Pastor Carl McNeill is a first generation pastor. Raised in rural West Virginia, he accepted the call to preach and work in the ministry in his mid-20s. Pastor Carl met his wife Shelly in Jellico,TN at the Annual CGMA Convention and they now have 3 married daughters and 6 grandchildren.
Originally living in Morgantown, WV, Carl and Shelly moved to Piqua, OH in 2008 and started attending Northtowne Church in Sidney. Over the years, they assisted in various leadership roles until 2022 when he was elected to the role of Senior Pastor.
Pastor Carl was ordained as a minister of the Church of God Mountain Assembly on Oct 14, 2016. He has two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Fairmont State University. He currently is bi-vocational, working as a Systems Engineer for Global Science & Technology while pastoring the church full-time. His wife Shelly holds a Bachelor in Nursing and works as a school nurse. She works in multiple areas of the church and currently serves as the worship leader.
Pastor Carl and sister Shelly also serve their parent organization in various capacities. each serve in various committees, and currently pastor carl serves as the district treasurer, and National Men of Integrity Director. they are very active in missions, travelling to different nations in service to the poor. one of their projects included residing in Kenya for a month to hold conferences and established a mission work for the CGMA near Kakamega.
On August 29, 1928, with eight people presentPastor J. H. Bryant moved from Kentucky, and established the first Church of God of the Mountain Assembly, in Sidney, Ohio in a small storefront located in the 600 block of North Main Ave.
From its humble beginnings many great leaders such as R.D Litton, Earl Heath, Luther Gibson, John Ball, Glenn Rowe, Merl Laws, Ken Ellis, and Tim Bartee sacrificed to lead Northtowne and help it thrive. Moving from a storefront, to a small building on Sycamore St, to where it stands today on Wapakoneta Ave, Northtowne has been a staple in the city of Sidney and an influence to bring people to Christ and make an impact in the community and around the world.
What we believe
WE BELIEVE.. that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
WE BELIEVE.. the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
WE BELIEVE.. in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
WE BELIEVE.. that for salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. you must be born again.
WE BELIEVE.. that justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE.. in sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the word, and by the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE.. that the full Gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing for the body and the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
WE BELIEVE.. in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian in enabled to live a Godly life.
WE BELIEVE.. in water baptism by immersion and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
WE BELIEVE.. in the Lord's Supper as His body was broken and His blood was shed for the remission of sins.
WE BELIEVE.. in the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus: first, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air; second, to reign on the earth one thousand years.
WE BELIEVE.. in the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
Affiliated with the church of god, Mountain Assembly inc.