About Starr Ministries
In 1960 at the age of 8, I received Christ as Savior at a camp in Hillsdale MI. 13 years later as my wife and I were praying-in the new year, on January 1, 1973, I sensed the Lord’s leading to preach His Word. I asked Him for a Scriptural confirmation and immediately saw 1 Thess. 5:24, “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” In July 1975, we moved to Clyde OH where for 14+ years I served alongside Pastor James Lewis in many positions including Assistant Pastor, School Principal, Youth Pastor, and Radio Station Manager. I spent one year in another ministry as a Learning Center supervisor and College Academic Dean in Conneaut, OH in 1980-81. In 1990, Mt. Zion Baptist Church called me as the sixth pastor in their thirty-one year history. I served as their pastor until the Fall of 2013 when we launched into a full-time evangelistic ministry across America and Canada.
My mother always told me I went forward as a five year old child to receive Christ. I could not remember doing that. However, I did remember being under great conviction and going forward at the age of nine, but no one dealt with me about salvation. So, for years I doubted my salvation and would cry at night, wondering if I was really saved. When others gave their testimonies and could point to an actual date of their salvation, I would become upset because I could not remember my new-birth date. Satan constantly used this tactic to trouble me. In 1980, as young married adults, we attended a special meeting where the speaker dealt with doubting your salvation. I decided to end the torment that evening and received the full assurance of my salvation. I have not doubted since that time.
God has given us three children, all serving the Lord in Independent Baptist churches. Chris, our pastor, and his wife, Jenny, have three children. Heidi and her husband, Dan, serve in an independent Baptist Church in northern PA. Marcia and her husband, Bill, who are missionaries to the Philippines sent by our home church, have two children.
In 1973, Randy graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS in Education--a double major in Mathematics and Geography. In 1980, he finished his Master’s Degree from Bob Jones University. He took one course toward his Doctorate from Detroit Theological Seminary. In 2013. Fairhaven Baptist College conferred on him an honorary Doctor's of Divinity Degree. Randy also has completed the Black Law’s Paralegal course, the Ham Radio operator’s course, and several courses on Biblical Counseling from BJU.
In 1972, Shirley completed the three year Registered Nursing course from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing and passed her boards. Her license is still current as she takes continuing education units. In 1980, she passed 25 credits, mostly in Bible and Education, toward her Bachelor’s degree (from now defunct Ohio Bible College, Conneaut OH).
In our spare time, Shirley and I love reading, good music, writing, hiking, 4WDing, playing disc golf, and working puzzles.
Suggested Types of Meetings
Our 3-fold goal is found in Ephesians 4:11-12: To Evangelize, Edify, and Equip.
Therefore, with our background, training, experience, and goals, we can assist a local church by:
- All Day services or Single services
- Pulpit fill
- Speaking on Special Days
- Bible Conferences; Missions Conferences
- Family Camps & Couples’ Retreats
- Family Emphasis Week or weekend
- Thematic preaching on most any topic, esp. Family training, The End Time Events, Pentecostalism, The Church, Great Doctrines, Discipleship, Separation, Finances & Budget, etc.
Both Randy and Shirley can train men, women, parents, workers, Sunday School teachers, and Christian School students and teachers. Randy can preach in the chapels of Christian schools and colleges. Shirley can speak at ladies’ meetings or mother-daughter banquets in churches where Randy is preaching. Often, the Pastor asks us to come for Shirley to speak to ladies at a Sat. luncheon or a split ladies' Sunday School class while Randy is teaching the men.
Additionally, Randy plays trombone and Shirley plays trumpet and French horn. They have a booktable of many resources including 20+ books they have written.
Pastor, if you have a special need, feel free to contact us to discuss booking a meeting. We travel the entire USA and Canada, but try to book meetings in each area as we set our itinerary 2 years ahead though occasionally, we have an open date here and there.
Click the links below to download our update letters. Thank you for your prayers and support for our ministry.
