ALIVE is a celebration of Jesus. A typical night at ALIVE will be filled with lots of food, tons of action in our game room concourse, incredible corporate worship, relevant teaching and at the end we wrap it up with something we call Life Groups! Life Groups provide a time for the students to ask questions and personally go deeper into God’s Word. Life Groups are broken up by grade & gender.

Our Staff

Alan Bunn

Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Alan was born in Alabama, lived in Spain and Turkey before the 7th grade, and graduated from Mars Hill College.  He is married to Coralyn and they have three children.  He loves running, fishing, reading and playing with his grandson.  He is the Pastor over Youth, Young Adults, and Crisis Situations. 

Tim Wadsworth

Student Ministry Director

Tim has been in full-time vocational ministry for about a decade. His heart’s desire is to see the next generation reach its full potential in Jesus Christ through the gospel and discipleship. Tim majored in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministries at Liberty University and graduated in 09'. He married his college sweetheart, Rachael, and they now have two sons: Judah and Levi.

Hope Tinnin

Student Ministry Admin

Hope is from Connelly Springs, NC, and graduated from North Greenville University with a degree in Theatre. She's been on staff at North Hills since Fall of 2017. While she still loves doing anything theatre related, in her spare time you can also find her eating some sort of potato dish, playing with her nephews, or trying a new bubble tea place.

Dawson Martin

Middle School Coordinator

Bryan Gilbert

Worship & Middle School Coordinator

Bryan hails from Greenville, South Carolina and is our go-to guy for all things praise and worship at ALIVE. He’s been a part of North Hills since 2005. Bryan graduated from North Greenville University with an accounting degree, but his true passions include making French toast, doing mediocre celebrity impressions, and napping with all his heart. On a given day you may find Bryan sitting at a piano, producing a video, or falling down a mountain on a snowboard.

Alive Internship

Do you have a heart for middle and high school students? Have you ever wondered what it takes to facilitate a Student Ministry? We will soon accept internship applications for summer 2019. Download the available application for all information regarding this incredible opportunity!

If you have any questions, email Tim Wadsworth or Hope Tinnin.

Meet our Sponsor Child

ALIVE, meet your sponsor child Kebede-Your sponsored child lives on the plains of Zeway, home to approximately 60,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Oromo and Amhara and the most commonly spoken languages are Afan Oromo and Amaharic.

The regional diet consists of maize and injera (bread). Common health problems in this area include malaria, tuberculosis, waterborne parasites and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Zeway work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $8 per month. This community needs potable water, affordable education and proper sanitation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Zeway MKC Child Development Center to provide your sponsored child with Bible teaching, health and hygiene instruction, medical exams, clothing, grain, recreational activities, social events, scholastic materials, tuition, moral education, enrollment in school and academic monitoring.