Rev. Larry J. Arrington, Pastor

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Rev. Larry J. Arrington is a native of Yorktown, Virginia.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Evansville, Indiana.

He holds an Associate degree from Rappahannock Community College.

He graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School.

He matriculated through the public schools of Gloucester County.

Pastor Arrington is widowed.

He is the father of one daughter, Janee L. Arrington and one son, Matthew S. Arrington.

He frequently conducts the invocation at the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors Monthly meeting.

He has served on the Superintendent's Planning team at Page Middle School.

He is currently the assistant institute instructor for the Gloucester Union Relief Association.

He was named Outstanding Adult Essayist for the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal Apple for the Teacher.

He holds a five-gallon blood donation pin from the American Red Cross.

He sees First Morning Star Baptist Church as, "GOD'S SERVICE STATION- COME IN TO REFUEL YOUR SOUL".

He was installed as the 14th pastor of First Morning Star Baptist Church on November 7, 2010.

Rev. Wilbert (Wil) Early, Jr., Associate Pastor

Reverend Wil Early is a native of Aulander, North Carolina and is married to Dr. Gloria Savage-Early (his high school sweetheart), a native of Roxobel, North Carolina.

They are proud parents of a son who also served in the Air Force and resides in the Charleston South Carolina area.

Reverend Wil and Dr. Gloria both retired from the Air Force after completing several tours within the states and abroad.

Reverend Wil is currently employed at Joint Base Langley Eustis as the Director of Safety and the Associate Pastor of First Morning Star Baptist Church in Bena, VA.  

Reverend Wil has a passion for studying, preaching and teaching the Word of God.

His love for God’s people and compassion for the lost can be seen throughout his life and ministry.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion with a consecration in Christian Ministries from Liberty University.

He previously pastored for 15 years at Abundant Harvest Worship Center in Gloucester, VA (a church plant) where both he and Dr. Gloria ministered to the local community.

Both Reverend Wil and Dr. Gloria are licensed and ordained ministers since November 2004.

Reverend Wil and Dr. Gloria work faithfully to disciple God’s people into being the vessels of honor He has created them to be.