Member Spotlight: Meet Rebecca


member_spotlight4We are excited to introduce you to Rebecca Lansford. She is a member at Northstar, part of our greeting team, and serves in the Children’s Ministry. She also recently took on leadership with the GAP ministry as a coach for the female leaders. When Rebecca isn’t serving at Northstar she is serving through her role as a staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Virginia Tech. We are thankful for the many ways that Rebecca serves and invests in our church family and in the community at large. Most of all, we are thankful for Rebeca’s hug heart and love for Jesus. Make sure to find Rebecca on Sunday and meet her in person!


If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?

Perugia, Italy. I took an Italian Renaissance class in college and absolutely loved learning about the art, architecture and history. Perugia is where my professor did his Ph.D. so he showed us a lot of pictures specifically from that area. I would love to see it in person

What is something very few people know about you?IMG_2781 

I have crowd surfed at a concert. 

What is your family like?

So fun. I love when we all get to spend time together! It’s loud, boisterous and just hilarious. I am the oldest of five kids and each of us is so unique. Two of us have graduated from college and are working, one is in college and two are in high school. My parents are awesome. They love the Lord and have set such a great example of a biblical marriage to me. Also, although my parents are both brunettes, three of my siblings are red heads and one is a blonde.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Outgoing, passionate, active

What is your favorite book?

I know it’s not one book, but I really love the Harry Potter series! If I had to choose a favorite though, the 4th would win.

How would you describe Northstar in 3 words?

Family, outreach-focused, and growth (facilitates growth in my walk with the Lord).

Why do you attend Northstar?

I attended Northstar as a student but when I graduated is when I decided I needed to actually invest in the church. I began volunteering in the nursery and I got involved in a GAP group. The Lord used Northstar to provide a community that has had a huge impact on my life and has become a family here in Blacksburg. I have grown in my walk with the Lord, learned more about Scripture and been encouraged through spending time with other believers, other graduates but also those not in the same life stage.

What bible verse(s) do you draw the most inspiration from?

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” (Ephesians 6:19-20)

Other than Jesus, who is your favorite biblical character and why?

I’ve always really loved Esther. She is such a strong character. She trusted the Lord for something that was so out of her control that if the Lord didn’t show up, she would die. Along with that, I love that her first response when faced with this difficult task was to commit to fasting and praying, and inviting her people to do it with her.

What is something that God has been teaching you recently? 

The Lord has been convicting me of the things I place above Him in my life and how I’ve allowed things to become idols. He’s been showing me how some of those things, like working out, are not inherently bad but I need to prioritize Him above them all and He will help me keep everything else in balance.