Morningstar STaff

  • Dr. Greg Ryerson - Interim pastor

    Our visiting pastor for the weeks ahead is Dr. Greg Ryerson.  Greg was raised in a pastor’s home.  He received Christ as Savior when he was nine years old, and dedicated his life to full-time Christian service as a teenager. 


    Greg attended Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary.  He served as pastor of several churches over a period of 25 years.  He returned to seminary and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2000.  Since 2006, Dr. Ryerson has served as a certified biblical counselor, working in partnership with many churches in southwest Ohio.  He has also been available as a visiting pastor to congregations in search of new leadership; and he teaches a monthly theology class in a nearby church.


    Greg and Jane were high school classmates.  They have been married for 48 years.  They have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.  The Ryersons live in Centerville and are members of Providence Bible Fellowship in West Chester.


    During the week, Greg works for a local building supply company while counseling in the evenings and on weekends.  Jane is an experienced caterer and hostess.  She assists Greg when counseling women, although she is currently a full-time wife, mother, and grandmother.


    Greg’s hobbies are guitar, golf, old movies, and cartooning.  Jane’s hobbies are cooking, reading, and caring for her babies.


    One Scripture that has meant a lot to the Ryersons is Romans 1:16 – “I am not ashamed of the gospel; for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”

  • Steven Knell - church planter

    Steve and his wife Nichole believe that God has called them to step out of their comfort zone to plant a very unique church.  4LIFE Worship is a church with a vision to disciple men and women who are being released from our state's correctional facilities to not only grow closer to the LORD but to also use their testimonies of God's transforming grace to reach their families, friends, and communities.

    Steve and Nichole have been married for 14 years and have three children, Zachary, Ethan, and Kiersten who have played a significant role in the decision to start this new church.  

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