George served as the pastor of NLCC from 1991 until November 2016. He is an avid student of Bible History and blessed with a phenomenal memory. He and his his wife Marian, have two sons, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
 

Jerry Seawright

Pastor
Jerry believes that sharpening his expositional and practical preaching craft is foundational to his ministry. He became pastor of NLCC in November 2016, following the retirement of Elder George Williamson. He and his wife, Karen, have three children, one daughter-in-law, and one grandchild.
 
Larry Lester
Associate Pastor
 
Michael McElwee
Associate Pastor
Michael’s favorite things to do are preaching and teaching the Word of God and singing.  His passion includes spending time with gamily and friends.  He’s always ready to give a defense of the Gospel, whether at work, or in the community. He and his wife, Tammie, have five children and three grandchildren.
 
Julian Watkins
Associate Pastor
Julian is married to Adrienne and they have four children who all live in Southfield, Michigan. Their oldest daughter is a graduate from college, their youngest daughter is in her second year and their two boys are in grade school. Julian grew up in Pontiac, Michigan and moved to Oak Park and then to Southfield after getting married to Adrienne. He enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, sports, reading, art, music and playing games with his family and friends.
 
 
Brenda Lester
Director of Performing Arts
 
Tammie McElwee 
Program & Logistics Coordinator
Tammie finds that spending time with Family and friends makes her happy.  Her joy comes from coloring and listening to music.  Her life is spent studying the Word of God and being able to defend the faith.  She and her husband have five children and three grandchildren. 
 
Chapri Paulateer
Assistant Administrator
 
Jason Paulateer
Trustee
George Price
Deacon

 

Geralean Ratcliff 
Trustee and Membership & Financial Secretary

Geralean is widowed after 46+ year of marriage, a mother of 3, and grandmother of 9 wonderful grandsons & daughters. She grew up in Mississippi where she is one of a family of 15. Geralean likes fast cars, sports, board games and spoiling the grandkids.

 

Karen Seawright
First Lady and Events Coordinator

Lucille is married to Mark and they have three adult children. She spent many years devoted to home educating her children. Growing up in Louisiana, her genuine love for people permeates her many interests, which includes spending time with and serving family, friends, and others in need.

 
Lucille Stevenson  
Director of Hospitality
Lucille is married to Mark and they have three adult children. She spent many years devoted to home educating her children. Growing up in Louisiana, her genuine love for people permeates her many interests, which includes spending time with and serving family, friends, and others in need.
 
 
Mark Stevenson  
Deacon
Mark’s greatest earthly claim to fame is having been married to Lucille for more than 30 years. His interest is in teaching and learning, both in formal education and basic biblical concepts. He also has a desire to teach people sound biblical financial principles and their role in advancing the kingdom of God.
 
Darrin Woods
Deacon and Administrator
 
Darrin is married to Mahrini and they have a son, Isaiah. Darrin enjoys watching Youtube gameplays for PS4, writing church leadership curriculum, and using emerging technologies in the secondary classroom.
 
Mahrini Woods

Director of Christian Education

Mahrini is married to Darrin and they have one son. They both live and work in Bloomfield Hills. She enjoys teaching, spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.