Chuck Maxwell, Administrative and Lead Teaching Pastor


Chuck and Anne Maxwell

Chuck, his wife Ann, and their two children, Hannah (now Hannah Christensen) and Rob, were part of the original core group that helped start Northbrook Church in 1993. In the beginning, Chuck was on the road playing Christian music. As the church grew, he was brought on staff and has fulfilled various roles in the short history of Northbrook. Currently, he does most of the preaching on Sundays, and oversees the primary day to day administration of the church and ministry leaders. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals, football, and golf, watching and playing. Ann is a nurse in Jackson and helps with children's ministry and the worship team. Chuck has a BA in Religion and Masters in Christian Studies from Union University.

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Leo Baxter, Assoc. Pastor of Students, Families, Small groups


Leo, Ariel, Ethan, Lydia, & Ada

Leo, his wife, Ariel, and their three kids (Ethan, Lydia, and Ada) have been with Northbrook since April of 2014. Leo serves in the role of leading the Student Ministry, coordinating our SaLT Group ministry, and assisting with preaching and worship. He grew up in Mobile, AL, and is a graduate from the University of Mobile. He loves Alabama football, keeping up with the latest tech, music, and movies.

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Cindy Stookey, Children's Ministry Director


Scott and Cindy Stookey

Cindy began teaching Vacation Bible School as a teenager under the instruction of her grandmother. It was then that God developed in her a desire to serve Him through children. She graduated from Union University in 1993 with a BA degree in Social Work with a minor in Religion. As a founding member of Northbrook, she has been actively involved in the Children's Ministry from the very beginning. Cindy has been married to her husband, Scott since 1992, and they have three children - Courtney, Natalie, and Luke. She loves hosting creative events for kids, women's small group Bible studies, and cooking.

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Pastoral Leadership Team

Northbrook is led in our vision and ministry focus by a team of elders we refer to as the Pastoral Leadership Team. Currently our pastoral leaders are: Wayne Rushing, Rob Harris, Roger Smith, Graham Mayfield, Leo Baxter, and Chuck Maxwell.

Ministry Leadership Team

The Ministry Leadership Team consists of leaders from each area of ministry of Northbrook. Walt Weber is the team leader, and he coordinates the various ministry heads together in order to promote unity and vision among the areas of service in the church. The team leaders and their respective ministry areas are:

  • Paul New - Management
  • Tom Hubbard - Compassion
  • Karen Larsen - Personnel
  • Stephanie Ganaway - Rolling Acres
  • Keith Talley - First Impressions
  • Mike Browand - Safety
  • Renee Brooks, & Scott Lancaster - Worship Arts
  • Larry Butler - Building & Grounds
  • Robert Lynn - Missions