Mitchell Reaves became the pastor of Northside Community Church in March of 1999.
He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Chattanooga at the age of ten. He attended Ooltewah High School until dropping out his senior year a few months before graduation. While living in Atlanta, Georgia, his manager at work witnessed to him about his need for Christ and led him to the Lord in January 1987.
He moved back to Chattanooga where he eventually met his wife, Angela Dunn Reaves, and they were married a couple of years later. Having received a definite call into the ministry to pastor and a sense of God's leading to go to school, Mitchell enrolled in Tennessee Temple Universtiy and graduated with a BA in Pastoral Studies in 2000. Mitchell and Angela live in north Chattanooga at the church. They have three adult children who live in Chattanooga.