who we are

We are a loving church family with a mission to know God and to make him known

And because of this, our vision is to raise up a community of believers who encounter God, get equipped, and live empowered.

Our culture is characterized by the goodness of God, family, joy and hope, honor, risk and faith, the prophetic, grace and empowerment, worship and valuing His presence, releasing the supernatural, salvation and righteousness, generosity, and revelation and the Word.

Whether it's your first time or you've recently become part of the family, we want to welcome you and also help you look for ways to get more connected and involved.

our story

Back in the mid-70’s, there was a mighty move of God on young people called the Jesus People movement. In Central Ohio, there were two separate groups of people gathering called Living Word Fellowship and House of Prayer. Both groups increased as individuals and families hungry to know God began to come. They met in living rooms, basements, storefronts, barns and anywhere they could find enough room. The two ministries merged in 1986 under the leadership of Bill and Amy Stephens. Eventually, the church became Northgate Church. The same passion that drew them together 40 years ago still exists today.

On March 3, 2014, Chris and Laura Stephens were installed as the Senior Leaders of Northgate Church.

our beliefs

We believe...

in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired (i.e., inerrant, infallible, entirely trustworthy).

there is one God, who is spoken of in the scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, expressing His triune nature.

in our Lord Jesus Christ (God manifested in the flesh), His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His miracles, His death on the cross for our sins, and His bodily resurrection.

in our salvation from a lost and sinful condition by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, who provides forgiveness of our sins.

in the Holy Spirit, who draws us to Christ, imparts to us a new nature that desires godliness, empowers us to witness, and manifest numerous gifts for the edification of the church.

because of the new life we have received in Christ, and as an act of obedience to him, each believer should be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.

that the church is comprised of all true believers in Christ and it is God's intention that we dwell in unity. 

in the resurrection of all people, both true believers in Christ and unbelievers; the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting punishment.

that the work of the church his to extend the kingdom of God throughout the world by equipping and empowering people to do the works of ministry, sharing the good news, healing the sick, delivering the spiritually oppressed, and establishing the rule of God in every area of life.