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 will soon be enrolled at Western Theological Seminary to further study biblical Greek and Hebrew.  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 founded Lansing for Haiti in 2010, which has raised over $50,000 via local fundraisers for World Relief‘s work in Haiti.

Noah is the founder and co-chair of a new grassroots urban multi-racial church planting network that is in its very early stages.

Noah has been married to his wife Jennifer for 11 years and has two adorable daughters, ages 4 and 2.  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 in the early stages of seeking a major publisher for his first book, 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.

Recently signed by a well-established literary agent, there are some key ways you can help getting Noah’s book published.  If you’d like to help, check out his Author Newsletter page for ideas.

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

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3 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

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