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 SENIOR PASTOR JACK ABEELEN

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.

  SUPPORT STAFF

Debbie Abeelen
Debbie Abeelen
Women's Ministries, New Believers, Women's Group Studies
DebbieAbeelen@Morningstarcc.org
Danielle Witt 
Danielle Witt
Executive Secretary
DanielleWitt@morningstarcc.org

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
Wedding/Funeral Coordinator, GTG Order Processing
SusanThomas@Morningstarcc.org
Brenda Woodard
Brenda Woodard
Sunday School Secretary
BrendaWoodard@Morningstarcc.org
Daniel Batistelli
Daniel Batistelli
Chapel Store Manager, High School Ministry
DanielBatistelli@Morningstarcc.org
Sean
Sean Boehm
Young Adult, Junior High Ministry,
Graphics Department
SeanBoehm@Morningstarcc.org
Joshua Navarro
Joshua Navarro
IT/Media Technician
JoshuaNavarro@Morningstarcc.org
Pattie Clark
Pattie Clark
Chapel Store
PattieClark@Morningstarcc.org
Kim
Kim Garcia
Church Office Secretary
FrontDesk@Morningstarcc.org
Aubrey Melendrez
Aubrey Melendrez
Church Office Secretary
FrontDesk@Morningstarcc.org
Julie Orgega 
Julie Ortega  
Thrift Store
JulieOrtega@Morningstarcc.org
Scott Emerson 
Scott Emerson 
Facilities Maintenance
Jill Meraz 
Jill Meraz 
Custodial Services

 




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 PASTORAL STAFF

Jason Witt
Jason Witt
Administrative Pastor
Church Administrator, Growing Thru Grace Manager, Facilities Overseer, Ministry Development, Servant Quarters, Married Couples 


JasonWitt@Morningstarcc.org


Pastor Gerard Deleeuw
Gerard Deleeuw
Associate Pastor
Worship Ministry, Missions, Special Needs,  Growing Thru Grace Radio Production, Funeral Overseer

GerardDeleew@Morningstarcc.org


Pastor Doug Hardin
Doug Hardin
Associate Pastor
Senior Fellowship, Security Overseer, Food Ministry, Hospital/Home Visitation, Special Events, 

DougHardin@Morningstarcc.org


Rod Harris
Rod Harris
Associate Pastor / I.T. Director
Men's Bible Study, Sound Ministry, Video Ministry, Media Ministries (Web, Photo, Publishing), Shelter Ministry, Information Systems Support 

RodHarris@Morningstarcc.org


Pastor Ron Kitchell
Ron Kitchell
Children's & Jr. High Pastor
Nursery, Sunday School, Children's Outreaches, Children's Choir, Prison, Convalescent

RonKitchell@Morningstarcc.org

 

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