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

RIP to Offering Buckets

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You know how it is. Ideas are like fragile, beautiful butterflies. They come fluttering into view and capture your vision. You don’t want to dump cold water on someone else’s idea. It destroys its innocence and appeal. You want the occasional, random idea to spark life and perhaps even generate new ideas. Such was a staff meeting in early February. …

Shockleys enriched through volunteering

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This entry is part of 1 in the series Northstar Magazine

The following story was published in the Northstar Magazine in the Spring 2014 issue.  The Shockley family wears many hats. John is an engineer, Sharon works for Lewis-Gale Hospital and their daughter, Ashley, is an early childhood teacher. Yet the picture of this family wouldn’t be complete without their service to Northstar. Sharon helps to coordinate the café each Sunday, while John …

Dave Cianelli – Caught in the Act

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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Caught in the Act

Last weekend, the Hokie Men’s Track & Field team won the ACC championship under the leadership of Coach Dave Cianelli. We thankful for Dave as he models servant leadership and humility in his role as coach.! From The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Friday afternoon that Virginia Tech director of track and …

The Discipleship Initiative

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I wasn’t “discipled” I have been incredibly blessed to have had several men our into my life as spiritual shepherds. First was my dad who led our family to church without fail, week after week. Though my sister and I often hoped my parents would miraculously forget about church on Sunday nights (so we could stay home and watch The …

The Green House comes down

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On Tuesday, January 15, the beloved Green House on the Northstar land was demolished to make way for construction vehicles and site development for Northstar’s ministry center. Grading permits are on their way, and the long-awaited activity will commence! Watch the time-lapse video of the demo:   Before the demolition, some of our members spent a few weekends cleaning up …

Slanket Sermon – December 9, 2018

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Snow days mean slanket sermons around Northstar. The tradition began several years ago when snow prevented us from meeting for worship services. Jeff preached a message – in his slanket – and uploaded it for all to share in a message that day. Whether it was the slanket or the snow, everyone loved it, and now the Slanket Sermon has …

Photos: Harvest Hoedown 2018

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Our annual Harvest Hoedown at Sinkland Farms continues to be a big hit. It’s a fun afternoon/evening for families and friends. Northstar continues to host it in order to meet new people, and have an opportunity to show that “being the church” is fun, relational and intentional. Here are a few of the pictures we took. If you have more …