Phil Severn

Lead Pastor

Phil Severn began serving as the Lead Pastor in December of 2017.  Before coming to North Park, he served in Student Ministries for 17 years.  He loves people and loves preaching God’s Word.  His preaching emphasizes that true and ultimate satisfaction can only be found in Jesus.  He received his Masters Degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and his undergrad degree from Cornerstone University. He married Sandy in 2002, and they have 5 sons: 2 Biological and 3 through foster care and a foreign exchange student program. Joshua is in Middle School and Carter is in Elementary. M* and S* are refugees from Afghanistan and are in High School.  Khai is an exchange student from Vietnam that has become part of our family. He is currently a student at Cedarville University. The Severns love to play games, go on day trips to Grand Haven, go to the zoo, and many other activities.  Sandy loves to go shopping at thrift and atique stores and Phil’s favorite activity is taking the boys to Grand Rapids Griffins games. Phil also occasionally writes. You can find his blog here: