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Meet The Staff


Pastor David Murphy

David Murphy came to North Park in October of 2008 after serving in ministry with various Baptist churches since 1995. He and his wife, Jennifer, began vocational ministry at First Baptist Church of Nash, Texas and served there for three years as Youth and Education Minister. God, then, called them to serve as Youth Minister and eventually Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Centerton in northwest Arkansas. 


Brother David holds a Doctor of Philosophy in theology from Trinity Theological Seminary (2013), a Master of Divinity in pastoral studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003), and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in business from Texas A&M University-Texarkana (1997).


Feel free to reach out to David by email.


Pastor of Worship Ministries

Associate Pastor Mark Bennett

Mark and his family—Desiree, Adam, and Evan—joined the North Park family in January of 2010. Mark and Desiree have a love for the Lord and a love for sharing music with the world. Mark is a graduate of The University of Arkansas with a BA in accounting.


Mark has spent most of his professional life teaching music and leading worship and bands. He is a gifted musician that can play and teach most instruments. Mark also has a love for the church and serving in a Pastoral role.


Feel free to reach out to Mark by email.


Pastor of Family Ministries 

Chris Reed

Chris and Amanda Reed, along with their four children, joined the North Park staff in January 2018. After serving churches in East Texas and Central Arkansas for many years in Youth and Music Ministry, Chris moves to a larger role as Family Pastor.


Chris has a desire to connect teenagers, preteens, and children to the gospel and a deeper understanding of discipleship. The Family Pastor role at North Park includes responsibilities in Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and basically whatever else comes along.

Feel free to reach out to Chris by email.


Pastor of Education/Discipleship

Bernie Gallagher

Bernie and Nita Gallagher have two sons whom are both married and have a total of five grandchildren! Bernie joined the North Park staff in March 2019. For years Bernie has served as the BSM Director at Grayson College and Austin College. Currently, while serving as interim, Bernie is also an adjunct professor for philosophy/religion courses at Grayson College. 


As the body of Christ has been charged by Jesus in the Great Commission to disciple, Bernie's roll at North Park is to provide ways and tools for the Church to be successful in Education and discipleship. We are thankful for this brother of ours.

Feel free to reach out to Bernie by email.

Administrative Assistant

Nan Ingram

Nan Ingram has been the Administrative Assistant at North Park since 2006.  She and her family Terry & Dusty -  joined North Park in August of 2010. 


Nan serves in many areas of the church and has a heart for people.  Meeting the needs of her church family is a joy.  Her desire is to serve Jesus with a smile, a song in her heart and a willingness to see where God is working and follow Him there.

Feel free to reach out to Nan by email.

Financial Secretary

Lori Cannon

Feel free to reach out to Lori by email.

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