north point staff

The staff North Point Baptist is comprised of Spirit-filled leaders who love, care and  pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Rev. Johnny Byrd, Senior Pastor

    Johnny has been in the ministry for over 25 years in various parts of North Carolina. In 2004, God called Johnny to Weaverville to be part of the planting of North Point.  After nearly a decade as Missions Pastor, Johnny accepted the position of Senior Pastor.  Johnny has been married to Jennifer since 1993 and they have two beautiful daughters.  Johnny is a graduate of Columbia International University.  He has his M.A. in Christian Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and a Minister of Missions Degree trough Global Focus and First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA.

  • Nathan Mabry, Worship Leader

    Nathan Mabry has been leading worship at North Point since 2013.  He is married to Jennifer and they have an amazing daughter.  Nathan has been leading others in worship since his childhood.  He comes from a family of musicians and is passionate about pointing others to Christ while making a joyful noise to the Lord. 

  • Johnny Hughes, Associate Pastor

    Johnny loves watching people grow. Johnny and his wife, Robin, have been serving together for over 35 years.They served in Las Vegas for 5 years and then built a healthy, strong church in Reading, PA where they served together for 23 years and then most recently 5 years serving in Brevard, NC. Johnny believes that church health is best achieved through vital, active small groups. These groups are to become little churches encouraging believers in outreach, discipleship, relationships, worship and service. Johnny is a graduate of Southern Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in pastoral ministry.

  • Christopher Downs, Student Pastor

    Christopher loves seeing students grow in Christ. He has served in Youth Ministry for almost 3 years. He has an amazing fiance Dayna, and they are to be married in November. Christopher is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and is planning on furthering his degree at Spurgeon College. He loves ministering to students and seeing them become disciple makers.