Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff

“Shepherd the flock of God which is among you…” 1Peter 5:2

Jack Abeelen, Senior Pastor

Pastor Jack Abeelen was raised in a Catholic home and attended parochial school from elementary through high school. At 18, he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ presented at a home study and, in 1972, gave his life to Christ. From that moment, God began to work in his heart and call him to Himself. In 1980, Jack joined a church staff as an assisting pastor and, in 1985, planted Morningstar Christian Chapel.
Drawn by the simple, relevant way he communicates the Word of God, people worldwide listen to Pastor Jack’s teaching each week. The contextual focus and practical application in his teaching make Biblical principles resonate deeply with his listeners. He teaches with the confidence that God’s Word never returns to Him void but always accomplishes God’s will. (Isa. 55:10-11).
Pastor Jack’s teaching ministry airs daily on his Bible teaching program Growing thru Grace airing on over 450 stations in the US and online through YouTube, Facebook, and wherever you stream podcasts.
Pastor Jack is married to his wife, Debbie, who leads Morningstar’s Women’s Ministry.

“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

RICH KIKUCHI

Assistant Pastor

GERARD DELEEUW

Associate Pastor

DOUG HARDIN

Associate Pastor

RON KITCHELL

Associate Pastor

JEFF MERICLE

Associate Pastor

DAVID REEVES

Associate Pastor

We asked our Pastors…

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE PERSON (BESIDES THE TRINITY)?

Pastor Jack

Paul. How I pray to be effective in ministry as he was!

Pastor Rich

Abraham. He had his ups and downs spiritually, God still used him in a mighty way. Abraham’s life gives me hope that God can still use me!

Pastor Gerard

David. He got it right, got it wrong, and he got it right.

Pastor Doug

It’s hard to pick just one, but Daniel is up there on the list.

Pastor Ron

Paul. He’s the best explainer of doctrine in Bible.

Pastor Jeff

Epaphroditus. He sets the bar for the intensity with which we should labor for Christ.

Pastor David

King Josiah. His Zeal for God and removing sin in Israel is inspiring.

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