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David Young  //  Senior Minister

David has served two stints as the senior minister for North Boulevard, totaling nearly 25 years. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several universities, and travelled widely teaching and preaching. He is the former host of the New Day Television Program, a board member for the Renew Network, and the author of several books, including A New Day (NB Press), The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, (Fortress Press, co-authored with Michael Strickland), A Grand Illusion (Renew Publications), and King Jesus and the Beauty of Obedience-Based Discipleship (Zondervan). He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding School of Theology, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. David and his wife Julie have two married children.

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Mechelle Alexander  //  Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant & Sonshine School Director

Mechelle Alexander graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Office Management. She has served as the Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant to Amy Sain for ten years, and as the director of Sonshine School since 2015. She and her husband, Danny, have two children.

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Ben Beavers  //  Associate Campus Minister

Ben Beavers has a passion for helping young people become more like Jesus Christ. He is committed to investing in the lives of university students and other young people to help them grow spiritually. This passion has been shared with his wife Katherine since they met at a youth church camp. Among other things, Ben has successfully ended a long-term relationship with a flip phone, survived a rattle snake bite, and drinks his coffee black.

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Blake Boggs  //  Associate Youth Minister

Blake is a graduate of Harding University with a degree in Bible and Family Ministry who joined our staff in 2019. He is originally from Dallas, Georgia, which is just outside of Atlanta where Blake grew up attending Braves and Georgia football games. He fondly remembers growing up having dinner with his family and through sharing these meals together he realized the importance of stories both in telling and listening to them and how God uses stories to further His kingdom. Blake’s desire is to help students find Mark 5 moments by coming to Jesus, experiencing Jesus and sharing about those experiences in their homes and communities. Blake and his wife, Elizabeth, love the nbyg and love being at North Boulevard.

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Shawn Frazier

Shawn Frazier  //  Worship Minister

Shawn Frazier is a grateful believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He met his wife, Katie Frazier, at Harding University where he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree. Shawn and Katie taught music at Middle Tennessee Christian School for eight years while earning Master of Arts degrees at Middle Tennessee State University. They are the proud parents of their daughter Daisy and praise God for her daily! Their dog, Ginger Snap, enjoys outdoor and indoor sprinting.

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Ray Holland  //  Executive Minister

Before retiring in 2012, Ray served 40 years as an executive for city governments throughout Ohio and California. When he and his wife Carol learned about North Boulevard’s 2020 Vision, they moved to Murfreesboro to be part of the great world-wide spiritual awakening.

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Tony Holt

Tony Holt  //  Minister of Church Life / Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader

Tony has been married to his wife Debra for 30 years, and they have one daughter, Katlyn, 28. He has 26 years of ministry experience, and has served as Minister of Church Life with North Boulevard since July 2012. Tony graduated from Heritage Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Bible 1985, and David Lipscomb University with a Masters in Religion 1998.

Tony is uncontrollably relational and loves people. He enjoys sports, hanging out with family and friends, and is passionate about relational discipleship.

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David Hunzicker  //  West Murfreesboro Campus Minister

As a child David Hunzicker spent his evenings shooting basketball and swinging in the backyard. It was in those moments where David would often connect with God, pray and sing God’s praises. Since David has experienced the love of God in his life, he is passionate about helping other people discover God for themselves. He earned university degrees in education and in ministry which have equipped him to serve as a youth and family minister and then as a high school Bible teacher. David is now the campus minster at North Boulevard’s West Murfreesboro Campus. He enjoys eating apple pie with his high school sweetheart Kristin, wrestling with his two boys Braxton and Judah, and dancing with his daughter Anna Marie.

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Nathan Jernigan  //  Counseling Minister

Nathan Jernigan has served as Counseling Minister at North Boulevard since 1991. He and his wife, Jeannie, have two adult children, Caleb and Michaela. He feels blessed to do a job every day that he loves and feels God has called him to do.

Nathan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. He completed an internship with Gayle Napier, PH.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as two additional post-master’s internships. He holds two professional practice licenses from the State of Tennessee Health Related boards, is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner and Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider, and is a National Certified Counselor.

Nathan provides a wide range of services including individual psychotherapy, counseling, premarital counseling, marital therapy, family therapy and psychological testing. Privacy and confidentiality are taken very seriously. For this reason the counseling ministry office is located off site not near any of the North Boulevard campuses.

Please call him at 615-896-1305

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John Magnuson  //  Communications Minister

John Magnuson grew up in Murfreesboro, and has been with North Boulevard since 2007. He has served in a variety of roles and currently serves as the Communications Minister and Director of New Day, a ministry focused on discipleship and church renewal. He is a graduate of Riverdale High School, Lipscomb University, Pepperdine University, and the Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies. He and his wife April have two grown children and two awesome grandsons, Slade and Ezekiel.

