A Christ-centered church is one that has a heart to reach its city. It is one that passionately pursues the lost, seeks to meet the needs of those that are hurting, and looks for intentional opportunities to share the gospel.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, we believe that the local Church is the most powerful force on earth. At Northstar we desire to spearhead specific initiatives while also partnering with other ministries across Knoxville as we together strive to build community through consistent, Christ-centered relationships.

You will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.

ACTS 1:8

Partner Organizations


The Change Center (TCC) is located in the center of what is referred to as the buffer zone – a 3.25 mile radius whereby an astounding 76% of all homicides in Knoxville occurred. TCC provides a safe, strategically located facility that provides relational, recreational, leadership development, and job initiatives for teens and young adults.


Feeding God’s Children (FGC) is a ministry that serves elementary and middle schools throughout the Appalachia mountains. FGS provides both physical and spiritual support by working with school administrators, resource counselors, and other members of the community to provide nutritious meals, vitamins, tutoring, and school supplies.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) works with student athletes in high schools and universities by encouraging, equipping, and empowering them to impact the world for Jesus Christ.


Focus Ministries goes beyond the walls of TN prisons and correctional facilities to invest in the lives of these men, women, and families. It models what it means to be a Christ follower by providing training for life skills, family strengthening, and seeks to instill a divine purpose in the lives of these individuals as they find their identity.


The Restoration House (TRH) helps restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives. Through supportive transitional housing, ally teams, and family advocacy. THR walks alongside low-income single-mother families, helping them break harmful cycles and regain hope and a future.


Serve Knoxville is an annual day where the Northstar family unleashes the love of Christ right where we live.