Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

Staff and Leadership Team 2023

“Serving the Lord with one accord,” Zephaniah 3:9


Administrative Staff

  • Reverend Gregory Powell, Pastor
  • Tessa Rhodes, Administrative Assistant
  • Connie Young, Administrative Clerk
  • Kenetia Butler, Assistant Administrative Clerk
  • Kimyatta Brown, Finance Director
  • Kitty Brown, Treasurer
  • Deacon Fred Cawthon, Deacon Chairman
  • Tyrone Dickerson, Director of Music/Worship Arts
  • Charles Brisco, Trustee Chairman
  • Tessa Rhodes, Rental Property Manager

Administrative Support Staff

  • Minister Joanna Owens, Child Protection Training Coordinator
  • Brady Poole, Captain of Security and Safety
  • Stephanie Dickerson, Worship Media Director


Associate Ministers

  • Minister Brian Davis, Pastor’s Assistant
  • Minister Ronald French
  • Minister Daletta Kilcrease
  • Minister LaDonya Moore
  • Minister JoAnn Owens
  • Minister Ray Waggoner

Deaconesses/Mothers Ministry

  • Deaconess Carolyn French, President
  • Mother Betty J. Braden
  • Deaconess Sylvia Bell
  • Deaconess Vickel Cawthon
  • Deaconess Loretta Chandler
  • Deaconess Carolyn French
  • Deaconess Shelia Granberry
  • Deaconess Charlotte Hunt
  • Deaconess Sarah Morgan
  • Deaconess Norma Upshaw
  • Deaconess Atoya Weatherspoon
  • Deaconess Omega Wilcox
  • Deaconess Rita Wilcox


  • Charles Brisco, Chairperson
  • Albert Lockard
  • John Richardson
  • Richard Solomon
  • Donnel Wordlaw

A. M. Bible Study

  • Georgia Cosby, General Superintendent

Children’s Ministry

  • Kesita Sanders, Director

Christian Education Ministry

  • Director TBA

Male Chorus

  • Donald Monts, Coordinator

Mass Choir 

  • TBD, Coordinator

Men’s Ministry

  • Deacon Ronald Granberry, President


  • Ava Thomas, President

New Members Ministry

  • Mary Jones, Director

Prayer Ministry

  • Minister Brain Davis, Coordinator

Season Saints

  • Donnel Wordlaw, President

Social Media Ministry

  • Nina Webster, Website Coordinator
  • Grekail Powell, Social Media Coordinator

Star Ministries

  • Eddie Sanders, Director

Ushers Ministry

  • Ava Thomas, President

Women’s Ministry

  •  Deaconess Shelia Granberry, President

Youth Ministry

  • Minister LaDonya Moore, Youth Director

Young Adult Ministry

    • Pat Lamb, Director


  • Church Anniversary Committee – TBD
  • Church Decoration Committee – Beverly Dixon
  • Finance Committee – Kimyatta Brown
  • Food Committee – Kitty Brown