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, 17, is a senior at BHS and helps lead worship at Northstar as well as serving at the high school in different organziations. 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.

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Posts by Jeff Noble

Praying in the New Year

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Dear Northstar family, Well, I started this letter last year, and this is what I had *then* – This will be the last time I write to you as your pastor.. in 2017.  I sit here before a popping fire on a frigid winter day and think back over this year and wanted to thank you all for the journey …

Freely Received

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It’s the day after Christmas, and with full bellies and houses, our culture clamors for our attention. It wants us to focus anywhere but the manger. And oh, there’s so much to distract us from the miracle of Christ’s coming. The Super Bowl, the NCAA National Playoffs & Championship, after-Christmas sales, the “best of 2017” shows and web articles, New …

D28 – Enjoying “Small” in Discipleship

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The following was originally posted on my blog, but I wanted to share it here as well for encouragement for those of you considering investing in or being involved in intentional discipleship. Back in 2014, I wrote about how our church was in the process of rethinking how we do discipleship. At the time, we had a box on our …

Responding to Hurricane Harvey

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How do you respond when an event of such epic proportions inundates a city of 6 million people? First of all, we pray. We pray for God’s people to shine during these moments. For believers across Texas to reflect the strength, compassion and glory of Jesus to a flood-ravaged region. We pray for the first responders. We pray for rescue. …

Passion Week Devotionals: Easter Sunday

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Passion Week 2017

I have fuller confidence at this point in my life than ever that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. I could point to numerous reasons based on observation, logic and history. However, for every solid reason a Christian posits for Jesus life, death, burial and resurrection, there are contending counterpoints. Some people refuse to believe because it threatens their control. …

I Am the Sketchy Tenant

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I recently wrote 5 Reasons to Invite Someone to Church over on my blog, and the first reason I gave was that they will more than likely come! Seriously. 96% of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if they are invited. We think that people are turned off by “church,” and so we say “no” for …

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 …