- July-August 2013
- October-December 2013
- January-February 2014
- March-April 2014
- July-August 2014
- September - October 2014
- November - December 2014
- January 2015
- February 2015
- March 2015
- April 2015
- June - July 2015
- August - September 2015
- October 2015
- January - February 2016
- March 2016
- April 2016
- June 2016
- July - August 2016
Sept. 11-14 Grace Baptist Church, Oxford PA
Sept. 27 MZBC Shepherd's Retreat, Shady Maple, Blue Ball PA
Oct. 2 Mt Zion Baptist Church, Brogue PA
Oct. 9-12 Friendship Baptist Church, Newville PA
Oct. 16 6pm Heritage Baptist Church 15th Anniversary Service
Oct. 21-23 Grace Baptist Ch, Urbana OH (Family Retreat/Revival)
Oct. 30 Faith Baptist Church, Angola IN
Nov. 6-9 Nolensville Road Baptist Church, Nashville TN
Nov. 19-21 Smyrna Baptist Church, Pensacola FL
Nov. 27 Providence Baptist Church, Bushnell FL
Dec. 3-4 Cornerstone Baptist Church, Spring Hill FL
Brief Doctrinal Statement of Starr Ministries
We hold to independent Baptist, doctrinal positions.
We believe the original manuscripts were inspired of God and are preserved in the Authorized Version, the King James Bible for English speaking people. We reject all modern Versions. The Bible is inspired, infallible, inerrant, and God’s final word in practice and faith. All Biblical quotations in our books will be taken only from the King James Bible. We neither study from nor use other English versions.
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are the three persons in the Godhead with different offices and functions, but with unity of purpose, attributes, and perfections. All three possess all the traits of deity, eternality, omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, immutability, etc.
Jesus, though pre-existent in Heaven with the Father in eternity past, came to earth born of a virgin, performed miracles, lived a sinless life, shed His blood, died on the cross for our sins, was buried in a borrowed tomb, and arose the third day for our justification. Today, His ministry is intercession for us at the right hand of the Father. Soon, He will return in the clouds for us.
Fall of Man and his need of Salvation
Man was created by the direct act of God, not by an evolutionary process. Because of Adam’s disobedience in the garden, all men have sinned, cannot save themselves, and therefore, need a Saviour. We believe in a literal, burning Hell as the eternal punishment and torment of sinners who reject the Saviour, and a literal, eternal Heaven of wondrous bliss for those who accept Christ.
Jesus is the only One Who met God’s qualifications to be that Saviour. We can only be saved by grace through repenting of our sin and placing our faith and trust in Him. The salvation He gives us is eternal and cannot be taken away. We are preserved forever. Christians have the responsibility to obey His commands.
We reject Hyper-Calvinism which says that God overrides man’s will in order to save him because His grace is irresistible. We also reject Arminianism which says you can be saved and lose it. Rather, we believe God made salvation possible and made man a free moral agent to choose to accept or reject Him.
End Time Events
We are dispensationalists believing that God had different modes of dealing with men in different eras. However, He always operates by Grace. In like manner, we believe in the imminent appearing of Christ in the clouds at the Rapture of the Church, the Judgment Seat of Christ for Christians, the subsequent seven-year Tribulation on earth, the return of Christ with His saints at the end of the Great Tribulation, the battle of Armageddon, the establishment of His millennial reign on earth, the loosing of satan for a season, the Great White Throne Judgment of sinners, and the New Heaven and the New Earth. We are pre-tribulational and pre-millennial.
We also believe in and practice personal and ecclesiastical separation.
