry at FBC Jackson in 2012. He has a burning passion for discipleship. He desires to see people believe in Christ and then walk in Christ. He began serving as Senior Pastor at Northside in January 2017. He had previously been serving on staff here as an associate pastor focusing on ministry to students. He loves to read and do anything outdoors. He has been married to Leah McLemore since 2011 and they have three beautiful daughters: Virginia (Ginny), Layla and Charlotte.
mINISTER OF mUSIC
Hunter accepted Christ at the age of seven and joined his home church, Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church, where he eventually served as minister of music the last year-and-a-half that he was there. In October 2013, God led him and his family to join First Baptist Church Greenfield. Hunter continued filling-in as worship leader at various churches across Northwest Tennessee before accepting the call to become the minister of music at Northside in June 2019. He is a two-time graduate of Union University, having received a B.S.B.A. in accounting in 2015 and a Master of Accountancy in 2016. Aside from leading worship in church, Hunter enjoys reading, writing, and playing board games.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Emily grew up in a small southern baptist church the daughter of a deacon and music leader and a Sunday School teacher. At a young age, she realized the need of Jesus in her life and accepted him as her Lord and Savior. While Emily has no children of her own, she is thankful God called her to children's ministry so she has the opportunity to watch kids put all the pieces together and "get it". She rejoices when she hears of children going home and applying what they've learned in God's word to their daily life. One of her absolute favorite opportunities is VBS. Being able to minister to children through a week of dancing, singing, worshiping is her idea of FUN! In addition to children's ministry, she works as the receptionist at Milan High School. In her spare time, Emily enjoys watching football, listening to music, and spending time on the beach and on cruises.