Our Pastors

Jared Kathcart

Jared is our Pastor at North Lake.

Jared and his wife Nikki have three children, Andie Grace, Rowen, and Emmitt. Jared enjoys building into the lives of the families in Smithville and the surrounding areas.  He has a particular heart for living out the Gospel of Christ, and sees ministry as a God-given opportunity to help individuals and communities grow in their identities in Christ, as well as their knowledge of His truth and love.  Jared has over 12 years of experience in ministry, serving at First Baptist Church in Bolivar, MO, Welborn Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS, and with North Lake since 2012.

Jared has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Southwest Baptist University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Registrar and Adjunct Professor of Counseling.

Along with Christ, his family, and his ministry, Jared is a lover of many other things.  The Lord of the Rings trilogy, fantasy football, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, Marvel movies, Survivor, camping, and reading are at the top of this long list.

You can reach Jared anytime by emailing him at jaredkathcart@gmail.com.

Greg Kitchens

Greg is our Children’s Minister at North Lake. 

Greg relies upon his understanding of his shortcomings as a sinful man, and daily depends on his Savior Jesus Christ to do His work. God has given him a heart for all people and he will gladly serve others in a wide variety of presented opportunities.

Greg feels a particular calling to children’s ministry. He believes that children need a strong, biblical foundation in the knowledge of God to help mature their future relationship with Christ. He has worked in various children’s ministries for 9 years, and continues to serve at the Chouteau Courts Housing Apartments as well as at North Lake. He loves working with children and is thankful to God for all the opportunities God has given him to serve.

Greg also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, Disney movies, and reading.

You can contact Greg at gregekitchens@gmail.com