True North


Lansing, MI

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About us

True North Community Church is a tribe that accepts you where you are in your journey in life. Everyday people from all walks of life who have a common interest are discovering who Christ is. We are genuine in seeking this journey together in dicovering the awe and wonder of God, and at the same time expressing our worship in a manner God has created us for. We do this in all kinds of different styles that are contempory and honoring to God and each other. Respect and courtesy are a huge part of living this out togeher as brothers and sisters in Christ. 

If you get your vertical relationship right with God (True North), then the horizontal will be better with your family, friends, and life in general. Not perfect, but better. We do our best to instruct people to 1. Love God 2. Love Yourself (how God has made you and your gifts/talents) and 3. Love others. Only God can change us from the inside out and it takes time and people who are willing to share in the experience with one another accomplish such a goal. 

Laminin is the glue of our souls, and God is the maker and healer of all that makes us human. Come and discover His love for each of us individually and corporately as the bride of Christ. One at a time we seek to live out His mission. We challenge you to investigate for yourself what True North Community Church is all about.  

our pastor and Staff:
Gary Schnepp

A man among many, a leader of leaders, one who develops individuals to become everything God intended for them to be. Gary is middle child of three boys to Paul and Gladys Schnepp of Flint, Michigan.

Gary has been involved in student ministries for over 30 years. He was an Area Director of the mid-region of North America overseeing five states, District Youth President of the West Michigan District for over seven years, and a college resident dean of men for 3 years.


Gary is energetic, creative, and passionate about the Lord Jesus Christ. You won’t be around him long and you will experience love and acceptance like crazy. He is non-judgemental and has a hope for the fullest of everyone he meets. Gary takes shepherding very seriously and is a guard of the souls he oversees. As a husband of his soul mate Rebecca for 46 years, father of three grown children, and grandpa of seven grandchildren he does life to its fullest!  

Stephen Hammes

Worship Arts Director

Stephen is passionate about leading and discipling the church body through corportate worship. His hope for the True North Community, and the greater Lansing area, is that we would become a community of worshipping people, that are able to be beacons of light for the Lansing, MI area. We can do this by showing how our worship is lived out in the way that we serve, give, and display the Gospel. 
Stephen has been involved in worship music for over 20 years. He has served as the music director for the Appalachian Servant Event in Asheville, NC and the Youth Haven Ranch Servant Event, in Rives Junction, MI.