Ministers & Staff

Shane Himes

Senior Minister

Shane grew up in central Arkansas where he lived for the first 24 years of his life. While in Arkansas, he did his undergraduate work at Central Baptist College where he studied Bible and leadership. In 2019, Shane completed a Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University where he studied systematic and historical theology. He recently received a Ph.D. in theology from Amridge University. Most recently, Shane worked as the Pulpit Minister for Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ near Troy, Alabama. In September of 2019, he joined our staff here at North Central as the Senior Minister. He and Kaitlin have two children, Trinity and Malachi,  who have completely changed their lives for the better! In his free time, Shane enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family. 

Joel Duke

Student and Family Minister

Joel is originally from the middle Tennessee area where he grew up going to the Crescent Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN. He attended Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL where he received his bachelors degree in Youth and Family Ministry. There he met his Alabama sweetheart, Marissa Mae. After graduation, Joel worked at the Pace Church of Christ outside of Pensacola, FL as the Youth and Family Minister. In December of 2020 Joel and Marissa moved to Bloomington to begin work as the Student and Family Minister for North Central. In March 2022, Joel and Marissa welcomed Henry "Hank" Aaron to their family.   If you don’t know where Joel is then he is probably on the golf course. He enjoys watching and playing any sport. 

Lynda Griffith

Office Administrator

Lynda grew up in Winamac, Indiana and attended Indiana University. She moved to Dallas, Texas immediately after graduating from IU, then to Chicago, Connecticut, and 20 years in Maine. She has three wonderful sons, Reid, Ben, and Jay. Reid lives in Georgetown, Texas, and Ben and his new wife Holly, live in Temple, and Jay lives here in Bloomington. Lynda enjoys cooking, reading, travel, golf and watching IU basketball. Lynda began as Office Administrator at North Central in September of 2021.