Currently celebrating Sunday School @9:45AM & Worship Service @11:00AM!
We hope to see you at The Star of Durham, Morning Star!

Bible Studies have resumed on Wednesdays at 12.00PM and 7:00PM in the Sanctuary.

To be a loving and encouraging church that aids to build an individuals relationship with God and with the body of believers.

Here at Morning Star all are welcome. No matter where you are in life, there will be a word delivered to inspire and uplift you in knowing Jesus Christ.

Holding Hands

4610 Fayetteville Rd.

Durham, NC 27713



March 28, 2020 - until...

Sermons and Bible Study Webcasts

Clicking on the brown "FAITH" icon at the top of this page will take you to Morning Star's YouTube Channel. Once there you listen to pre-recorded sermons and Bible Study lessons. Catch us on Wednesday's at 12 noon and 7:00PM for live Bible Study webcasts. 

We will also begin broadcasting our services live on the internet! Stay tuned for more information!


A new video will be coming soon! 


Please leave the upper deck for the handicapped, there are two lower decks with available parking!


  • High energy church services

  • Powerful sermons

  • Amazing choir

  • Excellent child care

  • Loving church family 


For children ages 4-12,

available on every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday of the month!

July 1, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Richard T. Donaldson Scholarship

It's that time again! You can win a $500 scholarship for your college education. Recipients must be a current member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, or have a parent/guardian who is a member of Morning Star. Recipient must not be over the age of 21 and must be a graduating High School Senior or currently attending a college or university. So sharpen your writing skills! We will begin accepting scholarship applications on July 1st. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 25th. Click here for an application.
July 1, 2021 - July 25, 2021


It has been decided by our Moderator that the 2021 Annual Session will abbreviated to one day event scheduled for July 22, 2021. The Annual Session will also be live-streamed on a VIRTUAL ONLY platform. I am encouraging all members to participate in this year's annual session by attending via ZOOM. Information for the session can be found below.

Details for the webinar:       


Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: New Hope Association Annual Session

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:


One tap mobile:

    US: +13017158592,,83595057747# or +13126266799,,83595057747#



    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or
                +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833


Webinar ID: 835 9505 7747

    International numbers  available:



Per Moderator Rev. Norman T. Umstead, Jr.


Expectations When Attending Services

June 6, 2021

 Hallelujah! Halleluiah! Praise the Lord! Our prayers have been answered! We are now open and beginning to resume our worship services and our Bible Studies! Please note that there are certain expectations when attending any service, meeting, or Bible Study class. Please note our policies below...


1. Anyone attending ANY MSMBC event MUST wear a mask! Since the church is

    viewed as a private institution we are able to require masks for all church events.

2. For anyone fully vaccinated we will still require you to wear a mask. Due to the

    fact that children are not able to be vaccinated we will require this out of concern

    for the children as well as for your own health. In the event someone should

    contract COVID-19 the church cannot be held accountable.

3. We will shut down again should the COVID-19 situation become worse enough

    that restrictions are put back in place by the Federal, State, or local governments.


Though social distancing is no longer required, we will still be requiring social distancing (minimum of 3 feet) for all MSMBC related events. Please respect everyone and continue to practice social distancing. If you are not yet vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated to protect yourself as well as your brothers and sisters in Christ.

All ministries may resume their meetings but please talk with the pastor prior to resuming. We are asking ministries to meet in the fellowship hall where there is extra space to practice social distancing. We want to celebrate! As I said before, God always has a remnant left from which He will rebuild. Let's be a part of His remnant and REINVIGORATE one another as well as any visitors with His Word!

There will still be one way into and out of the church for all worship services. ALL will enter through the vestibule and we encourage the use of the touch-less hand sanitizing stations that will be set up for everyone to use.

ALL Morning Star events (Special days, special events, etc.) have been cancelled for the remainder of this year. We will still respect and honor the budget put in place for 2021 by the members of Morning Star.