Northeast is blessed with the following staff:

Jay Cline (Preaching Minister)


I’ve had the privilege of ministering here at Northeast since August of 2011 and have been blessed to see God working through this congregation time and time again!  My wife (Mandy) and I met while attending Harding University where I received my bachelors degree with a focus in Missions, and she received her bachelors degree in Social Sciences.  We married in 2003, and shortly thereafter, were called to minister in China for 2 years!  God tremendously blessed our efforts, and protected us while we taught in a College and planted a congregation.  Want to know more?  Come talk to me sometime!  After China, God led us to Vero Beach, FL where we had the pleasure of serving as the youth ministers to the teens there.  While in Vero, God also blessed us with 3 of our great kids.  Ethan, Hailey and Ashlyn have been wonderful blessings and improved our ministry as we received an education of what it means to be a parent, and have gained insights into how God views us as His children.  During my time in Vero I grew a lot as a man of God, as a minister… and learned totally lessons about God’s faithfulness and mission.  I know God had a purpose for us being in Vero and that He has a purpose for us here in Kingsport!  After moving here as the Youth Minister, God blessed us with our 4th child, Evan, and our lives will never be the same!  Mandy and I worked with the youth here for a year, until God showed us that it was time for me to move into the role of the Preaching Minister through the request of the Elders and congregation, and I’ve been so blessed to see him work in ways that show that this is exactly where he wants us!  What motivates my ministry is a belief that God’s mission to have the good news preached extends to the very ends of the earth, but starts here where you are now.  That mission is for everyone who has made Jesus their Lord…so we are all supposed to be involved!  I love digging in the Word and finding answers to the hard questions in life, and teach/study with the idea that all scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching.  It brings me such joy to be able to sit down with people and study with them, and watch the lights come on in their mind as they make connections and realize what God is saying to them through His Word!  If you are searching or have questions, please don’t hesitate to stop by or shoot me an e-mail!  I’d love to hear from you.  (

Judy Jones (Church Secretary)


Judy has been married to her husband Lance since April 1968. Lance and Judy have one daughter (Traci) and three beautiful granddaughters (Emma, Ella Kate, and Eliza).

Both Lance and Judy were baptized thru studying with a dear friend and have been members at Northeast since 1970. She has served as a secretary at Northeast  since 1993.

Along with reading and cooking, Judy loves spending time with and spoiling her granddaughters. She is always happy to be available to help members with various projects or work they may need done.

Nancy Perry (Receptionist / Secretary)


Reared in Middle Tennessee, Nancy has lived in East Tennessee since 1976.  She enjoys her job and loves working in her yard and flowers and watching movies on Hallmark Channel.