About Starr Publications

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About Starr Publications

Randy was a Baptist pastor for 38 years and is a father and a grandfather. Shirley was a pastor's wife, is an RN, a mother, and a grandmother. We desire to serve individuals, families, churches, and schools by producing helpful, Biblical, well-researched, and instructive materials at affordable prices. We hope you will try our books and give us feedback. If you find them helpful, we encourage you to write us how they've helped you, recommend them to others, and give them as gifts.  In the Summer of 2012, we added books by other Independent Baptist authors to our site for your convenience and edification.  We pray they will be a blessing to you.

Meet the Authors at SP

Randy Starr graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1973 with a B.S. degree in Education with majors in Math and Geography.  Sensing the call to preach and serving as Principal of a Christian School, he completed his M.S. degree at Bob Jones University in Education Administration in 1980.  In May, 2013 Fairhaven Baptist College conferred on him an honorary Doctorate Degree.  For 14 years, he served as Assistant Pastor to James Lewis at Harvest Baptist Temple in Clyde OH before coming to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brogue PA as their pastor where he served from 1990 to 2013.

In September, 2013 the Starrs launched into a nationwide Evangelistic ministry (click on Starr Ministries above to learn more).

Shirley Starr home schooled her three children, taught ladies’ Bible studies, ladies’ Sunday School classes, and Bible Institute classes for women as well as counseled many ladies. The Lord has equipped her with this wealth of experience and a quest to keep digging in God’s Word for Biblical insights to share with Christian ladies today.  Shirley carries a burden for Pastors' wives.

William Hardecker, Jr. graduated from Fairhaven Baptist College in 1999 with a B.A. degree in Missions and an M.A in Bible in 2004. He served on the pastoral staff of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brogue PA as Associate pastor directing Music, Children's ministries, and Missions from May, 2004 to 2013.  With a love for God, His Word, His people, and reading, Bill began to expand his ministry in 2011 with his first book, Disciplines for New Believers (an 8-week devotional guide for new believers), followed in 2013 by Living For & Rejoicing in Christ (a study guide for the book of Philippians).  In 2013, he began deputation as a missionary to the Philippines sent by Mt. Zion Baptist Church and arrived in the Philippines September, 2016.  In late 2014, He finished his third book, #Tott (Think on These Things), a 365 day reader.  He and his wife, Marcia, have 2 children.

Jenna L. Starr is a homeschool grad accepted to attend Christian College in the fall of 2020.  She is an accomplished pianist, a talent she uses at church playing for specials and congregational singing.  Additionally, she loves horses, reading, writing, serving, and her family.  Her first book, written in 2018, was a novel.  Its sequel will follow soon!  She loves the Lord and wants to be used by Him in whatever way He sees fit.

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