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, 18, 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, 16, is a junior at BHS and is their comedian/ swimmer/ musician. Jeff and his family love life and are eager to help lead Northstar Church to become a people that encourage others and build spiritual leaders. He blogs regularly at, 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.

Posts by Jeff Noble

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


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


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:

#DontGobEaster 2016


It’s become an Easter tradition around Northstar to greet one another differently during the service. Normally, we’d simply shake hands and meet those around us. On Easter, however, we take Easter selfies with the hashtag of #DontGobEaster. Here are some of the pictures we tracked down over social from 2016.

Passion Week Devo: Easter Sunday


In 2006, a horrible car crash killed five people in Indiana. A young blonde woman identified as Laura VanRyn was the sole survivor. She clung to life, battered and bruised almost beyond recognition in the hospital for over a month. As she began to recover, her family became confused. Laura called her dad by a pet name she had never …

Passion Week 2016 videos


Those who have been a part of our Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter services have commented on the videos that we’ve used to enhance the worship experience. We are embedding them below for your further enjoyment, reflection and for you to share with others. We normally use two resources for our videos – Sermon Spice and Worship House Media. …

Invite someone to church this Easter


Did you know that: “Eighty-two percent of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited.” –Dr. Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door Help us spread the news in the New River Valley; invite your friends, neighbors and coworkers to our services! Pick up some Easter postcards at church and pass them out in the community. A …

Northstar Vlog: Easter Hope from Staff


I asked our staff this week what they were excited about in relation to our upcoming Passion Week services. Beginning with Palm Sunday on March 20 through Good Friday and ending on Easter Sunday March 27, this key week highlights the apex of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Each of our staff had a different perspective that you’ll enjoy. I hope their …