6:30 PM Every Thursday

For Bible Study & Fellowship


6978 Lebanon Rd. STE G, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

(Located on the property of Faith Church on the rear side of the parking lot)


The need for sound, verse by verse, Bible teaching is essential for the growth of a believer, the edification of the church, and for the salvation of the lost.

Pastor Jack Abeelen, Senior Pastor of Morningstar Christian Chapel of 30+ years, in a recent trip to Nashville felt the call of God to begin a new work in the Nashville area where God's Word can be taught wholly and without compromise.

Without God's Word we are left to our own understanding and the Bible says, "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Proverbs 14:12). It is our mission and calling to teach God's Word because the Word is a lamp to our feet and provides us with all we need to know to grow in God's grace!

Please join us on Thursday evenings to study God's Word and reap the benefits of letting its transforming work take root in your life!


Pastor Jack Abeelen was raised in a Catholic home and attended parochial school from elementary grades through high school. At the age of 18 he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ presented at a home study of a friend with whom he had grown up. In 1972 he gave his life to Christ and God began to work in his heart and call him to Himself. In 1980 Jack was given the opportunity to join a church staff as an assisting pastor and in 1985 went out to plant what today is the church he still pastors, Morningstar Christian Chapel in Whittier CA., a Calvary Chapel affiliate church. His gift of teaching is clearly seen in the easy and yet relevant way he communicates the Word of God.

He pays attention to context, resorts to biblical examples to teach principles and is confident that God's Word will never go out void but will accomplish whatever God sends it for (Isa.55:10-13), one of His life verses. Pastor Jack's teaching ministry can be heard throughout the US daily with his program: "Growing thru Grace" which airs on over 450 stations and is dedicated to the plain exposition of God's Word. His desire is that those who hear his message might turn to the God who loves them and His only Son, Jesus Christ, who He sent to save them from their sins. Pastor Jack is married to his wife Debbie. He has two sons, Jacob and David, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Christy and Cheri, and five grandchildren, Ashley, Connor, Haley, Carter, and Claire.

"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."

Isaiah 55:11, NKJV.


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