- Letter from Dr. David Cloud
- Letter from Pastor Steve Damron
- Letter from Missionary Bill Hardecker
- Letter from Dr. Don Jasmin, Evangelist
- Letter from Pastor Dave Mallinak
- Letter from Dr. Roger Voegtlin
- Letter from Gene Sharp, Radio Planting Missionary
- Letter from Pastor Chris Starr
- Letter from Pastor Keith Sweitzer
- Letter from Pastor Terry Coomer
We had Bro. & Mrs. Starr with us in the past year for a Wednesday Night Service. We took advantage of both of their different gifts & had Bro. Starr preach to the men about family devotions & Mrs. Starr teach the ladies on a right spirit! Everyone enjoyed it & was excited about what the Lord spoke to them through the Starrs! God Bless,
Pastor David Harrell
Emmanuel Baptist Church & Christian School, Belmont, MS. Our ministry to them was on Wed, 10/30/13 + School chapel in the am. Working on date to reschedule.
When we had Pastor Starr in our church, we were amazed at the way in which the Lord used him. He was a pastor for many decades, and knows church and churches like almost no evangelist can know them. His preaching and council are not speculation, they are based on his experience. We can hardly find words to express how happy we are to have an ongoing relationship with an evangelist of his caliber.
Pastor George Shafer, formerly of Odenton Baptist Church, Odenton MD Our ministry there was on Sun-Wed, 9/7-10/14 + 2 Sch chapels on Tues am. Rescheduled for every first week of September.
Bro. Randy Starr and his wife Shirley were a tremendous blessing to our church family. As a veteran pastor in our area before this new launch into evangelism, Bro. Starr always has had a heart to help pastors and strengthen churches. Years of local church experience have definitely prepared the Starrs to come alongside pastors in "perfecting the saints for the work of the ministry." It is a rarity today to find an evangelist with separation standards, sacred music convictions, and scriptural expositional preaching, but the Starrs are steadfast in each of these vital areas. I wholeheartedly recommend the Starrs! We look forward to having them here on a regular basis.
Pastor Steve Rogers, Grace Baptist Church, Oxford PA Our ministry to them was on Sun, 1/19/14. Rescheduled for 9/11-16/16.
Dear Bro. Randy – I would like to let you know that your ministry had been a tremendous blessing to us. We truly appreciate the time that you and your wife, Sis. Shirley, came to our church to conduct a family conference last March. The powerful messages you delivered that week were truly life-changing as I have personally witnessed among many of our church members. The brass musical specials you gave were so inspiring. When I presented to take you on for monthly support, our church family unanimously agreed with no hesitation. We sincerely appreciate your faithfulness and love for the Lord. We are always praying for you and Sis. Shirley as you travel around in your RV. God bless!
Pastor Melito Barrera, Berean Bible Baptist Church, Chula Vista, CA Our ministry to them was on Sun-Wed, 3/16-19/14. Rescheduled for 3/20-23/16. We are working on another date.
We are very thankful for the ministry of Dr. and Shirley Starr. Brother Starr's messages were very challenging and edifying to our church. Mrs. Starr's sessions with our ladies were well received and very encouraging to them. Both were a great source of blessing to me and my family as well!
Pastor Don Williams, Believers Baptist Church, Winona Lake, IN Our ministry to them was on Sun, 5/11/14. Invited back, but not rescheduled yet.
I greatly appreciated the ministry of Brother Randy Starr and his wife Shirley in our church. Their time with us was a great encouragement to our people as well as to my wife and I personally. As a former pastor, he understands the importance of being a blessing and not a harm to the pastor or church.
Pastor Daniel Crisman, Calvary Ind Baptist Church, Quarryville, PA Our ministry to them was on Sun, 9/14/14. Not rescheduled yet.
I'm looking forward to you and your husband coming next year... I feel you can bring the "whole package" (someone for the pastor and wife plus many years experience in the pastorate.... A big plus). Thanks for your encouragement.
Annette Gardner, Pastor’s wife, Bible Baptist Church of Leola PA Our ministry to them was on Wed, 9/3/14. Rescheduled for 11/4/15 and will work on another date.
