Pastors & Staff

Lyn Hansen

Head Pastor

Lyn Hansen has been lead pastor at North Park since 2004. Lyn concedes that he was called into pastoral ministry in his late teens and instead turned away and went into the business world. After college and a career in the transportation industry the calling again “caught up with him” in the late 1980s. Leaving a liberal mainline denomination, God Led Lyn and his family into a Bible teaching church. He soon began preaching and was ordained in 1995. Traveling through this considerable transformation together, Lyn has been married to his amazing wife Sandy since 1980. They have four grown children and seven grandchildren (with one on the way). Lyn serves on the executive board of the Southern Baptist Convention and is on the board of directors for The Spurgeon Baptist Association of Churches. Lyn’s great passion is preaching the Bible accurately and training others to do the same.

Lyn's life verse is 2 Timothy 2:15:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

Ryan Young

Worship & Arts Pastor

Pastor Ryan is pastor of worship and arts at North Park. He was born in Portland, OR. Married Ciana on June 1st 2002. Pastor Ryan & Ciana have one son, Briston. Accepting Christ at the age of 19 Pastor Ryan dedicated his life to Him a couple of years later. He started playing the guitar at the age of 18 which led to him using his God Gift to worship at a various of churches. Which included a 2 year period at Morningside Community Church in Southwest Kansas.

"I came to North Park because of God's calling. For the first time in my life I obeyed God completely without holding back something for myself. As a result my family and I have experienced God's healing and faithfulness in ways hard to express. We have been part of God's loving work of restoring lives and conforming hearts to Christ. That has happened to us here at North Park and we are joining Him in that work." - Pastor Ryan 

Jason Wheeler

Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Jason is the discipleship pastor at North Park Church. He grew up in Omaha, NE, graduating from Omaha Central in 1993. Jason married Crystal on Jan 9, 2016 and has a son, stepson and stepdaughter with her. He worked all of his adult life in music, graphic design and screenprinting until entering into pastoral studies an North Park Church in 2012. Jason was ordained in 2016.

“In 2011 I was in treatment for the 11th time and God had removed all of my excuses. He was telling me to stay in Columbus and plug in to North Park. I knew absolutely that this was His will for me and, for the first time in my life, I intentionally decided to refuse my own methods of comfort, reject my own worldly understanding of things and trust God. Today I have purpose, I know what peace that surpasses all understanding is, I know Jesus, want to grow in His likeness and want to grow His kingdom.” - Pastor Jason

Aaron Roberson


Aaron Roberson is an elder and pastor in training at North Park Church. He grew up in and around Grand Island Nebraska. Aaron works full time as a contractor for Mosaic while leading several ministries and teaching several community Bible studies for North Park.

“God brought me to Columbus back in 2017 (Originally from Grand Island Ne.), He made it clear that this is where I belong and provided the means for me to be able to stay and start a new life here. Through the results of my past decisions, I was forced into a position to cry out to God to better my life (Romans 3:20). Thanks to God’s conviction and His providing men who fear God and teach the truth of His Holy Scriptures, I was made aware of my selfishness and the sinful lifestyle I was leading. A lifestyle that according to the world was 'okay' but according to God it was not. As God worked in my life, I was able to see my sin for what it was, I confessed it, and cried out to Jesus who lived and died and reigns for me, to save me from my sin. My life was truly surrendered to Him after that. I was convicted that my life would be no good unless it was fully devoted to Christ and the life that He wants me to live. I originally wanted to study Psychology and be a counselor, but after being saved I know that it is the true and faithful preaching of His word and the gospel of Jesus the Messiah that people truly need if they are to be brought out of darkness and into the light. God performed a miracle at that time in my life that I know was completely impossible for man to accomplish, by removing my heart of stone (Ezekiel 36:26) and giving me a desire to come into His marvelous light and to help others do the same (John 3:21).” - Aaron