Our Story

How it all started...

Northstar Church Pulaski started in 2012 with a small group of people with a heart to see the Gospel lived out in Pulaski County. They began building community through studying scripture in homes, partner churches, community centers, and fast food restaurants. This group soon gave life to its first Covenant Members in the fall of 2012. Since the beginning of this community, Dave Farris has led through many different seasons and transitions. Weekly services began at Critzer Elementary school in 2013 and the community quickly saw that Northstar Pulaski truly lived out its motto; Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church.

From Critzer Elementary to the Pulaski YMCA to a local campground at Claytor Lake, Northstar has taken its mission to every corner of Pulaski County. Northstar Pulaski challenges the covenant members to invite sojourners to do life together to make the Kingdom tangible here on earth. Halloween block parties, community Easter Egg hunts, community worship services and service projects have all led to a deep sense of community within the Body.

Expanding the vision...

During the next several years, Northstar Pulaski grew -- in its leadership, its membership, and its outreach in the community. "Be the church" took on new meaning through the various ways the church has interacted with the community. We have partnered with the public school, the local YMCA, and other churches to bring the gospel to the people of Pulaski County and beyond.

Where we are headed...

The year 2020 was a challenge for almost everyone, including Northstar. During times of quarantine, we utilized technology to continue spiritually equipping members and visitors through the Word and worship.

Now, in response to God's urging, Northstar has adopted a new model of worship.

Services are streamed live through several delivery platforms and watched at our "micro churches" through the New River Valley. This new worship environment provides every believer and sojourner the opportunity to worship and learn in an intimate environment where true community is cultivated.

Be a part of our story...

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