Staff & Leadership

Staff & Leadership

Pastoral Staff

Lead Pastor

Calvin Carr

Pastor Calvin is husband to Kelly, and father to Paul (Mandee), Katherine (Scott), Rachel (Matt), Jennifer, and Jerre (Alyson). He is also grandfather to Kyleigh, Charlie, Jack, Thomas, Zion, and Mary Kelly. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his college days in Gainesville, he attended North Central and was involved in the college and music ministries of the church. He also met Kelly, his wife, at…
Associate Pastor

Brandon Glisson

Brandon is passionate about Youth Ministry. He earned his Bachelor’s in Conflict and Communication from UCF and is presently advancing his education with a Masters in Divinity at South Western Theological Seminary. Brandon’s preaching method involves an in-depth examination of the Bible, addressing it one verse at a time. He is dedicated to uncovering God’s enduring truths and presenting them in a relevant manner. Outside of church, Brandon can often be spotted playing games such as Fortnite or Star Wars…
College Minister

Kurt Shiver

Kurt Shiver is a graduate of Stetson University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Ann are passionate about reaching and training college students. Ann served for several years with the International Mission Board (IMB). He and Ann are parents of Will, Julia, Andrew and Grace.

Worship & Tech Staff

Worship Leader

Robert Privette

Robert hails from Gainesville, FL, and has deep roots in the community. He completed his studies at the University of Florida and took additional courses at Harvard Business School. When he’s not engaged with music, he enjoys woodworking and spending quality time with his wife and their four children. Robert serves as our Worship Leader, and with a gentle spirit, he guides our congregation in heartfelt praise and worship. His genuine love for music and devotion to Jesus inspire us…
Tech Director

Ian Hazzard

A native of Gainesville, FL, Ian Hazzard ventured to Virginia for his education at Liberty University, immersing himself in the realm of digital media. After returning to Gainesville, he’s blended his passions of sports, tech, and church. Ian coaches football at Cornerstone Academy, builds software, and spearheads a digital marketing agency. He is married to his childhood best friend, Sarah, who serves on the worship team. At North Central, Ian helps manage a variety of projects, from managing the church’s,…

Administrative Staff


Kathy Goodson

Kathy serves on our administrative staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial details of the church. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Kathy grew up attending NCBC and met her husband as they chaperoned a youth choir tour when they were college students. Her husband Tog is a worship pastor in a local church, and they have served together at churches in Kentucky and Florida since they were married in 1989. They have 4…
Membership & Ministry

Janna Davis

Janna serves on our administrative staff, overseeing the Membership and Ministry details of the church. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and first came to North Central as a college student. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have 4 children.

Program Directors

Director of Preschool and Children

Jenna Rich

Jenna was born and raised in Graceville, Florida. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at the Baptist University of Florida, and she taught in the public school system for 3 years. In 2022, Jenna became the full time Director of Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Bonifay in Bonifay, Florida. While serving in Bonifay, Jenna met her now husband, Bailey. God brought them to Gainesville in the summer of 2023 when Bailey was accepted to UF College…
Adult Life Group Director

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He is an alumnus of the University of Florida, having obtained a B.S. in Geomatics in 2012. Currently, he serves as a Faculty Lecturer for the very same program from which he graduated. Outside of his professional life, Justin cherishes moments with his wife, Kayla, and their four children: Anna Rae, Avie, Abel, and Amos. In his free time, he showcases his craftsmanship by creating custom leather goods. At North Central,…
Preschool Ministry Director

Lee Anne Privette

Lee Anne Privette is graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Mathematics and a M. Ed. in Education.  Before becoming the Preschool Director in the Children’s Ministry, Lee Anne was a member of the preschool team for years.  She loves our kids and their families and enjoys being with them.  Lee Anne and her husband have one daughter.
Hospitality Director

Stacy Darty

Stacy is married to Walt her husband of 43 years. They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Stacy has been a member of North Central for a total of 25 years combined. Hospitality ministry is where her heart is and serving in this capacity is where she has always felt a strong calling.

Ministry Residents

Ministry Resident

Tyler Mingonet

Tyler Mingonet graduated from the University of Florida in May of 2022 with a bachelor’s in Family, Youth and Community sciences. He is from Orlando, Florida but now lives in Gainesville working with North Central in the College department. Tyler co-leads the College Freshmen Life Group on Sunday morning, assists with college events and disciples several students. He is a part of North Central’s College Resident program, of which this is his second year. Along with the other Residents, Tyler…
Ministry Resident

Addam Setzer

Addam and his wife Natasha were married in March, 2023. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2021 with a degree in Film and Video Production. He and Natasha help lead the “Boomer Life Group” for students transitioning out of college and into professional careers and endeavors. Along with the other Residents, Addam is a Ministry Partner at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and he specifically works with the Media and Communications Ministry team. If he’s not working, you can…
Ministry Resident

Janna Josafat

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Janna relocated to Gainesville in 2016 to pursue studies at UF. She successfully completed the entomology program in 2020. Since then, Janna has been an integral part of the staff at North Central and the BCM. Her hobbies encompass both sports and the arts, with a keen interest in tennis and a talent for music, playing the piano, guitar, and percussion. She has an aspiration to master other instruments as time goes on. At the BCM,…
Ministry Resident

Ciera Proudfoot

Ciera Proudfoot is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelors in Animal Science. Though originally from Lake Mary, FL, she has loved calling Gainesville her home since 2018. Ciera and her husband, Robert, both have a passion for agriculture, the outdoors, and training and discipling college students. I am a college life group leader on Sunday mornings and help mentor and disciple college students at North Central and the BCM.
Ministry Resident

Melody Barb

Melody Barb pursued her education at both Santa Fe College and The University of Florida, culminating in her graduation in May 2023 with a Bachelors in Livestock Sciences. She and her husband are deeply committed to reaching out to college and international students, actively participating in programs that serve these groups. In her leisure time, Melody enjoys reading, painting, and is currently exploring the craft of crochet. At North Central, Melody contributes significantly to the college ministry and spearheads Bible…