Our Ministry Team
Morning Star Baptist Church has been blessed with many who show their love for the Lord and His people by serving in the local church.
Dr. Daniel M. Ferrell
Dr. Dan Ferrell founded Morning Star Baptist Church in 2001. He graduated in 1977 with Th.D degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. and later received a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical and pastoral ministries from Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1992 Pastor Ferrell received a Doctorate from Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, California, under Dr. Lawrence Crawford.
The Lord convicted Dr. Ferrell of his sins under the preaching of Dr. John Rawlings. He was later converted to Christ in his home and led to the Lord by his saintly mother. In 1968 he was baptized by Dr. Rawlings at Landmark Baptist Temple .
Call to Preach
At the age of 18 after rededicating his life to the Lord, he was troubled for weeks concerning the call to preach. The conviction turned to compulsion which led to surrender and increased assurance that the Lord called him to preach.
- 1977-1979 Youth Pastor. Simi Valley, CA. Simi Baptist Temple
- 1979-1980 Associate Pastor. Glendale, OH. Landmark Baptist Temple
- 1980-1997 Founder and Pastor. Wilmington, OH. Wilmington Baptist Temple
- 1992-1997 Founder of Clinton Baptist School. Wilmington, OH.
- 1983-1999 Founder of Baptist Voice Bible College. Wilmington, OH.
- 1997-2001 Founder and Pastor. Medford, OR. Rogue Valley Baptist Church
- 2001-Present Founder and Pastor. West Chester, OH. Morning Star Baptist Church
- 2002-Present Co-founder of Antioch Baptist College & Seminary
- 2014-Present founder and President, Stellar Evangelistic Ministries
- Pastor Ferrell also has helped start churches in Xenia, Washington Court House, Ohio, Peru, and the Philippines.
- He is the author of several books and has taught in several Christian schools.
Bro. Andrew White
Bro. White has been a member of MSBC since 2011 and has been serving as Associate Pastor since February of 2017. He has been married to his wonderful wife Jamie since 2012 and they have two beautiful children.
Bro. Drew has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Brown Mackie College and is anticipating graduation in the summer of 2017 with a Bachelors of Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Antioch Baptist Seminary.
He has been an area police officer since 2007.
The White family is so blessed and excited to be able to serve the West Chester area and to work alongside of a fantastic Morning Star congregation to reach the streets for Jesus Christ! "Mark 16:15"
Bro. Matt Ellis
Bro. Matt Ellis came to Morning Star Baptist Church in June, 2011. He served as the Principal of Lakota Christian School from its inception in 2011 through the 2014-2015 school year. He became the Youth Pastor at MSBC in October of 2015. He has his B.S. in History Education from Pensacola Christian College, and his M.A. in Pastoral and Biblical Studies from Antioch Baptist College.
Matt and his wife Ashley have three children.
Matt came to know the Lord in January of 1991 at a Winter Bible School at Charity Baptist Church in Clermont , Indiana.
Matt was called to preach in June of 2016 and surrendered to the call in December of 2016.
Bro. Greg Walker
Sunday School Director
Bro. Greg Walker is a native Cincinnatian whose relationship with MSBC goes back quite some time. His parents were charter members of the church, though he himself did not join until 2013. He was saved at the age of 8 at Eastgate Baptist Church.
He began to teach at Lakota Christian School during the 2016 – 2017 school year and is very excited to return next year.
He began dealing with the call to preach when he was a teenager. He put this calling to the side and took many different paths in his life but the call became stronger so he began attending Antioch Baptist Seminary in 2014 still not knowing what God had planned. In December of 2016 he took over Sunday School Administration. The call became undeniable and after much prayer he submitted to the call to preach and ministry in March of 2017.
Bro. Greg and his wife Karen have been married since 2006 and they have one son.
Bro. Josh Moore
Bus Ministry Superintendent
Biography Coming Soon!