Our Staff

Aaron Hornsby, Senior Pastor

Aaron Hornsby is originally from Winchester, Kentucky and came to Northside in December of 2019. He has pastored two churches, one in Lexington, Kentucky and the other in Fruitland Park, Florida. He has been married to his wife, Ryann, since 2001. They have 2 children: Landon and Malachi.

Aaron graduated from the University of Kentucky, majoring in communications. He also graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education.

His Passion
Paul writes in Colossians 1:28-29 “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.” Aaron desires to spend the rest of his life proclaiming Jesus, connecting people to Jesus, growing them to be like Jesus, and serving people around him. He is excited to be at Northside and is looking forward to the mighty work God is going to do in Northside and in Newnan.

Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies with his wife, and helping coach his son’s baseball and basketball teams. He has been a Kentucky Wildcat fan his entire life.

B.J. Cobb, Associate Pastor

A native of Fitzgerald, GA, BJ joined the staff at Northside Baptist Church as Associate Pastor in March 2013. He has been married to his wife, Lindsey, since 2006. They have 4 children: Micah, Joshua, Hannah, and Brooklyn.

BJ holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working toward his Doctorate in Ministry from NOBTS. 

His Passion
BJ is passionate about Jesus and the power of the Gospel to change people’s lives. A believer for 30 years, BJ has served in student ministry for 14 years. He wishes to enhance the local church by engaging teenagers in ministry. He also looks to strengthen families by coming alongside parents and teens as they walk through life together. We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
– 1 Thessalonians 2:8

BJ is also passionate about missions and has served around the country and overseas, particularly in Central and South America. He is currently a coach within the Georgia Baptist Student Ministry network.

BJ likes to hunt and cook. He enjoys spending time with his family, including coaching his children. He loves sports and all his favorite teams can be found in Atlanta. His favorite TV shows include The Andy Griffith Show, How It’s Made, and various shows on Food Network. Some of his favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, Calvin Miller, Brennan Manning, N.T. Wright, Tim Keller, and Frederick Buechner. 

Curtis Patton, Music Minister

Curtis Patton was called as Minister of Music to Northside Baptist Church in February, 2003. Ann, Curtis’ wife, serves with him as church pianist.

They have three children: Debbie, Curt and Chris, and seven grandchildren. Curtis retired from Delta Airlines after being employed for thirty four years.

He received his original call into the Music Ministry while a student at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Curtis and Ann have served in eleven different churches in Mississippi, Florida and Georgia. They have served together as a team for all their married life. They work with choirs, praise teams, soloist, duets, and other groups.

His desire for the church is to use his experience and enthusiasm to contribute to the worship and growth of the church.

They believe that the Lord is using their ministry to lead the congregation in effective and meaningful worship by leading the choir to be prepared spiritually and musically. They strive to have a diversified selection of music and encourage participation by everyone.