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

#DontGobEaster 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Baptism celebration: February 21, 2016

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On Sunday, February 21, we celebrated the baptisms of Matt Schroeder, Rob Weir and Robert Taylor. We are excited as a church family anytime someone is baptized because it is a public demonstration of a spiritual reality. Through their baptism, they showed their families and friends that they have given their lives to loving Jesus Christ and have received His …

A Guide to Help You Tell Your Story

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We all love a good story. Often, impactful stories are tools which can influence others in powerful ways. The Bible is full of people sharing stories of how God radically changed their lives. The sharing of these stories and testimonies often brought about life change in others as God used the stories to open their eyes to the beauty of …

Northstar Vlog: The Helper

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Introducing the Northstar Video Blog – or, the “Vlog.” We’re going to try a 2-3 minute video each week to share with you different things the staff is learning, laughing about or encouraged by. Our first vlog is by Associate Pastor Neal Nelson. He was challenged by the message from Sunday, February 7. In this video, he shares about the Holy Spirit being …

What did we learn at State of the Church 2016?

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Our special service began with the debut of our 2015 Highlight Video: Northstar has experienced significant numerical growth in the past six years, with 2012-2013 being the peak years. Last year, we saw a numerical decline in our worship attendance from those years. The State of the Church 2016 helped us understand how a church can grow while “shrinking” at the …