CONNECT GROUP MINISTRY LEADERS Pastor Ron & DeeDee Phillips Phone: 704-995-1507 Email:





CONNECT GROUP MINISTRY TRAINERS Randy & Sharrona Watson Phone: 347-382-3819 Email:

FAMILY, FUN, FELLOWSHIP David & Diann Burton Meeting Times: Contact us for Meeting Time & Location Email:

We desire this Connect Group to be a place where people can connect with the heart of Jesus, understand and to come into their destinies.




PASTOR LEADERS – Bible Study Pastor James Bacon Meeting Times: Thursdays at 7:00 PM LOCATION: 1017 Moonlight Mist Rd Belmont, NC Phone: 704-461-8866 Email:

To pastor CG leaders in Gaston County & Lake Wylie area.  Here to serve, pray for and assist CG leaders.

APOSTOLIC & PROPHETIC Edgar & Indira Persad Meeting Times: Contact for Meeting Time & Location (SKYPE Available) Phone: 704-493-7970 Email:

We have been Christians for over 30 years and with Morningstar for 10+ years. We are involved with MMT, Healing Teams, and Prophetic Teams. Our Connect Group is unique. We come together at a different location once a month, currently using Skype as a communication tool. We equip and mobilize leaders/potential leaders to plant teams/churches via biblical teaching, training, and the prophetic.

Alex & Lena AtamanskiyFAMILY, FUN, FELLOWSHIP Alex & Lena Atamanskiy Meeting Times: Thursdays, 7:00 pm Location: 7300 Captain Neal Ln, Charlotte, NC 28273 Phone: 704-219-0700 Email:,

Our vision is: Learn to Love! We are Russian-Americans who have an “open house”. You are welcome here, kids included! We will cry and laugh together, share pain and joy, and go through mistakes and successes together! You will share here your wisdom, revelation, food, and happiness! Learn about money, business, parenting, homeschooling, everyday life, witnessing, spiritual gifts, and your purpose – while getting closer to the Lord Jesus Christ – as one!

PURSUING THE LORD Deidra Gillislee Mebane Meeting Times: 1st Tuesday of the month 9:00-11:00 AM Location: 13123 Asheford Woods Ln, Charlotte, NC 28278 Phone: 980-395-0256 Email: Bible Study

Pursuing the Lord through Devotion, Prayer, Journaling and Fellowship! Bring your Bible, Favorite Devotional book and Journal! Bring your favorite breakfast food or beverage!

TRUTH & LOVE Meeting Times: 2 Saturdays a month 7:00-8:00 PM (contact for more info) Location: Contact for info Phone: 442-515-0192 Email: Bible Study

To reach the Chinese community, both here and abroad to teach about the love of Christ and to encourage one another in our walk with Him.

MEN’S GROUP: THE VAULT Edgar Persad & Steven Paris Meeting Times: 1 Saturday per month at 9:00 AM, contact for date & location Phone: Steven: 803-650-0690, Edgar: 704-650-0690 Email:

Our hope with this connect group is to direct men’s hearts towards prayer and God’s Word for us as sons of God. This will be a Holy Spirit led group where we seek God’s heart like David.

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP – Jason & Sommer Channell Meeting Times: 1 Friday a month (contact for dates) Location: Clover/Lake Wylie 29710 (contact for location) Phone: 704-689-3874 Email:

Grow as disciples in every aspect of life


THE HIGH LIFE – PROPHETIC Terrie Caine Meeting Times: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 3:00 PM Location: MorningStar (contact for more info) Phone: 678-858-1177 (leave a message)

Keeping our eyes on God and all the things He is doing in our lives. This kind of faith attracts Holy Spirit, so we have a lot of praise reports and not complaints.

BRANDON & LASAUNDA LOGAN – BIBLE STUDY Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM Location: 4088 Sherri Lane, Fort Mill, SC Phone: 704-712-7518 Email:

To collectively encounter the Lord through prayer, scripture & worship. To also equip the Body through the prophetic.

