Pastor Jack was raised in a Catholic home and attended parochial schools from elementary through high school. At the age of 18 he attended a home bible study hosted in the home of a friend’s parents and gave his life to Jesus Christ. From that evening in August of 1972 the Lord begin to prepare his heart for full-time ministry.
Pastor Jack served as an assistant pastor for 5 years before following the calling of the Lord to plant a church in Whittier, California and on April 21st, 1985 Morningstar Christian Chapel was born by the grace of God. Over the years as the Word of God was taught, Morningstar has become home to 1000’s of people. The church has had the opportunity to plant other churches, send out missionaries and maintain a radio ministry, Growing Thru Grace that can be heard throughout the United States on hundreds of stations.
Pastor Jack’s gift of teaching is clearly seen in the easy yet relevant way he communicates the Word of God. Paying close attention to context, Jack resorts to biblical examples to teach principles in an expository way, focusing, explaining and applying the Scriptures by looking at the intent, meaning, and context of each passage. With verse by verse and book by book instruction, Pastor Jack firmly believes that Godâ€™s Word will never go out void but will always accomplish whatever God sends it for (Isa.55:10-13). Pastor Jack is dedicated to the plain exposition of God’s Word. His desire is that those who hear his messages 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 has been married to his wife Debbie for over 40 years and Debbie is active in ministry serving the ladies of the church, discipling high school and college girls regularly, and authoring Inductive Bible Studies Workbooks through many books of the Bible that are used by men and women’s groups across the country. Pastor Jack has authored several books as well, including The Jesus Chronicles, an exhaustive study through the Gospels in chronological order. All of the books and study materials can be found at www.growingthrugrace.com
“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.