John Velsor is the lead pastor for North Star Community Church in Coon Rapids, MN.

John and his wife Shannon spent five years as youth pastors in Chicago, Illinois. They saw God do great things in their ministry, growing it from 30 students to several hundred weekly. They also saw numerous young people raised up into full time ministry. Early in 2010, God placed a dream in their hearts to plant a church in Minnesota, Shannon’s home state. They relocated, started talking to friends and family about their future church, and before they knew it, their dream became a reality. On Sunday, February 13th, 2011, North Star launched it’s first service in a movie theater.

John and Shannon have two boys, Aiden and Asher.