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Northside Baptist names head pastor

The Rev. Timothy Kroll joined Northside Baptist Church in 2002 as senior associate pastor. The church also names the new head of Northside Christian School.

Published August 31, 2005

The Rev. Timothy Kroll, the new senior pastor at Northside Baptist Church, will be installed on Sept. 25.

Kroll, who joined the church as senior associate pastor in 2002, was unanimously selected for the position by the pastoral search committee. That decision was followed by his election on Aug. 7 by the congregation.

Northside Baptist's new pastor has a diploma in pastoral studies from Practical Bible Training School in Johnson City, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and a master of divinity degree in pastoral studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a master of arts in early rabbinics from the University of Virginia. Kroll and his wife, Lisa, have five children, ages 4 to 12.

Kroll replaces the Rev. D. Scott Boggs, who had served the church at 6000 38th Ave. N for 101/2 years. He resigned suddenly in February. He said in a letter that he and his family needed "a time of rest and peace."

Northside Baptist also has named Mary Brandes, a St. Petersburg native, the new head of school at Northside Christian. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., and a master's degree in education from the University of South Florida. In 1971 she became the first faculty member hired at Northside Christian, and in 1988 she became Northside Christian's elementary principal. She held that job for seven years.

For the past 10 years, she worked at Cox Lumber, a family-owned business, as executive vice president and assistant secretary of the corporation.

[Last modified August 31, 2005, 01:22:13]

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