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  • John Decker - SENIOR pastor

    The Deckers moved to Centerville in June 2018 and they love serving the people in this area. John is a native of southeast Texas and Mandy grew up in the Cincinnati area. They met as freshman at Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri where John was studying pastoral ministry and Mandy was studying elementary education. John and his family love hunting, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, archery, basketball and pretty much anything outside. 


    John earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College in 2003 and has served in ministry ever since. He also served for many years as a police officer in Springfield Missouri. God used that time to instill in him a passion and drive to see the lives of people changed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. John served as Campus Pastor of Baptist Bible College prior to moving to Ohio. During that time he traveled the country speaking at youth camps, churches and conferences where he saw hundreds of people give their lives to Christ. He says that it never gets old seeing lives changed, marriages restored and renewed hope in the lives of others. 


    John and Mandy have been married for 18 years and they love doing ministry together while sharing in the joys of raising their three amazing boys: Johnathan, Daniel and Mason.


    Contact John: pastor@morningstardayton.org