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Our Leadership

Alvin Colston
Pastor-Teacher/ Elder

Alvin has served in pastoral ministry in various capacities since 2009.

Both Alvin and his wife Jenny have bachelors degrees in Christian Ministry from The Master’s University. Jenny is in the last phase of certification as a Biblical Counselor with ACBC. Alvin has done graduate work at The Master’s Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and is currently woking on a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. He and Jenny have been married since 1998, and they love being parents to Aiden, Kennedy and Noelle.

Alvin has a love for discipleship, evangelism and leading short term mission trips. His passion for preaching and church leadership led him to answer the call to shepherd North Lake Church in May of 2021. Alvin is leading NLC in revitalization by  reestablishing Biblical ministries from expository preaching, inductive bible studies to biblical counseling. They love the Northland area and are excited to see what God does in Smithville for the advancement of the Kingdom and the glory of Christ.


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James Wilson

James and his wife Danielle have been involved with North Lake Church since its early days. Originally from southeast Missouri, James and Danielle relocated to Kansas City after getting married in 2009 and they love their son Merritt.


James is a math instructor with North Kansas City Schools, Park University and Spurgeon College and has served as Elder with North Lake since 2012. He has a heart for those in need in the inner city and is excited to see how God can continue to use North Lake Church to help people.


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Todd Mueller



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Please pray for our leaders as they are in a season of study seeking to ensure that all current and future elders meet the Biblical qualifications laid out in the Scriptures. This will be a challenging time for the men to have their life and gifting evaluated to ensure we are within the Lord's revealed will for leadership. In addition to the Bible we will be using resources from as well as Alexander Strauch's classic work on Biblical Eldership, linked below.


18     And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me

19     Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 

20     teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 


Matthew 28:18–20.

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