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.

Connect with Jeff

Posts by Jeff Noble

Northstar Vlog: The Helper

Blog

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?

Blog

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 …

December 2015 Baptisms

Blog

We were excited to baptize Meg Fetterly, Joseph Hunter, Emma Cook, Daniel Jones, Allison Beard, and Carter Cross and Carson Cross during one of our December Nights services in 2015. Here are their testimony videos and the live baptism video.  

Acts Series launched

Blog

On Sunday, January 17, lead pastor Jeff Noble launched our new study called Acts: The Sent Church [podcast here]. After a multiyear study of the Old Testament books of Kings and Chronicles concluded last summer, our church has been eager to study Acts. Whereas the former study focused on the history of the people of God as Israel, the Acts study focuses …

HMO Spotlight: Rebecca Lansford

Blog, Missions

Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

HMO Spotlight: International Students Inc.

Blog, Missions

Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

HMO Spotlight: PRC of the New River Valley

Blog, Missions

Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

HMO Spotlight: NRV YoungLife

Blog, Missions

Every year in December, Northstar takes up two offerings in its December services. One is our regular ministry offering. The second offering is our Holiday Missions Offering. The HMO is given to the ministries and agencies that Northstar partners with to encourage them during the holidays. [For a listing of those, click here.] Our HMO Spotlight series highlight those ministries …

Membership Matters: Why Northstar Is A Covenant Membership Church

Blog

There’s several reasons that we advocate church membership. We believe that church membership is biblically-based, spiritually encouraging and socially necessary. We also feel that church membership should be mission-centered. Therefore, we have created a form of church membership that embraces all four core values, which we call covenant membership. We live in a culture that is highly individualistic and narcissistic. …