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Pastor Harrup's Blog

J. Lowell Harrup, Senior Pastor

Reverend J. Lowell Harrup is currently the pastor of Northland Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to his present place of ministry, he pastored Christian Center in Brussels, Belgium from 1979-1989. Before going to Brussels, he pastored for thirteen years in Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Florida.

Reverend Harrup has had an extensive preaching ministry in family camps, ministers’ meetings, and leadership seminars. He has also ministered to young people in secondary and university schools. He has also served on several councils, and boards, as presbyter, and is currently a general presbyter from the N. Missouri District.

He and his wife, Carol, have been married for 44 years; they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Pastor Ron's Blog
Ron Steen, Associate Pastor
    Fine Arts Ministries



Pastor Ron Steen has served as Minister of Music at Northland Cathedral Assembly of God for thirty years where he oversees the ministries of music and drama, and actively plans and leads worship. In 1978, Mr. Steen founded the Northland Cathedral School of Music.

A native of Texas, Mr. Steen’s undergraduate and postgraduate work includes Stephen F. Austin State University, Central Missouri State University, and the Conservatory of Music at UMKC. He has studied conducting with Eph Ehly, Howard Swan and Weston Noble, and piano with Kenneth Marchant, Joanne Baker, Richard Smith and Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Ron has been married to his lovely wife Cindy for 25 years, and has one daughter.

Pastor Nathan's Blog
Nathan Scott, Assistant Pastor
     Adult Ministries

Assistant Pastor Nathan Scott accepted Jesus as Savior at Northland Cathedral in 1981.

Soon after he met his wife Shari, together they have four children, three sons and a daughter, and have been in ministry their entire married life.

In his 16 plus years at NC, Nathan has provided leadership to nearly every area of ministry, and is currently responsible for the adult Singles ministry as well as counseling and 'other duties as assigned'. 

Pastor Paul's Blog
Paul McGarvey, Assistant Pastor
     Men's Ministries
     Senior's Ministries  -  "Prime Time"
       (over 50)

Pastor Paul and and his wife, Eileen, became part of Northland Cathedral in 1998 after 29 years of coaching high school and college football.

Paul then pastored for 11 years in Illinois, and served as the National Men’s Ministries Director for the Assemblies of God for 8 years.  In 2005, he became pastor of the Seniors and Men’s Ministries at Northland Cathedral. 

Paul and Eileen have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren in college.

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Rich Vinson, Children's Pastor
     Children's Ministries  -  "KidZone"
       (Birth through 6th Grade)

Pastor Richard Vinson is the Children’s Pastor at Northland Cathedral. His desire is teaching to empower generation after generation of children to know God in word and spirit. To reach out and come alongside parents in raising their children in today’s world.

He met and married his wife, Tracey, at Northland Cathedral. A year later they moved to Boston where he received his Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological seminary. He was an intern and Children’s Pastor at Calvary Christian Center, Boston. Prior to coming to Northland Cathedral he was the Children’s Pastor at Meadowbrook Community Church in Champaign, Illinois.

Before full time ministry he earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Evangel University and worked for Coopers & Lybrand and PriceWaterhouseCoopers public accounting firms.

He and his wife, Tracey, have been married 14 years and have a daughter and a son.








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