BILL & HEATHER ENSLOW – FAMILY Meeting Times: Twice a month (contact for info) Location: 524 Buttercup Way, Fort Mill, SC Email:

Building families on the basis of marriage according to the Word of God.

MATURING IN CHRISTBIBLE STUDY John & Starr Powell Meeting Times: Fridays 6:30-8:15 PM Location: MorningStar (Contact for room) Phone: 904-252-2416 Email:

To help people progress in growing to maturity in Christ.  There is teaching, Q&A and prayer.

PRAYER, ENCOURAGEMENT & FUN (Adults Only) – BIBLE STUDY Carolyn O’Connor Meeting Times: Once a week (contact for day) 5:00-6:30 PM Location: MorningStar Heritage Lounge Email:

To intercede for our nation, prophetic prayer, optional Generals DVDs/food.

FIRM FOUNDATIONS – BIBLE STUDY Michele Baker Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM Location: MorningStar Room 101 Email:

Learn how to enjoy the Christian life, grow strong in faith and grow in your relationship with God to become unshakeable.  *Workbook required.


FEARLESS PROPHETIC EVANGELISM – Healing and Evangelism Michael & Sharon Carlo Meeting Times: Saturdays 2:00-5:00 PM Location: MStar (contact for room) Phone: 828-719-1763 Email:

Prayer group for those with a heart for prophetic evangelism, to strengthen healing gifts and connecting with Holy Spirit.

THE FIRST PRINCIPLES – BIBLE STUDY Misty Almero Meeting Times: Saturdays 10:00 AM Location: MorningStar Vision room on Main Street Phone: 517-672-0487 Email:

Do you want to be closer to God? Come join us as the Holy Spirit leads us on a journey through Hebrews 6:1-3.

Emily MockovciakWOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Emily Mockovciak Meeting Times: Wednesdays 10:15am Location: MorningStar (contact for room) Phone: 704-490-7355 Email:



THE CHILDREN’S BREAD – FAMILY Lorraine Martinson Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM  Location: MorningStar (contact for room) Phone: 704-281-0389 Email:

For parents of traumatized and/or spiritually oppressed children.  We will support each other in love and confidentiality, while learning (academically and experientially) how to effect healing and deliverance for our beloved kids.

CREATIVES CONNECT – PROPHETIC Lynne Cooper  Meeting Times: 4th Sundays each month, 2:30-4:30 PM Location: MorningStar Vision room Email:

Our purpose is to nurture each other as believers and creative artists. Meetings include fellowship, food, prayer and special guests.

Kevin & Vikki Watanabe – Family – Phone: 704-340-1934, Meeting Times: Sundays at 4:30 PM Location: Contact for location, Email: 

We are a group that loves to come together as a family. We will be studying books of the Bible as well as how the US constitution was built on the principals of the Bible.



JOJY & SHIBY MATHEW – FAMILY Meeting Times: Fridays 6:30 PM Phone: 214-733-4877 Location: 1820 Waxhaw-Marvin Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173 Email:

Focused on drawing closer to God and fellowship with one another. We hope to be a place of healing, rest and restoration.


MICHAEL & CHERYL PELLETIER – FAMILY Meeting Times: Bi-weekly Saturdays 6:00 PM Phone: 284-672-3112 Location: contact for address Waxhaw, NC 28173 Email: 

Providing a safe place for the Body of Christ and doing life together.


ROGER & MISSY PIERCE – HEALING Meeting Times: Contact for information Location: Pineville, NC Contact for information Email:

Evangelism in our community – emotional support.


PROPHETIC TO PRACTICAL Meeting Times: Mondays 7:00 PM Location: Contact for information, York, SC Email:

To take us from prophetic to practical bringing the spiritual to practical everyday life to take strategic action in our lives.


