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Northside Church

Our Hearts and Doors are Open

Welcome to Northside Church, where every facet of who we are and what we believe exemplifies one mission: know the love of God, grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and go into the world to serve others. We are more than a community; we are a family rooted in faith, a place you can call home.

Who We Are

Northside was established as a Methodist congregation in November of 1950. Beginning with 23 members and 20 children, we didn’t have our own building at first and met at Northside High School on Sunday mornings. As the seeds of Northside Church were watered and God caused us to grow, we were able to establish our physical presence, along with our spiritual development.

One of the original Northside buildings, now the Chapel, was built in 1952. The Sanctuary was built in 1957, as our congregation continued to grow in both numbers and grace. Blessed with many talents within a growing membership and superb staff, we have made tremendous progress since identifying programs and opportunities to meet the spiritual needs of Northside, Atlanta, and beyond.

We have grown in everything from our facilities, to our education and music programs, our athletic programs and our mission activities—at home and abroad. With a membership of 5,000 in 2018, Northside continues to remind our surrounding community that there is a place for everyone here, and we are committed to showing the love of God and preparing disciples of Jesus Christ to send out into the world.

Meet Our Pastors

Dr. Bill Burch

Rev. Catherine Boothe Olson

Rev. Angela House

Rev. Sara Maughan

Dr. G. Gil Watson

Rev. Douglas Herlong


Whether you have already visited Northside or are perusing our website for the first time, we want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the neighborhood! There is truly something for the whole family at Northside, for every stage of life, and we invite you to give us a try. We have Traditional and Contemporary Sunday morning services, weekly Bible studies and classes, and plenty of service opportunities all designed to build community and promote growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Still unsure if Northside is the right fit? Contact Rev. Jeff Rogers at or 404.367.2348 with any questions you may have!


Our understanding of membership is deeply rooted in our Methodist heritage. Christianity is a social religion, and our growth is dependent on being in a face-to-face community where we love and care for one another: an experience that shows us what it means to be the body of Christ in the world. Membership is about you making a public pledge to uphold Northside Church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Membership is your response to what God has and will do through Northside Church.