Meet the Pastor
Pastor Terry Sonnentag (wife Barb)
I grew up on a dairy farm in Stanley, Wisconsin as part of a large family with 8 siblings. I was about 17 years old when I placed my faith in Jesus Christ. Following high school, I moved to Minnesota to attend St. Paul Bible College (Crown College) where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry.
While at college, I met and later married my wife, Barb. We have been blessed with 2 daughters, Adriana and Joy.
After college, I began working in the IT field and remained in this field for about 15 years. In 2010, we moved to the Iron Range where I continued working in the IT field.
It was in 2011 that I sensed the Lord directing us toward ministry. In early 2012, with the assistance of North Star Church of Hibbing, MN, we planted North Star Church of Virginia, MN.
After experiencing God's rich blessings at North Star Virginia, I felt the Lord directing me to plant a church on the East Range. In 2021, with the assistance of North Star Virginia, we planted North Hope Church.
It is our desire to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the East Range and to build, equip, and multiply believers, leaders, and churches. To God be the glory!
Our Vision and Mission
God’s Vision for North Hope:
“To become an Acts 1:8 movement; multiplying Great Commandment and Great Commission, disciples, leaders, LIFE Groups and churches in Aurora, the Arrowhead, the United States and around the world.”
Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
God’s Mission for North Hope:
“It is our purpose to bring glory to God in everything we do and to obey His command to make, build, and equip disciples to reach every tribe, tongue, and nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Our values are taken from the life and ministry of our founder: Jesus Christ.
Connecting – people to God and others
Building – people up in a Biblical Faith
Equipping - people to serve the Lord and others
Multiplying – disciples, leaders, LIFE Groups and churches