On November 3, 2005, Pastor Terry met with a group of 18 people to share and cast the vision for what is now the NorthStar Church. They met bimonthly until launch day which was Easter Sunday 2006. They grew from 18 to about 40 after about six weeks. The group had a high attendance of 78 during these 26 weeks with an average of about 45.
The group’s highest attendance was on Palm Sunday in the partially finished building with 92 people.
After much prayer, vision, preparation and hard work, NorthStar Church launched Easter Sunday 2006 (April 16) with 356 in attendance. The passion and vision of the church was to reach the unreached people in Lee County and the surrounding area and region. Their target was the 17-35 year olds in the county. At that time, there were 12,500 people of this demographic who attend no church.