1. ABOUT US

Reaching your world, sharing Christ's love

NPC People

Northminster Presbyterian Church is joyful and alive in Christ!


We seek to offer the grace and love of Jesus Christ
in word and deed.


We strive to be faithful and centered in God’s Holy Word.


Northminster is a joyful and alive multigenerational, multicultural church in the center of the Old Pueblo. With excellent kids' and student programs, Bible-centered teaching, and a congregation with a heart for our Tucson community, there’s a place for you here.

Who We Are

OUR VISION

(Where we want to go)

To equip every generation to know Jesus and demonstrate His love to those they know.

OUR MISSION

(What we are doing to get there)

To grow people in Jesus to connect others with Jesus.

OUR PURPOSE

(Why we exist)

To bring people to Jesus.

What We Believe

The Bible
The Trinity
God
Jesus
The Holy Spirit
Baptism
Salvation
Heaven and Hell

Our History

Small Beginnings

After having its first service in July 1951, Northminster Presbyterian Church was officially organized on November 4, 1951 by the Presbytery of Southern Arizona under the auspices of the Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA. With just 44 charter members, services were held in the Gertrude Cragin Elementary School.


In 1954, the church bought the land we own today and started upon a three-phase plan to build a campus. On July 10, 1955, the congregation held its first service in the new Fellowship Hall. In September 1958, the Christian Education Building (now known as the Administration Building) was first used. And on December 20, 1970, our beautiful sanctuary was dedicated.


Northminster continued to grow through the years and, in 1986, the Multipurpose Building was erected. This building allowed much needed space for a small kitchen, church nursery, library, a conference room and two other meeting rooms.


By the end of summer 1998, construction on a new, single-story 6,900 square foot Children’s Christian Education Building was completed. This building contains eight classrooms, one office and our church nursery and school. These multiple-use rooms were designed to accommodate all our children’s program needs from Sunday school to preschool and kindergarten. The facility opens onto a courtyard geared to children and family activities, including a playground and shaded area for all-church activities.


Several rooms in the Multipurpose Building, including the library, which moved to the Fellowship Wing, were redesigned and became home to Northminster’s growing youth ministries. Just south of the Multipurpose Building are the volleyball and basketball courts and a shaded recreation ramada.


Our Growing With God campaign was the foundation for funding our Roy A. Johnson Memorial Pipe Organ. It was installed in December of 1998. This beautiful instrument has answered many great musical needs and inspires us in singing and giving glory to God.

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Northminster steeple evening
NPC campus evening

Your Pastors

Andy Ross

Dr. Andrew G. Ross

Pastor
Head of Staff

(Multicultural Ministry; Seniors Ministries; Worship)

The Rev. Dr. Andrew G. Ross was called to Northminster on September 1, 1994, and is the Pastor/Head of Staff. Formerly, he served at the First Presbyterian Church of Yakima, Washington as Pastor for Evangelism and Church Growth, and as interim Co-Head of Staff.


Pastor Andy graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received the M.Div. degree with an emphasis in New Testament and Evangelism from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. He earned a D. Min. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA in 1994.


Andy has a passion and heart for teaching and sharing the good news of God's love so that lives are transformed for the glory of God's kingdom. Andy and his wife, Michele, reside in Tucson with their son, two daughters and two grandchildren.

Ken Skodiak

Rev. Ken Skodiak

Associate Pastor

(Care; Deacons; Discipleship; Men's Ministries; Mission; Women’s Ministries)

The Rev. Kenneth D. Skodiak joined the staff as Associate Pastor on September 10, 1995. He was born and raised in Ontario, Canada.

 

After public schooling, Ken earned a Master of Theological Study degree from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon graduation, he served the First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla, WA as Minister of Youth. His emphasis on service trips for youth has made a significant Christian impact on many young lives.

 

Ken and his wife Nancy enjoy living in Tucson. Their grown daughter Mackenzie lives close by in Phoenix. His favorite Bible passage is 2 Corinthians 5:21, and a favorite saying is, “Jesus didn’t come to answer our questions, he came to question our answers.”

Reaching Your World,
​​​​​​​Sharing Christ's Love!

(Pictured: Mission in Ethiopia)