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, 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: Mid-Year Progress

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At our State of the Church Sunday in January, I announced my intentions as pastor to lead every one of our members through an initiative during 2019 that would intentionally nurture their walks with Jesus. I called it the Discipleship Initiative. A six-week curriculum was created that guided leaders and participants through an understanding that the root of faith in …

WWW: Why we web

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If our staff has heard me once, they’ve heard me 1000 times: “We need blog entries!” The strategic importance of web ministry: go where they are I am a firm believer in web ministry. I’ve been a personal blogger since 1997. When I was a pastor and church planter in Monticello, Arkansas, I was bivocational for several years, creating and …

Visited on Easter? What’s next?

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We are so thankful for all our guests who visited Northstar on Easter Sunday! We’d love to see you again – and soon! Each of our ministries has planned some next events designed to get to know one another and be fun and informal. Here is the list: Youth Friday, May 3: Game Night College Friday, May 3: Connect Coffee …

Passion Week Devotional: Saturday

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

Anticipation Devotion by Amy Hall, Member of Northstar Pulaski When I was a child, Easter was one of the most special times of the year. Spring had arrived and the coming of Easter meant that we could look forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The anticipation was thick – you could almost touch it! Waiting for Easter morning …

Passion Week Devotional: Wednesday

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Passion Week Devotionals 2019

As they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus told them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” (Matthew 17:22-23) Weeks before Jesus entered Jerusalem for His final week, He had been repetitively predicting His betrayal, arrest, death and resurrection. …

Baptism Celebration: Daniel Graves

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We celebrated on Sunday, March 31 as we baptized Daniel Graves. Daniel attended Discovering Northstar last year and realized he had never embraced believer’s baptism. As he prayed and processed, he made the decision to be baptized and share his story with us.

Alumni Spotlight: The Millers

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 edition of the Northstar Magazine. Flipping back through the pages of great memories with Northstar, there are many incredible people that jump off of the pages of my mind but Paul and Allie Miller are deeply special to me. Paul and Allie came to Virginia Tech in 2009 and became involved in Northstar as …

Faith Story: Ellen Cianelli

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On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Ellen Cianelli shared her faith story with our church family in both services. Ellen is a co-leader in two significant ministries in our church: Stephen Ministry and Grand Connect. She and her husband Dave, have been members since 2017, and they were both baptized that August. Here’s the Cianelli’s faith story/baptism video from 2017: