Hi, I’m Noel.


I serve as the Teaching Pastor at Riverview Church (affectionately known as “Riv”) in the Lansing, Michigan area where I have been one of the pastors for more than 20 years.

I also serve as the Midwest Regional Director for Acts 29, working with pastors, church planters, and churches to start new gospel-centered congregations.

I’ve had the honor of teaching and coaching leaders in more than a dozen countries on five continents.


I am the author of two books: Unchained: If Jesus has set us free, why don’t we feel free? and Wretched Saints: Transformed by the Relentless Grace of God. 

You can learn more about my books or order a copy here.

I occasionally write short form articles on Substack and if you want to read my old stuff, you can check out my old blog archive.

Recovering Hypocrite.

Yup, that’s me.

I grew up in a home with parents who loved Jesus but, as many Christian kids do, I went sideways and slid right into unashamed hypocrisy.

Then I read the Bible and the Jesus I found on those pages changed my life and now I am stumbling after Him the best I can, trying to point people toward Him along the way.

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