About Noah

Noah Filipiak Capital City Stealth football

Noah Filipiak playing for the Capital City Stealth in 2012 (a.k.a. the glory years, pre-ACL tear #3)

Noah Filipiak has his B.A. in youth ministry and Bible from Cornerstone University, where he ran track and cross-country and was a 2002 outdoor track NAIA All-American in the 4x800m relay.  He has his M.A. Interdisciplinary degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, where he received the Owen John Lydecker Memorial Reward, given to a graduate who demonstrates academic proficiency and shows excellent potential for local church ministry.  He is currently enrolled at Western Theological Seminary to further study biblical Greek and Hebrew.  Upon finishing at Western, he will be applying for PhD programs in biblical studies.  He served as a youth pastor for a year and a half before planting Crossroads Church in Lansing, MI in 2006.  Crossroads is located in downtown Lansing and has a vibrant urban ministry.  Crossroads’ vision is to be a multi-racial church reaching the whole city with the whole gospel.


Noah and his wife Jennifer got married in 2004 and have 3 adorable daughters.  Noah used to enjoy playing football until he tore his ACL 3 times.  Now he settles for 10K’s and roller hockey, but mainly just chasing his kids around.  He also enjoys playing board games, reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy and yes, he actually enjoys all of the writing he does!

Noah is on the Covenant Eyes official blogging team and has several other articles published.

Noah is a frequent guest speaker at Great Lakes Christian College chapels, Michigan State University’s Cru and InterVarsity chapters, as well as other local churches.  Booking page.

Noah is the author of Beyond the Battle: A man’s guide to his identity in Christ in an over-sexualized world

Digging deeper than surface-level tricks and tactics men are already familiar with, Beyond the Battle unpacks the heart of the gospel to show every man what he’s been looking for all along.

Check out his Author Newsletter page to stay updated on Noah’s future book releases and author activity.

Noah is the host of the “Behind the Curtain” Ministry Podcast.

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8 responses to About Noah

  1. Oh how interesting and timely your email is. I am literally finishing up my Masters of Organizational Leadership at the University of Northwestern St Paul. My original capstone was ‘They don’t teach you about singles in seminary’ but I couldn’t find any scholary information on single ministry. I had to switch my topic to singleness and loneliness thinking that was the number one issue among singles. I sent out a survey to 195 singles and only got 12 responses. Among them loneliness was the number four issue. I do my presentation next Tuesday night and then I am done.

    • Hi Brad, I hope you were still able to use some of the data for your project! I’m glad you are looking into this, it’s something the Church needs. Do you know Janet Sommers at UNWSP, she’s the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. She’s a friend of mine, we are in the same small group for Ruth Haley Barton’s Transforming Center.

  2. Hey Noah this is the the first time I have found this website and I was wondering if there i could contact you and i had some questions . And was hoping to maybe get some advice
    my email is ashleymylesharris@gmail.com

  3. Hey Noah
    I just found this website for the first time.is there a way I could kindly reach you?
    my email address is violla@clefschool.

  4. How do I place an order for books?

    • Hi Aricka, thank you for asking. The book was supposed to be ready this month, but hit a delay. It will now be ready in January 2018 for sure, exact date still TBD. The best way to get the update when it’s ready is to go to http://www.atacrossroads.net/beyond-the-battle and sign up for my author newsletter. When it’s ready, you’ll be able to order ebooks and individual book copies on Amazon and you will be able to order bulk orders of 10 or 30 at a discounted price directly from http://www.atacrossroads.net/beyond-the-battle

      • Thank you for the quick response. I have small groups starting Jan 14th at my church in northwestern PA and my men’s group wants to use your book and videos.

        • Hi Aricka, the book is ready to order, but I was informed it will take up to 4 weeks for retailers to have it for sale (retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, etc.) I know you need it by January 14th, so I’d love to make that happen. It will be a little unorthodox, but will cost the same amount for you as if you purchased from Amazon. What I would do is have you send $14.99/book to me to my business paypal account, which is southfrancispress@gmail.com — then I’ll go in and make a direct order from the distributor (IngramSpark) and they will then mail you a box of books. It’s basically the same process a retailer would do, but we’re cutting out the middle man. I’ll cover the shipping. I have a chat transcript with IngramSpark’s support that I can forward to you that verifies all of this. I would just need your shipping address and the quantity you need. Let me know what you think.

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