Blaine Bartel is senior pastor of Northstar Church, Northstar Church opened its doors in the growing north Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, in the fall of 2006. Previously, Blaine served under Pastor Willie George for over two decades at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Blaine was also the founding youth pastor and one of the key strategists in the creation of Oneighty, which has become one of the most emulated youth ministries in the past decade, reaching 2,500 - 3,000 students weekly under his leadership. He is the founder of Thrive Communications, an organization dedicated to serving those who shape the local church. A recognized authority on young people and successful parenting. Blaine has become a best-selling author with 12 books. Blaine is a dedicated father of three children and a loving husband to his wife of more than 25 years, Cathy.