Pastor Vernon Rainwater has been a part of Northland since 1985. His background in law enforcement and social work led him to Florida to work in adolescent counseling and community development. In 1990 he became a pastor at Northland.
Vernon and his wife, Connie, have co-labored at Northland in a variety of roles that include student ministry, music, global service and compassion ministry.
Along the way, the arts have been a major focus of their work In 1992 this led to the founding of the True North Foundation for the Arts."This foundation's work is to support and encourage the church's role in being the patron and developer of arts in the community." Vernon and Connie have two married daughters and five grandchildren, and they all live in Casselberry, Fla.