Dr. Vail was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He became a Christian at age 20 and later received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an Engineer in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry until God called him into vocational ministry in 2000. Dr. Vail has earned a Masters of Art in Religion, a Masters of Divinity, and Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite book of the Bible is James.
Dr. Vail and his wife Kim were married in Virginia Beach in 1987. They have three grown children, Heather, Lindsay, son-in-law Brad, and Caleb, all of who reside in the Charlotte area.
Dr. Cummings, nationally known worship leader, composer and professor of music education, Dr. Cummings has served in church music ministry for over 25 years. He has toured the world with his own written music to audiences of tens of thousands. He earned a Master's Degree in Music Education from Coppin State University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Morgan State University.
Pastor Gustavo Bentos is a former International Soccer player and the Senior Pastor of the Northside Spanish Church. Pastor Bentos studied at Uruguay School of Medicine. Theological Training School - Temuco, Chile, and Instituto Bíblico de las Carolinas.
Nikki Simpson is our Children's and Women's Ministry Director. Nikki and her husband Caleb have been at Northside since July 1, 2019. Nikki has a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries from Liberty University. Her passion is to see young children and women grow their love for God and His Word.