Staff
Pastor

Elijah Hosse

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Elijah Hosse is the pastor of Towne North Baptist Church, a position he was elected to by the congregation in 2019. He came to know Christ as a youth and later felt called to ministry while in college at Liberty University. He and his wife, Megan, have three children; Jackson, Naomi, and Pearl. Elijah is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in archaeology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.




Youth Director

JR Velasquez

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J.R. Velasquez has served as Youth Pastor of Towne North Baptist Church since September 2015. J.R. is employed as a police officer and serves as a Chaplain in the Army Reserves.

J.R. and his wife, Dinora strive to give the youth of Denton a safe and fun place in which they can grow and experience the love of Christ.

The Youth Groups verse:

“Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12.

J.R. graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2016. J.R. was awarded a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, 2012. J.R. has completed the United States Army Basic Officer Leadership course at Fort Jackson, SC.

J.R. and his wife Dinora have two daughters. When they are not at TNBC they can often be found cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and at their local soccer field.




Music Director

Terry Hunt

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Name: Terry Hunt

Title: Worship Leader
 
Family info: Wife – Cathy; Daughter – Jayme; Son - Casey
 
Birthday, Birthplace, Anniversary: Birthday –November 16th, Birthplace – Dallas, Anniversary – March 7th, 1980
 
One thing you love about TNBC: The sense of family each time I am at church and the absence of complaining.
 
Any hidden talents or facts about you:  N/A
 
Favorite book (not including the Bible): Any book about officiating softball
 
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 150:6
 
Favorite Phrase: “This too shall pass”
 
Best advice you ever received: Anything worth doing is worth doing right
 
Favorite Hobbies:  Softball, golf



Sunday School Director

Eric Pangburn

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Eric Pangburn, Sunday School Director, still remembers as a child how important Sunday School classes were and still are today, and sees Towne North’s Sunday School classes as an important part of our growth and fellowship as Christians.

Eric was born in Vineland, New Jersey. He graduated high school from Largo, Florida. Eric had the privilege of attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and then graduating with an undergraduate degree in business from Wilmington College and a graduate degree in commercial aviation from Delta State University. He has been blessed with the opportunity to spend over 40 years in military and commercial aviation as a pilot and manager, and is presently serving as the Director of Aviation Operations for a government contractor.

Eric is originally from New Jersey, grew up in Florida, and has lived in Texas for 24 years. Eric is married and has 5 married children. His favorite activity is to see the Towne North Sunday School full of adults and children, studying God’s word and fellowshipping together.




Interim Children's Director

Hannah Todd

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Hannah was born in Denton and lived on Redstone right across from Town North.  She graduated from Sanger High School in 2009.  She has long been a part of Towne North Baptist Church. She came to the church in 1992 starting as a toddler in the nursery. Since then she has not moved far from the preschool department. Hannah started volunteering at the age of 16 in the nursery and became a preschool teacher in 2013. She is now serving as the Interim Children's Director.

She is now happy to be serving serving her church home by coordinating the Children's Department. She also has many other passions aside from teaching such as singing in the choir ,spending time in God's word, laughing with her family, and reading before bedtime.

Her goal while serving at Towne North Baptist Church is for every child to know and love Jesus Christ. She firmly believes having child-like faith is important for children to obtain while they are young and she strives to teach all ages to hold fast to that faith as they grow in Christ.

Hannah, her husband CJ, and their son Nathan, are active in every aspect of the ministries of Towne North. They live in Decatur with their pet snake. When they are home together they love to have meals together, practice archery and shoot arrows, and walk down to Mamaw's house for Snickers.




Finance Secretary

Kaye Newton

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Secretary

LaCynda Barton

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LaCynda grew up in Krum, Texas where she and her husband Dwayne still live.  Church has always been a big part of her life.  She grew up going to church and she accepted Christ on a mountain top in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Glorieta Youth Camp.

She has been active in all aspects of the church such as choir, VBS, RA/GA, youth,  camps, various committees , and she attended the National Baptist Convention. 

In her spare time she enjoys camping, crafting and sewing. She also loves spending as much time as she can with her family.




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