In November, 2013, Dr. Starr preached at our church, Hope Baptist Church, Sherwood AR, and his messages were warmly received by our church and we found them greatly helpful. Shirley also spoke to our ladies and was a great encouragement to them as well.
Dr. Starr is a talented man, and he and his wife, Shirley, have written helpful books, and both play musical instruments. Their desire is to see the lost saved, lives changed for God, and to be a help and encouragement to the pastor and the local church.
Dr. Starr and I are friends and I greatly appreciate his ministry, and spiritual desire. I would encourage you to invite them to come to your church, visit their website, and read their books. You will find their work a great encouragement, and you will not be disappointed.
Dr. Terry Coomer, Pastor, Hope Baptist Church, Sherwood AR Our ministry to them was on Sun, 11/10/13. Rescheduled for 11/8/15. We will work on another date.
It was an honor to have Dr. and Mrs. Randy Starr with us at Faith Baptist Church. His preaching was with the power of the Holy Spirit. Christians were challenged and people responded to be saved. He and Mrs. Starr were an encouragement to all in the service.
Former Pastor J. Arnold Fair, Faith Baptist Church, Angola IN
Our ministry to them was on Wed, 10/23/13 and again Sun. am, 5/4/14. We rescheduled for 4/24/16 and have an open invitation to come and preach.
When my wife and I were brand new to the ministry, God took us through a difficult time of testing. It was during that testing time that God allowed us to meet Pastor and Mrs. Randy Starr at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. To make a long story short, my wife and I were ready to throw in the towel, but after visiting with the Starr’s, God changed our hearts. We eventually moved to Utah, where we have enjoyed a fruitful ministry for more than fifteen years. We have always been grateful for the encouragement we received from Pastor and Mrs. Starr.
Recently, we hosted a Family Camp for our church family. As we prayed about the Family Camp, the Lord clearly impressed Pastor and Mrs. Starr on my heart. We asked them to come, and they did. What a blessing they were to our church family. Their heart for the Lord, for each other, and for families was so evident in everything they said and did throughout the week. Our church loved them, and our families were greatly helped by them. Several of the young couples in our church came by to tell me how the Lord used Pastor Starr’s preaching and Mrs. Starr’s teaching to draw them together in a more intimate way.
The Starr’s are genuine, godly Christians. Pastor Starr preaches the Bible and does not use it as a mere springboard to launch into his opinion. He preaches and teaches in a thoroughly Biblical way. The fruit of the Spirit is evident in their life and ministry. They will be a blessing to your church and to you as a Pastor.
I trust that as you find opportunity, you will have them come to your church. I am excited about the start of this new ministry of theirs, as they travel to churches and help Pastors. I hope that they can be a blessing to you. Written in 2013.
Pastor and Mrs. Starr have a way about them. They know how to encourage a Pastor and his wife. Pastor Starr's preaching is both sound and faithful. He is equipped to teach on just about any subject of importance in a church, and they both have a way of connecting with people in a Christ-honoring, pick-you-up sort of way. Written 10/17/14
Pastor Dave Mallinak, Berean Baptist Church, Ogden UT Our ministry there was 7/25-27/12 and again 8/6-10/14. Rescheduled for 6/5-9/16.
Bro. Randy Starr was used of God when he preached at our church in 2013. He is a solid Bible preacher, with a passion for proclaiming God's truth wherever he preaches.
Pastor Mike Allison, Madison Baptist Church, AL Our ministry to them was on Sun, 11/03/13. We had rescheduled but had to cancel because of Randy's cancer. Will work on another date.
Brother and Mrs. Starr brought a great blessing to our church! The preaching services, women's seminars and the instrumental music were wonderful and our youth was also greatly challenged in the area of purity and modesty.
Pastor Richard Stokes, Berean Bible Baptist Church, Duarte CA Our ministry to them was on Thurs-Sun., 3/27-30/14. Pastor Stokes has 4 churches of which 3 are Spanish.
Dr. Starr came to Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago and was a tremendous blessing to this young preacher. He preached a powerful message against the charismatic movement in the morning, and brought a needed message on the subject of music in the evening. His talented wife Shirley taught our ladies in the afternoon on homemaking. In all, Brother Starr is sound in doctrine, effective in delivery, and wise through his years in a successful pastorate. It is an honor to consider him my friend.
Pastor Courtney Lewis, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Chicago IL Our ministry to them was on Sun, 04/27/14. Randy was sick as a dog all day w/chills & fever lasting 4 more days but made it through the meeting with numbers of decisions.
I enjoyed our visit with you when you came to our church in a couple different ways:
- I enjoyed the fellowship with you as a fellow pastor. Being able to converse with another man with the heart of the pastor was an encouragement to me.
- Your resource table was a blessing to have available. One of the books I was able to get has been a real encouragement to me and to my church as I taught some of the principles from that book to the church.
- It is a blessing knowing that there are still men who are traveling in evangelism that are staying instead of straying. I was not concerned that heresy would be preached in the pulpit, and that is a comfort to me as a pastor knowing I can trust the guest speaker to encourage and strengthen the faith of my people rather than weaken it.
Pastor A. J. Potter, Pleasantville Baptist Church, Pleasantville IA Our ministry to them was on Wed, 08/27/14. We will work on another date.
On behalf of our church "The Phoenix Arabic Bible Church" in Phoenix, AZ, I am writing these few sentences to express our deepest appreciation for the ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Randy Starr. Their ministry of preaching the Word and in Music was such a blessing and a challenge to our congregation. There was a young lady saved during the service who continues to grow in the Lord and we are following up with her through our discipleship course.
I highly recommend the Ministry of Pastor and Mrs. Randy Starr that if the Lord leads you to have them come and minister to your people, they will be of a great blessing to you and your congregation. I have known Pastor and Mrs. Starr for over 20 years. Also, I was one of their church missionaries for many years. Also, we had the privilege of having Pastor Randy Starr visit with us when we were in Paterson, N.J. during our third church plant. If you have any question in their regard, please don't hesitate to contact us. May God richly bless you.
Pastor David Philobes, Phoenix Arabic Bible Church, Phoenix AZ Our ministry to them was on Sun, 02/23/14 when 5-6 received Christ.
Evangelist Randy Starr's message to our church on the subject of "bitterness" was outstanding. Old fashioned Bible preaching! God used him to help our church.
Pastor Jerry Ross, Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Jasonville IN Our ministry to them was on Wed, 05/28/14. We are working on another date.
It was a blessing and privilege to have you and your wife in our services in August. The preaching was very appropriate, the book table had good materials on it, and we really appreciated your willingness to allow Marissa and Joel to participate in a brass quartet with you. Above all, we just enjoyed spending time with the two of you. You have always been a blessing to us, and we are thankful for your faithfulness and friendship.
Pastor Mark Montgomery, Ambassador Baptist Church Our ministry to them was on Sun, 08/31/14. We will work on another date.
Pastor Randy Starr has been a friend of our ministries for many, many years. His zeal for the ministry is contagious and his preaching is always sound and strengthening to our congregation. I am thankful that God is continuing to use his writing, preaching and teaching ministry now that he has transitioned into evangelism. Keep up the good work and may God give you many more years of service for Him.
Pastor Steve Damron, Fairhaven Baptist Church, Chesterton IN Our ministry to them was on Thurs, 05/22/14 plus teaching a course at the college that week. Randy spoke there again in Oct., 2015 and again at Preaching Conf, April, 2016.
I want to thank you for your one day meeting at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Elkton MD. You were a real blessing to my wife and myself. It was a shot in the arm for the both of us. Your messages were just what our church needed even though it was for only one day. May the Lord continue to bless your ministry as you travel across America preaching the Good News of the Gospel.
Former Pastor Ken Scoggins of Maranatha Baptist Church, Elkton MD Our ministry to them was on Sun, 01/26/14.
Our church had Dr. Starr in September of 2013. His preaching was powerful and relevant. Our folks were drawn closer to the Lord as a result of the meetings. He ministers both to the preacher and to the church! If you ever get a cancellation and are within driving distance of Auburn, give me a call and we will see if we can have you. I know those cancellations can really mess things up for a preacher on the road!
Pastor David Dunbar, Freedom Baptist Church, Auburn NY Our ministry to them was on Sun & Wed, 09/22, 25/14 and again in June, 2015. We are resheduled for Oct., 2017.
“As a new Pastor of an established church in a small western town, Bro. Starr was a great blessing to me personally. He made it a point to avail himself in sharing his ministry experience, answering my questions, encouraging me in God’s Word and so much more! As a new Pastor’s wife, my wife had many questions with ministering to the ladies of our church. Mrs. Starr was equally willing & happy to answer questions & encourage my wife.
The Starrs are such a blessing in their example of faithful, Godly service to the Lord, their enthusiasm & zeal for God’s Word! Bro. Starr was a great blessing in his God-honoring preaching. In many ways, his preaching reinforced many practical principles of God’s Word that I have been trying to teach our people. Our church and family are so blessed to have faithful, Godly friends & fellow soldiers in the Lord’s ministry! “To God be the glory, great things He has done” through the ministry of Randy & Shirley Starr!
1 Thessalonians 1:2, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;”
Former Pastor Tyler Brock, Mountain Valley Baptist Church, Challis ID Our ministry to them was on Sat-Sun, 07/26-27/14 and are resheduled for 7/3/16.
Pastor & Mrs. Starr ministered to our church for a special Sunday last spring. Our church enjoyed and appreciated their ministry in both music and message very much. We have them scheduled to return as speakers for our Family Camp and for additional church services. We are very much looking forward to having them back.
Pastor Robert Benefield, Sequoia Baptist Church, Visalia CA Our ministry to them was on Sun, 04/06/14 and are resheduled for early June, 2016.
The Starr's make an amazing team each using there strengths to encourage the Church. The heart of a servant was evident as they jumped right in, from the special music they helped with to the time invested in the individual lives of our church family. I am confident God will use them edify many churches just as he did here at Hunt Valley Baptist Church.
Pastor Caleb Bottrell, Hunt Valley Baptist Church, Hunt Valley MD Our ministry to them was on Wed-Sun, 10/8-12/14. We are working on another date.
It was a real blessing to have Bro. Randy Starr in our services for all day on a Sunday.
We have him scheduled for a Revival Meeting in the future. It would be worth your while to have him and his dear wife in your Church.
Pastor Carl Chitwood, Westside Baptist Church, El Paso TX Our ministry to them was on Sun pm, 1/5/14. We had another date scheduled but Pastor Chitwood had to have surgery.
Evangelist Randy Starr and his wife Shirley attended our 2014 Missions Conference in March. Bro. Starr was our keynote speaker. He and his wife were a real blessing to me, my wife, my church, and the missionaries that were attending our conference. The messages were just what we needed and the support and encouragement by both were invaluable. We have already scheduled them to come again in 2016.
I would highly recommend Evangelist Starr and his wife to any church desiring to have a godly man preach in their pulpit and a godly helpmeet to teach their ladies. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Pastor Phil Clark, West Coast Baptist Church, Vista CA Our ministry to them was on Sun-Fri, 3/9-14/14 and again on 3/13-16/16. We will work on another date.
My wife and were greatly blessed to have the Starrs with us. It is always an encouragement to to have another servant at your side who understands the joys and struggles of pastoral ministry. The preaching was a blessing and the resources were a help to the people of our church.
Dr. Walter Widdis, First Baptist Church, Laurel MT Our ministry to them was on Sun, 6/22/14. We've been invited back and will work on another date.
It was such a joy to have you preach for us last May 7th here at Harvest Baptist Temple. Your faithful preaching of the Word of God was instructive, encouraging, and powerful; your passion for souls and desire to help God’s people was so appreciated. Thank you for the beautiful special music provided by you and your wife. Your friendship and servant’s heart means a lot to us here at Harvest Baptist Temple.
Pastor James Lewis, Jr., Harvest Baptist Temple, Clyde OH Our ministry to them was on Wed, 5/7/14. This was my preacher. We will work on another date.
It was a huge blessing to have Bro Starr and his wife with us over the summer. Bro Starr encouraged our church through his testimony, his burden for lost souls, and the preaching of God's word. I would highly recommend this dear couple as they travel the country ministering to churches as they have so faithfully done over the past 30 plus years.
Former Pastor Philip Brown, Calvary Baptist Church, Bozeman MT Our ministry to them was on Sun, 6/29/14
Randy and Shirley Starr are two of the finest Christians that I have ever met. They came to our church for our Fall Revival and gave of themselves the entire week. The Lord used Bro. Starr as he preached genuine Bible messages that touched the heart of our people. Our people still talk about what the Lord did in all of our hearts! Their Christ-like example and ministry experience was the perfect combination of a wonderful week! Looking forward to their return!
Pastor's wife from TX where we've had two meetings and the Pastor asked how to set up a soul-winning and membership class: (received 7 mo. after our last mtg.)
God has been blessing the church in so many spiritual ways. People are being saved all the time. We had about 6 weeks where we had baptisms every week. Also after having a New membership class 4 families joined! We have been so excited about what God is doing. Also our new soul winners club started and we are already seeing people saved and it has been such a blessing. Thank you for all your encouragement. Shirley, you are such a blessing to me. We love you all and are praying for you. God Bless.
Pastor Aaron Samples, Grace Baptist Church, Urbana OH Our ministry to them was on Sun-Wed, 10/6-9/13 Rescheduled for revival in Oct, 2016
The work of an Evangelist is not a one man show. While there is a great need for evangelizing, edifying, and equipping, and the fruit is real, the cost is great to accomplish this task. God has met us on our initial survival budget, but we realized after four months the need to follow the advice of a veteran evangelist.
He counseled us to raise support to: enable us 1) to go to churches who otherwise couldn’t afford to take care of us, 2) to pay for unforeseen vehicle breakdowns and rising fuel prices, 3) to keep going in down times because of health problems, 4) to save for tire replacement, capital expenses such as vehicle/computer replacement, and rising insurance prices. 5) to secure more prayer support. Those who give always pray more for what they give to. In the spiritual battles we face on the evangelistic trail, we (like any missionary) need folks undergirding us in prayer.
That evangelist told us that he had raised at least $1600/month which has kept him over the past 25 years. However, with rising prices, that would translate to $2000/month as our target for support. By October 2016, our adjusted goal will be about $2500/mo.
Therefore, we need individuals and churches who believe in what we are doing to partner with us to underwrite our work all over America, Canada, and beyond. We can surely use one-time gifts but are especially looking for partners who will promise ongoing monthly prayer and support.
As of the Summer of 2016, we have churches and individuals whose total ongoing commitment to support totals almost $1700, so we are 85% toward our old goal. Would YOU consider partnering with us in prayer and support? Pastor, will you consider adding us to your missionary giving? Our goal as always will be “fruit from our ministry that may abound to your account.”
You can send us support by clicking the appropriate paypal button on our donate page. Please click the link below to visit our donate page. Paypal will charge us 3.5% to transfer your gift. On a $50 gift, we receive $48.25. That would be a big help. But if you would rather not send it by credit card on our website, write or email me your intention at firstname.lastname@example.org and send checks to: Starr Ministries, 754 E. Main St., Dallastown PA 17313.
For those who support us monthly with $50 or more, we want to say thank you by sending a first-edition copy of every new book OR other resource we produce as long as your support continues to come. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you.