Carey Hudson - Senior Pastor
Carey is a native of Gwinnett County. He has been in ministry for almost 30 years. He has been a Middle/High School Minister at Youth for Christ, Parkway Baptist Church, and Gwinnett’s Family Church. He's also served as Single’s Pastor at Hebron Church in Dacula. Carey continues to be an active leader in student ministry at North, as well as co-teaching the Bible/Comparative Religions Course for high school seniors, along with adult teaching. Carey is married to Pam, and they have three children – Tyler, Luke and Emili. He likes to spend time with family, snow ski, travel, fish and actually do yard work!
Thomas West - Student Ministries
Thomas is the son of a pastor and as a result has lived all over the southeast United States, mostly in Georgia. He holds degrees in Music Education and Composition from the University of Georgia. Thomas has been a teaching assistant, teacher of record at UGA, as well as 8 years in public school music and teaching. He is passionate about Christ and sharing God’s word with young people and students, while helping them grow and live out their faith. Thomas also loves music and worship, and leads the NGC Worship Team. He is married to Sarah and they have six (yes, six) children– Dustin, Desiray, Nathaniel, Josilyn, Leelond, and Trinity. He enjoys spending time with his family, health & fitness, and writing & performing music.
Louder than Lions - Worship Team
Louder than Lions was born in a small, rural church when brothers Thomas and William West were given instruments by their pastor father to encourage good behavior during church services. It was in this capacity that the West brothers developed their love of worship music, vocal harmonies, and people. After years of leading worship together in various other forms, Thomas’s wife and high school sweetheart, Sarah, officially joined the group. At this point, the boys ditched their guitar amps for acoustic guitars and piano which, when combined with their southern-fried vocal harmonies, made for a more intimate yet compelling sound. In a nod to this seemingly smaller sound, they took on the name Louder than Lions which alludes to the idea that it isn’t in our own physical power or the noise we make that we find strength, but rather through total surrender to Jesus Christ that we can be Louder than Lions.