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Russell Rigsby

Russell Rigsby  //  West Campus Associate Minister

Russell was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. It is here where he committed his life to Jesus and was baptized, found the love of his life, Abby, and gained a passion for training and competing in triathlons. He was introduced to Christ through his close friend and current North Boulevard West campus minister, David Hunzicker. Russell has obtained his M.A. in Ministry and a M.Div. from Hope International University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Faulkner University. He has served at the Smyrna-Lavergne campus, MT316 campus, and now serves at the West campus.

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Glenn Robb  //  Church Planting Coordinator

Glenn Robb grew up in the rural community of Greenhill, Alabama. It was near the Tennessee River where he learned to swim, ski and fish. Glenn grew up listening to preachers talk about Jesus dying for our sins and rising from the dead to prove he was the son of God. At age twelve Glenn made a commitment to follow Jesus and was baptized. A sense of purpose and confidence set a new direction for his life. He and his wife Nancy have served as church planting missionaries to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Atlanta, Georgia, and now Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Joe Roberts  //  Discipleship Minister

Joe is presently the Discipleship/Small Group minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro Tennessee having served in ministry since 1979 and is also the Director for the School of Professional Studies at Tennessee Tech University. He is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and has three graduate degrees along with a doctorate from Florida Atlantic University in leadership. He has served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer, as the Director of the Spiritual Growth Workshop, now the Equip Conference in Orlando, Florida, Co-Director of Blue Ridge Family Encampment in North Carolina and on various boards such as the American Red Cross and Advisory Board of Freed-Hardeman University.

He and his wife Judy have been married since June of 1981 and have two grown children, Chad and Amy. Judy works in human resources for Tennessee Tech University. Chad and Amy are graduates of Lipscomb University. Chad works and lives in Nashville TN. Amy is married to Reid Hillin and they have a son, Henry. They make their home in Antioch TN.

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Amy Sain

Amy Sain  //  Children's Minister

Amy Sain has served as North Boulevard’s Children’s Minister for 11 years. She and her husband Robert have three daughters.

Amy loves leading the children and families in the Boulevard Kids ministry. Her greatest joy is when she sees the children age through the program as they grow strong in their walk with Christ and dedicate their lives to Him through baptism. She loves meeting new families, planning great events, and writing Bible lessons.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time and play games with her family, eat at new restaurants, travel, and work on her golf game with her kids!

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David Skidmore

David Skidmore  //  Youth Minister

David has served as the Youth Minister of North Boulevard since 2001. He and his wife Melissa are raising three teenagers of their own — Daisy, Anna Belle, and Lila Mae. David’s mission is to serve as a “sycamore tree” to the teenagers of the nbyg, lifting them above the distractions of the crowd so they might see the approaching Savior more clearly.

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Jorge Suárez  //  Latino Minister

Jorge fue bautizado el 6 de Febreo 1978. Graduado del Instituto Baxter con un título de Bachiller en Biblia en 1984. Ha sido ministro en la Iglesia de Cristo por más de 30 años en tres diferentes paises: Honduras, Colombia y los Estados Unidos. Ahora sirve a los hermanos y hermanas hispanohablantes de North Boulevard, ministrando a la comunidad latina en todo el condado de Rutherford y más allá. Él y su esposa Luz Marina tienen un hijo y una nieta. Su mission es hacer discípulos que hagan discípulos.

Jorge was baptized on February 6, 1978. He graduated from the Baxter Institute with a Bachelor´s degree in Bible in 1984. He has been minister for over 30 years in three different countries: Honduras, Colombia, and the United States. He now serves North Boulevard’s Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters, ministering to the Latino community throughout Rutherford County and beyond. He and his wife Luz Marina have a son and a granddaughter. His mission is to make disciples who make disciples.

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Edet Udofia

Edet Udofia  //  Inner City & Prison Ministry

Edet Udofia, who has served at North Blvd since 1996, developed a love for Christ from his parents, pioneer church planters in southern Nigeria. After teaching in African Christian College, Edet immigrated to the United States to pursue higher education in medical technologies and healthcare administration. A passion for bringing hope to underprivileged citizens through the power of Christ led him to plant a local church that positively transforms the physical and spiritual destiny of thousands. Edet, a graduate of Rochester University and Lipscomb University, has four Masters’ Degree in Biblical Studies, an M.Div. in Mission and Ministry, and two MBAs in Healthcare and Technology Management. He has a Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration from Walden University. Edet and his wife Alice have five children – Iniobong, Idaraobong, Kufreobong, Mfonobong, and Otobong.

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Shane Xu  //  Chinese Ministry Coordinator