YORK FAMILY GROUP Meeting Times: Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 PM Location: Contact for information, York, SC Email:

To do life together by sharing a meal, worship & prayer.  All ages welcome.


These Connect Groups are facilitated by the ministries of MorningStar Fellowship Church. They exist for Training in ministry or to strengthen and provide fellowship with a specific demographic within the church.

YOUNG LEADERS & PASTORS (Mentoring for Ministry) Pastor Ron & DeeDee Phillips Meeting Times: Tuesdays 12:15-1:15 pm Location: Contact us for location Phone: 704-995-1507 Email:


50+ MINISTRY John & Sandy Boneck Meeting Times: Fridays 9:00-10:00 AM Location: Bob Jones Vision Center (BJVC) Phone: 803-802-5544 x377 Email:



GOVERNMENT INTERCESSION Pastor Robert Rummage Meeting Times: Tuesdays 6-7 pm & Thursdays 9-11 am Location: Bob Jones Vision Center (BJVC) Email:




MEN’S GROUP, ARMY RISING Tim Dziomba Meetings: Sundays 5:00 PM, Location: MorningStar MSU room Evening Meetings: Fridays 6:30-8:00 PM, Location: Partners Lounge Phone: 518-569-1847 Email:

This community of men is devoted to awakening and restoring the masculine heart through Bible study, book study, and shared life experiences. We as a group invite men to live life as an adventure, passionately loving and following God—free of fear—just as Father God always intended for us!

ARMY’S RISING Doug Glidden Meeting Times: Most Sundays 5:00-8:00 PM Location: MorningStar MSU Room Phone: 803-280-2550 Email:

To bring brothers together to discover what true brotherhood is and to be “sons” of God the Father.


GIANT SLAYERS Darnell “Cap” Hart Meeting Times: Thursdays 6:30 PM via Zoom Location: MorningStar (contact for more info) Phone: 843-259-2311 Email:

To awaken the giant slayer within our hearts.  We will run forth, throw the rock, our aim will be true.  We will not miss. We will not lose.

MORNINGSTAR MARRIAGE & FAMILY LeeAnna Perry Meeting Times: Contact us for more information Location: Contact us for location Email: 





Pastor’s Chase & Beth LaneyMORNINGSTAR YOUNG ADULTS Pastors Chase & Beth Laney Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM Location: Partners Lounge Phone: 828-442-0593 Email: 




MORNINGSTAR YOUTH Sean Rathbun & Sharrona Watson Meeting Times: Wednesdays 7 pm Location: MSU Cabin Facebook: MorningStar.Youth Email:




MaryAnne HardimanWOMEN’S MINISTRY: SHINE MaryAnne Hardiman Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday 7:30pm Location: Partner’s Lounge Email:

SHINE is a vital part of our family ministry that is building a sisterhood and alliance to strengthen the vision, gifts, and ministries of women in the church. We are a gathering of women who desire to hear the call of the Creator and know their purpose for this hour. We are women who want to know the why of what we’re doing and understand the times that we live in. We are women who are graced to transform the world around us. This is the time for women to SHINE!


PROPHETIC Seyi & Angela Olurotimi Meeting Times: 2nd Monday 7-8:30pm Location: MorningStar Vision Room Phone: Seyi: 704-650-6677 / Angela: 704-650-6676 Email:,

This groups focus is on training, activating, and practicing our gifts in a safe environment, for the purpose of continual spiritual growth, maturity, and accuracy in hearing God’s voice and growing in intimacy with Him through the Holy Spirit.  The fellowship and fun we have is an important part of the growing process.

50+ John & Sandy Boneck Prayer Meeting Times: Fridays 9:00-10:00 AM Location: MorningStar Bob Jones Vision Center Phone: 773-456-5237 Email:

As fathers and mothers in the Lord, we stand with each other and call the generations into kingdom life and purpose.

