Love. Worship. Run.

Building the Local Church

Building the Local Church

I love the local church.  I love being a pastor and engaging the people of God in a variety of ways.  I'm passionate about worship and encountering God's presence on a regular basis.  I enjoy encouraging God's people through speaking and writing with a goal of pushing them towards authentic and transparent walks of faith. 


I believe the glory of God shines through His local body and I feel honored to serve Him at my local church in Oklahoma.  Over the past decade of doing ministry, I've learned a lot about leading teams, getting congregations to sing, effective communication and even what it's like to survive the grueling parts of doing ministry.

I believe the local church is the beacon of hope for our communities and that loving and grace-filled interaction with the people God has placed in our circles of influence is where lives are changed.  In a time where "being" the church has taken over the push to simply "go" to church; the way we engage God in worship and equip our congregations with truth is paramount.  


Welcome to my journey of seeking Jesus in a local church.  I would love to start a conversation with you about your journey and your local church.

 

Messages

Words from Jerod Starkey

New Mercy Resolutions

January 3, 2021

Looking at New Year's Resolutions from a different perspective.

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Why I Run // A Transformation Story

July 26, 2020

Transformation and what it looks like for a believer.  Saul's story from Acts 9 and some of my story.

The Power and Blessing of Unity

November 17, 2019

Unity in the local church is crucial.  Our unity as believers points others to the validity of Christ and the gospel (John 17:21).

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