On Sunday, October 1, 1995 Northshore Fellowship held its first service.  The church was planted by its current pastor, Stephen W. Smith.  Northshore Fellowship was not the product of a church split or a spin-off of another church, but was a dream placed by God in the heart of its pastor.  The church met for seven years in a leased facility at Little Creek Academy off Northshore Drive.  This was a 7th Day Adventist facility that was no longer being used and was miraculously made available.

In May 1999 the church secured its current property and began the process of building.  In December 2002 Northshore Fellowship made the journey from Little Creek to its new home that the Lord had provided.

The vision of Northshore Fellowship has always been to be passionate in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to show compassion to people.  We have tried to live this out by being a place that provides teaching, encouragement, resources and ministry to families and individuals as well as having a heart for the lost and hurting around us.  This type of ministry has allowed us to develop a strong and stable congregation that is continuing to grow.  The church has purchased 9.1 acres eight miles from our current location and it is our prayer that in the near future we will once again take the next step in God’s master plan for Northshore Fellowship.

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PASTOR STEPHEN SMITH

Pastor Stephen and his wife Kristen have been married for 24 years. Pastor Stephen is a graduate of Lee University and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports of any kind, and playing golf.  Kristen enjoys spending time with family, cooking, shopping, reading, and anything related to women’s ministry.  Pastor Stephen and Kristen have three children:  Trey – 20, Caleb- 18, and Alexandria – 16.   Trey is a student at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Caleb is a student at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. Alexandria attends Farragut High School and enjoys dance. You may contact Pastor Stephen Smith by e-mail at pastor@northshorefellowship.org

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STUDENT PASTOR TRENT CLAGG

Originally from Idaho, Trent Clagg has been involved in ministry his entire life.  He is the product of three generations of leaders in the Church of God.  He is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in Communications, which he utilizes as the Media Director at Northshore.  He married Mary Hamilton in 2000, and they moved to Knoxville and began serving in ministry at Northshore.  In the fall of 2006, Trent assumed the role of Student Ministries Pastor and has enjoyed the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Northshore students.  God has blessed Pastor Trent and his family and they are privileged to serve in ministry at Northshore Fellowship Church of God.  Pastor Trent enjoys spending time with his family, discovering the outdoors, and horseback riding.  Right now his favorite band is Capital Kings, and his favorite restaurant is Carrabba’s. Trent and Mary have three beautiful daughters, Abby, Annabeth, & Amelia. You may contact Pastor Trent by e-mail at students@northshorefellowship.org

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Music Minister Mary Clagg

Music has always been a passion in the life of our Minister of Music, Mary Clagg, with worship at the center. Mary holds a degree from Lee University in Music. In January of 2002, Mary became Minister of Music at Northshore Fellowship.  She feels so blessed to have such a unified, talented, worshipful group to serve. She and Trent have been married for 15 years.  Their three girls, Abby, Annabeth, and Amelia, are the joy of their life!  They enjoy time spent with friends and family, church activities, boating, traveling, swimming, and shopping.  Mary enjoys many different genres of music, from worship to bluegrass. You may contact Mary Clagg by e-mail at music@northshorefellowship.org

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Clerk Alex Johnson, CPA

Vision:

Passion for God, Compassion for People

Mark 12:29-31

Application:

Word-based ministry

John 1:1&14
Worship
Magnification (a lifestyle of worship)
Sunday Services
Outreach
Missions (outside the body)
ImPact & Inasmuch Ministries
Relationships
Ministry (inside the body)
Membership (Becoming a threefold cord)
Discipleship
Maturity (God’s Word)
LifeSource

Mission:

Make Disciples, Win People, Serve In Ministry

Matthew 28:18-20
Northshore University

Foundation:

Christ Centered Families

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Inspiration:

Spirit – Filled Living

Galatians 5:16-25

The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

We Believe:

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

The vision of Northshore Fellowship has always been to be passionate in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to show compassion to people.  We have tried to live this out by being a place that provides teaching, encouragement, resources and ministry to families and individuals as well as having a heart for the lost and hurting around us.  This type of ministry has allowed us to develop a strong and stable congregation that is continuing to grow.  In July 2007 the church purchased 9.1 acres eight miles from our current location.  We are in the process of selling our facility at 10015 South Northshore Drive and look foward to building a family friendly campus on our new property. It is our prayer that in the near future we will once again take the next step in God’s master plan for Northshore Fellowship.