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James Pope

Senior Pastor

Pastor James has been in the ministry since 1974. He pastored four churches in Texas before coming to Maryland in 1990 to pastor another. In 1992, he realized that those who needed the power of God in their lives most just didn’t fit into the average traditional church. So, in 1993, after having tried some new methods of “doing church” (all of which worked), he decided it was time to start “from scratch” and North Arundel Church was born. Pastor James invites everyone to just come and give it a try; no risk and no obligation. Currently, Pastor James is blogging at You can email James at

Brian Miller

Worship/ Associate Pastor

Brian is more than a talented musician,vocalist, and preacher; he is also a husband, a father, and a disciple of Jesus who truly loves God. He and his wife Maria have four children; Elana (18), Benjamin (6), and Hannah (4), and Bethany (1). He accepted the call into ministry in 2011, and was ordained as Pastor in March of 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in 2017. He is now in Seminary, pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Ministry, also at Liberty University. Brian is a valuable member of the team who brings a wealth of management and administrative experience to his position. He feels incredibly blessed to use his God-given talents and gifts to serve his Creator! You can email Brian at

Kathy Wright

Financial Administrator

As the Financial Administrator of North Arundel Church, Kathy is responsible for keeping our books and balancing our budget. She has been actively involved in our church for many years. Kathy's life story is an incredible testimony to the power and grace of Jesus Christ; her personal experiences make her a unique fit for this job. You can email Kathy at

Jonathan Pope

Youth Director

Jonathan has been with NAC since the very begining; he has has literally grown up in and with this church. Having experienced the benefits of strong student ministries during his own youth, Jonathan has always had a special place in his heart for reaching and developing young people for Christ. This special calling has placed him in charge of leading and equiping our students to engage their peers for the sake of the Kingdom. Jonathan is married to Susan and they have a young son named Liam. You can email Jonathan at

Jessica Bennett

Children's Ministry Director

Jessica has been a part of the NAC family since April 2006 and quickly joined our children’s ministry in July that same year. She is married and the proud mommy of Matthew and Shelby. It is Jessica’s deep love for Jesus and seeing children reached for His Kingdom that drives her to lead in this important ministry. You can email Jessica at

Ann Lora

Preschool Ministry Director

Ann began attending NAC in 2004. She knew this was a special place and God was calling her to be a part of it. Ann quickly became a member, began serving in our children’s ministry and has never stopped! You will probably always notice Ann with at least one member of her family on Sundays; her husband Freddie, son Chris, daughter in law Cortney, or her two energetic grandsons Camden and Cayden. Ann loves sharing Jesus with anyone, especially children and she is so excited about the opportunity to equip others to do the same. You can email Ann at

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