Our Mission:

Multiplying and Maturing Students to Be Followers of Jesus

Our Vision:

AFFIRM junior high students in their personal journey to own their faith in Christ and to value a faith community.

MOBILIZE high school students in their potential to keep pursuing authentic faith in Christ and to discover a personal mission for God.


Justin Yob

Student Ministries Director

Justin Yob began serving as the Student Ministries Director in August 2020. Before coming to North Park, he served for five summers at Lincoln Lake Camp in various roles including counselor and program director. He has a passion for student ministry, and he desires to see students know God and cultivate a genuine walk of faith. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry Leadership from Moody Bible Institute. He has triplet sisters who are all attending college in the Grand Rapids area. Justin’s hobbies include playing guitar, reading, playing games, and working out.


John Nixon

Executive Pastor

A veteran of student ministry, he has been serving in the Grand Rapids area for more than 28 years. As the NextGen Pastor, he gives direction and oversight to the ministries for Kids through Young Adults while working directly with the Breakaway team serving students grades 7-12 and their families. His passion is to partner with parents to train the next generation to love God with all their heart, soul and strength and to trust Jesus in a way that transforms how they relate to God, others and themselves.

He received his education at Clearwater Christian College in Florida and at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Carol, were married August 13, 1988 and have four adult children: Brittany, Bethany, Aubrey and Josiah. The Nixons enjoy hangin’ out, quoting movie lines, going out for lunch/dinner, watching T.V. together, taking trips, and generally laughing a lot.