Jeff Noble

Jeff became Northstar's second pastor in 2009 after the retirement of founding pastor Bob Jackson. He and his family are from southeast Arkansas where he served as a campus minister at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for eight years before planting Journey Church there and serving as its founding pastor for six years.

Jeff's wife, Carolyn, works at Blacksburg High School in the guidance office as the administrative assistant. Their son Sam, 21, is into all things sports and outdoors. He is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and actively involved in Young Life. Their daughter Adelyn, 18, is a student at Christopher Newport University and helps lead worship at a local church as well as Cru at CNU.

Jeff desires that Northstar Church continue to encourage others and build spiritual leaders. He blogs regularly at journeyguy.com, and his first book called Super Center Savior is available at the church office or through online retailers like Amazon.

Jeff is the Lead Pastor on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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Posts by Jeff Noble

Discipleship Initiative: 2019 Report

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In January 2019, we announced our intention to lead every one of our members through an initiative last year that would intentionally nurture their walks with Jesus. We called it the Discipleship Initiative. The process 1. Membership The process begins with a church member. There’s a reason for that. We believe and embrace discipleship. We also believe that membership is …

Baptism Celebration: March 29, 2020

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On Sunday, March 29, 2020, we celebrated the baptisms of Susan Lindamood, Joshua Uliana and Joe Shifflett. Each of them had previously trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. We were overjoyed to be able to celebrate their faith with them during our third livestream!

Livestream Scenes from March 22

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On Sunday, March 22, Northstar hosted its second livestream worship event in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We encouraged our church family and friends to post, share and send us pics of them enjoying “being the church” in various ways. Here are a few of the pictures that were sent to us or that were tagged #dontgobe on social media:

Faith Story: Erika Gresh

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On March 1, 2020, Erika Gresh shared her faith journey with us. It was a significant challenge for us to remember that we don’t share from a position of “having it all figured out” and to remain humble as we continue to pursue a love relationship with Jesus even in hard times. Erika gave us permission to publish her written …

Coronavirus Prayer Guide

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The following was shared with us by our friends over at NLCF. Coronavirus Prayer Guide Praying Through Uncertainty: We are all being impacted in ways that stretch us during this time.  We are however not without hope!  Now more than ever, our prayers matter.  Use this prayer sheet as a resource for you as you pray for the world suffering …

Live Stream Scenes

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On Sunday, March 15, Northstar learned “on the fly” and hosted its first livestream worship event in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Many thanks to our tech volunteers who made it possible: Ezra Richards, Ethan Smith and Joseph Hunter. Our worship team scaled down in size but made up for it in spirit and heart as Matt Simpson, Lissa Brown …

Urging Easter

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It’s March 1. I declare it’s time. Time to begin inviting people to Passion Week services at Northstar! People need “lead time,” so I’d urge you to sincerely invite people to attend Easter services with you this year. I wrote this post over on my blog back in 2018, and I hope it encourages you to think about invitational investment …

Tributes: Jeff Noble

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Tributes

My family began attending Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas when I started junior high. They were drawn to IBC by the preaching of Dr. W. O. Vaught. I was extremely active and involved in the youth group there and loved the games, fun, camps and Bible studies with my peers, but it was Dr. Vaught’s preaching that was …