Leading people to experience a new life in Christ

Will Blanchard
Lead Pastor

   

Will and Sarah first met and fell in love during several outdoor adventures while attending college at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR.  Shortly after Will completed his B.S. in Business Administration, Will and Sarah were married on July 31, 2004 and moved to Louisville, KY to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where Will received his M.A. in Theological Studies. Meanwhile, Sarah completed her B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  Prior to launching Northwest Community Church with a committed group of people, Will served as the Young Adults Pastor at Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA for three years. Will and Sarah’s greatest passion in life is to lead people to experience a new life in Christ. Currently, Will serves as the Lead Pastor at Northwest while Sarah serves on the worship ministry team and the children’s ministry team. In their spare time, Will and Sarah enjoy being active in the outdoors with friends and family. God has blessed Will and Sarah with three beautiful daughters, Leah, Allison, and Hannah.

 

Jared Fincher Fincher Family
Creative Arts Pastor

   

Jared and Adrienne Fincher moved from Macon, GA to join Northwest Community Church on Sunday, May 4 to serve as the Pastor of Creative Arts. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Worship Leadership from the University of Mobile and has been serving as a worship pastor since 2010. He has a passion for music and writing and his heart belongs to Jesus. Jared became a follower of Christ at the age of 8 years old and has been on the journey of following God ever since. Jared has experience in writing, producing, and leading a band that in college had the opportunity to lead over 45,000 people in worship during Mardi Gras in Orange Beach, AL and even opened for Audio Adrenaline. Jared is passionate about Christ-centered discipleship that involves sharing life with people outside of the worship gatherings. Jared and Adrienne love the local church and desire to bring glory and honor to God through their leadership.

 

Greg Luka
Groups Pastor

   

Greg and Cassi were high school sweethearts; at this time God used godly men and woman to invest in their lives. They married during college in July 2003. Greg studied at Boyce College in Louisville, KY and earned a B.S. in Youth and Family Ministry. Cassi studied Elementary Education and received a B.S. from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Greg is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greg sensed God’s call to ministry in high school, and he was involved in youth ministry leadership for eight years. Before moving to Northwest Arkansas to help plant NCC in 2010, Greg owned a locksmith business and served as the college minister at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Greg and Cassi, have a passion to help families thrive through discipleship in the local church. In Greg and Cassi’s free time they like to travel, explore local restaurants, and spend time outdoors. They are blessed with a daughter, Willow, and a son, Ezra.

 

Scott Sanders
Family & Missions Pastor

   

Scott and Amilee met at church in Fort Smith, Arkansas and were married in 2005. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Math with a Master’s degree in Teaching and taught math for a year while Amilee graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English.  A year after they were married, they served as missionaries for a year with the International Mission Board in Naples, Italy. After serving in Italy, Scott and Amilee felt called to work with a youth group in Macon, Georgia.  Scott served on staff as the Youth Pastor at Northway Church and Amilee served as the Childcare Coordinator.  After serving there for almost seven years, Scott and Amilee began to pray about joining Northwest Community Church.  Since they both have a love for youth and overseas missions, they felt God leading them to help NCC launch these two ministries. So, in December 2014, they moved to Northwest Arkansas, where Scott serves as NCC’s bi-vocational Student and Missions Pastor.  Scott and Amilee love discipling new believers and helping people discover how to live their lives for Christ.  They have also been blessed with three children: Benjamin, Nathan, and Abigail.