"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:" Matthew 28:19-20
Northstar is a church with a heart for missions and missionaries. It was the desire of Founding Pastor Ron Robinson's to be a support base for missionaries in the Alaskan Arctic. If you are an Alaskan missionary in need of housing, transportation, support, or fellowship, please contact us! We want to help get the gospel into remote Alaska.
Beyond our monthly support of various mission works, we are honored to be the sending home church for three different missionaries, featured below.
Support for any of Northstar's missionaries can be sent to Northstar Baptist Church, designated by name.
David and Jennie Robinson,
Missionaries in Malawi, Africa
The Robinsons first received the call to go to Malawi in the summer of 2005, while on a missions trip. "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee." Genesis 12:1. They started deputation shortly afterwards, and in February 2008 they said farewell to their home church, Northstar Baptist, and flew to Lilongwe, Malawi. After a year in Lilongwe, they saw the need for a missionary in Mzuzu, located in the northern part of Malawi. Almost 10 years later, they have planted a church (now turned over to a faithful national pastor), established a 12 acre mission station and a Bible institute, organized evangelism tours to the unreached people of Northern Malawi, hosted summer Bible camps for youth, and are now endeavoring to minister to orphaned children through Northstar Baptist Church African Ministries.
Daniel & Holly Groke, Missionaries to Scandinavia
The Grotkes first came to Alaska in September 2001 as missionaries. They ministered in Ft. Yukon for a year and a half before they relocated to Fairbanks. For 15 years, they were at the backbone of Northstar Baptist Church, involved in preaching, music ministry, public witnessing, and evangelistic trips all over the state, but the Lord never allowed them to return permanently to the village. In the summer of 2012, deputation in 2016, and in May 2019 made their new home across the Atlantic. They have since partnered with local Christians in witnessing and forming a church body.