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Pastor Steve DeFrain

Steve and Liz DeFrain have been our pastors at Morning Star for almost 34 years. From a handful of believers they lead our church to over 1100 people across two locations. The highlight of their time at MSTAR has been church planting. In fact, that one decision helped them break through the 500 person mark in attendance. Once they made the decision to release people to start a life giving church in a new community God blessed and the church grew beyond 500 people.

Steve and Liz HeadshotSince that time they have planted six churches. One church being with their oldest son Steve who started Journey church which now has four campuses. Steve, Liz and the MSTAR family have adopted the phrase: “It’s not what you do- It’s what you set in motion that counts.” Even though we have a great past, we believe our best days are still ahead of us. We are excited about the possibility of you joining us on this journey.


Steve DeFrain

Lead Pastor

Chad Stoecker

Executive Pastor

Cory Ermold

Worship Pastor

Taylor Boswell

Student Ministry Pastor

Cheyenne Stanley

Childrens Pastor

Michelle Stoecker

Associate Pastor of Ministry

Travis Moser

Associate Pastor

Support Staff

Nate Rivera

Technical Director

Michelle Miranto

Director of Finance

Linda Holloway

Office Administrator

Joel and Michelle Miranto

Young Adults Ministry

Rose Cavallaro

Pottstown Kids Ministry