Tom Sparks
Interim Pastor


Tom Sparks serves as our interim pastor since January 2017. Tom has served churches in Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia and a previous interim in Albany, GA. He and his wife Kathryn have been married 45 years and when not participating in the life of the church can be found in St. Louis visiting their 2 children and 5 grandsons. Tom graduated from Furman University, received and M.Ed from UNC in Greensboro and an M.Div from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He grew up in Greensboro, NC. Tom continues to enjoy the full work of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.





Sandy Smith
Music Director


Music Director and Organist, Sandra Smith, grew up in Warner Robins, and attended Mercer University, obtaining both her BA degree in Organ Performance, and MM in Church Music/Organ Performance. Sandy has served area churches as church organist for over 20 years, including First Presbyterian Church, Macon, before coming to Northminster to serve as Music Director. In addition to her church responsibilities, Sandy is a member of the AGO/ Macon chapter, and Morning Music Club, also serving on the board for both organizations. She teaches the AP Music Theory class at Stratford Academy, and is a CASA volunteer.  Sandy and her husband, Judd, have 4 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, 4 dogs and a cat.





Jennifer Whitehead
Adminstrative Assistant


Although I was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, I grew up and established roots in Macon when I was 4-years-old.  After marrying my high school sweet-heart in 2001, we shared the joys and fears of his military service and the birth of our three children – boy/girl twins born in 2003 and our littlest girl born in 2006.  After finishing my bachelor’s degree in General Management in 2016, God blessed me with the opportunity to become the Administrative Assistant at Northminster.  Although my family shares another church home, the congregation at Northminster has become my second church family.  I am inspired, encouraged, and amazed by the people of this church as I have the incredible privilege of seeing how they live out their daily lives shining the light of Christ.  There is a genuine love and kindness here that seems so rare in the world today and I am so thankful to be a part of it.      Contact Jennifer at:






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