DELIVERANCE MINISTRY Pam & Paul Palagyi and John & Sandy Boneck Training Meeting Times: Contact us for times Location: MorningStar – contact for room Email:

The Freedom Team ministers emotional and inner healing and deliverance in personal, confidential appointments. We are selective in our membership and are looking for mature individuals with a heart to see people set free.

HEALING MINISTRY Pam & Paul Palagyi Training Meeting Times: Contact us for times Location: MorningStar – contact for room Email:

Monthly meeting of Healing Team for information and training.

DREAM TEAM Constance Hemphill Meeting Times: Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM Location: MorningStar – contact for room Phone: 980-422-6245 Email:

Listening to the Lord and learning how to interpret dreams through practice.

JESUS TEAM – EVANGELISM Jessica Romero Meeting Times: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM Location: MorningStar contact for room Email:

Evangelism and outreach teams, fellowship and training.


HeART Seekers 24-7 (Advancing Art) Donna Mims Meeting Times: 3rd Monday 7:30-10pm Location: Bob Jones Vision Center (BJVC) Phone: 912-288-3907 Email:

nnnPROPHETIC Kathleen Flory Meeting Times: 3rd Sunday 1:30-3:30pm Location: MSU Room Email:

PROPHETIC – RISING EAGLES Maureen Hendricks Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM Location: MorningStar Vision Room Phone: 803-357-2371 Email:

This groups focus is on training, activating, and practicing our gifts in a safe environment, for the purpose of continual spiritual growth, maturity, and accuracy in hearing God’s voice and growing in intimacy with Him through the Holy Spirit.  The fellowship and fun we have is an important part of the growing process.

KINGDOM ARTS @MSTAR TRAINING JUNE LIZOTTE Meeting Times: Once a month (Contact for info) Location: Contact for info Phone: 503-310-8032 Email:

Prophetic creativity training for worship and outreach – all artists will have the opportunity to paint in BJVC upon training.


PROPHETIC – ONLINE Catherine Martin, Ed & Lisa Sniadecki Meeting Times: Various Location: Online via Skype Email:

We talk about what God is doing in our lives, perhaps the message from the previous Sunday, or issues relevant to members. The purpose is prayer, support, and encouragement for the members who are Moms with young children who find it hard to go to a Connect Group.

THE OAK INITIATIVE Larry Byrd Meeting Times: Tuesdays 7:00 PM Location: Oak Boardroom Phone: 803-547-8217 Email:

To expand the Kingdom in Government

nnnYOUNG LEADERS & PASTORS (Mentoring for Ministry) Pastor Ron Phillips Meeting Times: Tuesdays 12:15 – 1:15pm Location: Contact me for location Phone: 704-995-1507

online connect group

MorningStar appreciates each of our viewers whether they are watching Sunday services, Rick’s Rants or Raves, or Justin’s Supernatural Theology. We offer the opportunity for you to connect to other like-minded people through Online Connect Groups wherever you are located geographically. We have groups all over the USA and the world, and we are adding members every week.

Online Connect Groups are groups that connect via the Internet. Individuals in their own homes connect using Skype or other platforms for video chat. You do that simply by using your phone or a computer. Connection is weekly or biweekly at a set time and day. Each group has a designated leader who attends monthly leadership meetings and receives input from oversight; however, these sessions involve participation of every member in the group.

The groups are not informal chats, although people often need an opportunity to catch up with each other at the beginning of the meeting. The groups are opportunities to pray together, process the Sunday service, share testimonies, and exercise spiritual gifts depending on how the Holy Spirit leads. Well over 100 people already link this way and have developed close caring relationships, even praying for and encouraging each other during the week. The groups are similar to the round tables the Fort Mill congregation experiences, but last much longer usually between 1½ – 2 hours. We could share many testimonies of answered prayer and the Holy Spirit moving in these meetings.

If you are interested in joining a group, simply send your name, location (for the purpose of selecting a time zone), and a little bit about your connection to MorningStar to: