For the past 4 years Ken & Betty have increasingly felt God speaking to them about the future of Northgate. After much prayer and discernment, speaking with our Board of Counsel and seeking advice from other Godly men and women, we believe that God is calling us as a church to a time of transition. Ken as well as the Board of Counsel believe that it is time for the next generation to lead Northgate forward into the future that God has for us. God has blessed the ministry of our church for 28 years and, we are confident God will continue to bless it immensely through this time.
Ken, Larry and the Board of Counsel wholeheartedly believe this transition will enhance your experience in many ways. Not only will Larry Davis be stepping into a larger role, Ken is staying here at Northgate; initially as full time staff and in the future he'll assume other various influential roles. Ken's primary role will continue to be the teaching pastor on Sunday mornings.
Yes, in a positive way. This June, we will begin to unpack the new vision for the future of Northgate through Larry Davis and how it will point towards our Mission of helping unchurched people become whole-hearted followers of Jesus Christ. Larry has been a key leader of Northgate for the past 8 years and who we are already reflects much of his vision and passion. We hope you'll join us for that season of fresh vision on June 24, 2018!
Yes, this is their home church. Ken will continue to be on the Pastoral Staff through 2018. Ken and Betty look forward to attending Northgate in the future along with their family and the many friends they have here.
They have stood by Ken and Betty in prayer and given direction and support after Ken shared with the Board his thoughts on his future and the future of Northgate. The Board of Counsel has also been responsible of the oversight and calling of the new Lead Pastor Larry Davis.
According to the bylaws of Northgate, the selection of the Lead Pastor is the responsibility of the Board of Counsel. Ken recommended Larry Davis as his successor to the Board of Counsel. The Board of Counsel spent time in prayer and reflection, interviewed Larry Davis about his calling and vision for Northgate and voted to affirm him as the new Lead (Senior) Pastor. They have affirmed this calling after several meetings with Larry and his wife Michelle. The Davis family is excited about and expectant of the work God has called Larry to do.
All current roles are expected to remain the same at all locations. Over time we will remain nimble and focused to maximize impact in our ministries and will, of course, be good stewards of our talented staff, their gifts and the financial resources aligned toward healthy growing ministry. The staff is excited about the future of Northgate and continuing to fulfill the mission God has invited us into. You are free to speak to any staff one on one.
Ken will be transitioning into his new role as teaching pastor this year (2018). Larry Davis is set to give Northgate vision for the future in the summer of 2018.
Senior Pastor Ken Jensen
Executive Pastor Larry Davis
Larry is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the “Church”. Larry has served in full time vocational ministry for 17 years and came to Northgate after successfully planting a church in Arizona. Larry is a Certified LifePlan Facilitator, Police Chaplin and finishing his M.A. of Christian Ministry and Leadership. He is married to Michelle for 14 years with 4 children, Madilynn, Malachi, Elsie and Demetrius.