Christopher Dost, Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher Dost is the Pastor of Northville Baptist Church. Holding three master’s degrees, as well as a Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, he is a specialist in the field of the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, and he is the author of Jesus' Bible: A Concise History of the Hebrew Scriptures and The Sub-Loco Notes in the Former Prophets of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Additionally, he is trained in numerous ancient and modern languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian, Spanish, and Arabic. Dr. Dost served as a member of the translation team for Accordance Bible Software's Targum English Translation of the ancient Aramaic Bible, and he has contributed to Biblia Hebraica Quinta, the new Hebrew Bible being produced by the German Bible Society. Dr. Dost formerly has served on the Bible faculty at Sacred Heart University, Alliance Theological Seminary, and Seminario Bíblico Alianza in Ecuador, and he currently serves as a visiting instructor at and Bethlehem Bible College (Bethlehem, Palestine) and The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY). Dr. Dost also likes teaching biblical languages and literature online through his website and through Sabra Global Education, of which he is the CEO.
Director of Children's & Youth Ministries
Cheryl Mandracchia is Northville Baptist Church's Director of Children's & Youth Ministries. Cheryl comes with approximately 20 years of experience in children's education and administration. Cheryl started off as one of the NBC youth and spent her childhood, teen and young adult years learning about God and serving Jesus through the NBC church body. After some time away, Cheryl and her family returned to NBC to serve in the music and youth ministries.
Cheryl’s main objective is to help the children and teens of NBC build a solid foundation of faith in Jesus Christ with safe, fun, engaging and biblically based teaching, which in turn will motivate them to share the love of Jesus with the local community through acts of care and service. Cheryl’s love of music, performing and teaching translate into her desire to make learning about Jesus and worshipping him an enriching and meaningful experience.