A message from the pastor of NorthStar Church.
---A message from the pastor of NorthStar Church.
In April of 2003, God stirred our hearts regarding our place in ministry. That stirring led to a clear call from the Lord to relocate our family to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to plant NorthStar Church.
Under God’s gracious hand, and with the help of the North American Mission Board and faithful partners just like you, NorthStar stands today as a vibrant community of faith!
Strong leaders are in place, a growing ministry of small groups exists, building plans are coming into clear focus. Over the past four and a half years, NorthStar has experienced miracle after miracle as God has expanded His Kingdom through this young congregation. Lives have been changed, eternity impacted, and many new believers are becoming devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Now, The Hanberrys are embarking on another chapter in our lives and ministry. I have accepted a call to become the Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Olive Branch, Mississippi. My role there will include leadership in the areas of education and missions.
We will serve at NorthStar Church through Sunday, December 9th, before assuming this new ministry position. Our hearts are full of a wide range of emotions. While we are saddened to leave our faith family in North Idaho, we are thrilled at the assurance of God’s call and direction for us. We are also excited to see what God has in store for NorthStar Church. This has been such a labor of love, and we know that even as much as we love NorthStar, God loves her more! He has great plans in store for this precious gathering of believers.
Please pray for our family as we transition and please pray about your role and responsibility to continue on as a faithful partner to this ministry! NorthStar Church needs you now more than ever.
At this time, I certainly want to say, “THANK YOU!” to each and every one of you who have been a part of our lives over these past four and a half years. Your prayers, cards and letters of encouragement, and your generous financial participation have made this ministry possible. You have blessed us as a family, and words could never adequately express our gratitude.
In the coming weeks, please contact us regarding your continued partnership. Again, NorthStar still needs you! Contact information is below.
Again, thanks! We love you.