John D. Carl

Serving as Northlake’s Senior Pastor, Dr. Carl joined the church’s staff in 2007, after pastoral service in Alvarado, Oglesby, and Whitney (all in the north-central Texas area). His heart longs to LEAD believers in passionate worship, MOVE believers toward purposeful discipleship, and EQUIP believers for personal ministry.  He has an abiding passion for the work of missions—leading God’s people to touch His world through compassionate, Christ-centered service.  Plugging into Northlake’s strong history of mission engagement, Dr. Carl has helped the church develop an Acts 1:8 model of mission outreach—connecting with local, state, national, and international mission partners.
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Northlake is a phenomenal church with a committed congregation and dedicated staff. We have a wonderful past, but also a promising future as we become the church God wants us to be. I consider it a privilege to serve as your pastor, and anticipate great things God will continue to do through us in Garland and around the world as we TOGETHER embrace our Vision Process.
Wife: Tracy
Children: Christopher and Melody
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (Hardin-Simmons University, 1992)
Master of Divinity (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995)
Doctor of Philosophy in Hebrew Bible (Baylor University, student 1996-98)
Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership (Southwestern Seminary, 2010)