who we are

Mission: To know God and make Him known

We find these statements in Jesus' prayer found in John 17. The word Jesus uses for "know" in this passages indicates a deep intimacy. Within this simple statement can be found the basis for the great command and commission. 

Vision: Encounter. Equip. Empower

Our vision is to raise up a community of believers who encounter God, get equipped, and live empowered. We owe every person an encounter with God, where they know He exists and loves them intimately, find their true identity, and receive healing. Each believer should get equipped by growing in the Word, through community, and by discovering their destiny. As a result, each person can learn to live an empowered life to demonstrate and expand the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. 

Cultural Values

One of the definitions of culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. At its very core, culture is who were are, what we do, what we value, how we behave and what we pass on to future generations. This "Kingdom Culture" comes from the Bible and is a description of the values of heaven. These are the values that we are to carry and live out - that disciple nations. Our Kingdom Culture Course will further explain each of these core values in more detail. 

Our core values:


Goodness of God

Salvation Creates Joyful Identity

Responsive to Grace


Focused on His Presence

Creating Healthy Family

God's Word Transforms


God is Still Speaking

Jesus Empowers Supernatural Ministry

His Kingdom is Advancing


Free and Responsible

Honor Affirms Value

Generous Like My Father

Hope in a Glorious Church

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 beliefs

We believe...

there is only one true God who is the Creator and Redeemer of all and eternal King. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent - one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

…humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

…the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in all His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”

we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

…in the ongoing sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.

…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.

…the victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy - sin, lies, sickness and torment. 

the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His Kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, disciple the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

heaven and hell are real. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.

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 1984 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.