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

Caught in the Act: Megan Bland

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In a September 30, 2018 article in Outside Magazine, Northstar member Megan Bland was featured for her Virginia Tech research team’s work on bicycle helmets. “Manufacturers are pretty limited by liability in what they can say about a helmet’s safety. They can tell you that their helmet meets the standards,” says Megan Bland, a Ph.D. candidate who led the Virginia …

Let’s Keep on With… Seek Say Serve

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On February 11 of this year, we observed our annual State of the Church Sunday. If you’ll recall, we had two failed attempts due to inclement weather before we were able to meet. SotC Sunday is one of my favorite moments at Northstar. It gives me an opportunity to geek out a bit with a Keynote presentation (this year’s presentation …

Broaden Our Prayer

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In a moment of unsettling clarity, I wrote in my journal last week that I must press beyond selfish prayers. I found myself asking God to broaden my prayers. And it was in that very moment that a couple from Northstar was dropped into my thoughts. I immediately began praying for them. I still don’t know why. But I wrote …

Northstar’s DNA

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Every church has a unique personality and style. It’s what differentiates one church from the next. Some of what distinguishes a church is the intentional choices a church makes in its worship or preaching style. Other factors are more intangible. Over the years, our leadership has consistently identified core values that we want to preserve and uplift as a church. …

Sermon Recap: The Creation of Man and Woman

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On Sunday, May 13, Jeff preached on Genesis 2 which revisits the creation of man and woman in intimate detail. We learned about the gift of marriage, gender, and mission as man’s aloneness is solved through God’s gracious provision. You can listen to the message here. Here are the slides that were shared and can be viewed in conjunction with …

An adoption story complete

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We first introduced you to Tom and Whitney Blaszak and their adoption story in our last Northstar Magazine (catch up on their story at the link). On Saturday, July 9, Tom brought Hope home to Blacksburg from Ethiopia, completing a four-year adoption saga. We are grateful to Bethany Teague of WSLS for featuring the Blaszaks in a story that aired …

Story: Dr. Jamie Sanchez

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On Sunday, June 26, Dr. Jamie Sanchez shared her faith story with us since moving to Blacksburg in 2012. Jamie has been active in Northstar, serving in GAP leadership, D28 leadership and as the leader for our Missions Team. This was her last Sunday at Northstar before transitioning to her new job at Biola University as  Assistant Professor in the …

The 21 Day Challenge

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In the Think to Change message on Sunday, July 17, Jeff issued an invitation to join him in a 21 Day Challenge. The message focused on the joy of knowing Jesus. The 21 Day Challenge involves: Reading a chapter of John each day for 21 days Writing down one quality of Jesus that is praiseworthy in your Bible on that …

Baptism Celebration: May 8, 2016

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On Sunday, May 8, we celebrated the baptisms of Steven Paul, a Virginia Tech graduate student and Erika Gresh, a Blacksburg High School senior. Here’s their stories and their baptisms: