Our Leadership


Our Shepherds / Elders / Overseers:

The Northern Light Church of Christ has four ordained shepherds (“elders” or “overseers”):
Emem Akpan, Ronnie Dean, Dave Ward, and Dickey Joe Turner.

Our Minister

Jim Hinton is our minister. Jim has held a variety of ministry position over the last 20 years. He attended Sunset School for preaching for his basic Ministerial Program and Missions Programs and he also has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. He and his wife, Laura, have moved from San Diego to join us beginning in September of 2016.


Our Deacons

Mike Harrison, Youth/Teens
Ralph Weber, Community
Al Holte, Prison Correspondence Ministry
Isaac Karmue – Health and Wellness Ministry



Our Leadership Team

For over fifteen years, a team of volunteer servant leaders has met regularly to attend to a wide variety of needs, practical and spiritual, to support the life of our church. This includes various elders, deacons, staff, treasurers, ministry leaders, and more. They focus on the ongoing function of our church so that other leaders can keep their focus on ministry.