Morning Star

About Us

Our Beliefs

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

The Bible

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.


 It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The new birth of man’s spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon a spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Go Ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

Jesus Christ in Matt: 28: 19-20

Our History

Morning Star Ministries was organized in 2008 with the primary goal of reaching the American Indian with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been determined that less that 10% of American Indians make any claim to the Christian Faith. We want to encourage existing work among Indian people and seek to establish new work as the Lord provides the Leadership. The work of reaching the American Indian has been slowly but surely diminishing in recent years, as the energy and efforts of most Evangelical groups are being placed upon other people groups.
It has also been determined that the American Indian makes a more positive response to other American Indians and we hope this will enable us to reach some areas that have not been reached yet.

Morning Star Ministry Team
Pastor Charles P. Locklear 
Founding Director
Pastor, Bethany Christian Fellowship
Pembroke, NC
Lumbee Tribe of NC 
Pastor Chris Hunt
US Navy Commander (retired)
Pembroke, NC
Lumbee Tribe of NC 
Bro. Jim Hunt
Advisory Board Chairman
Lumbee Tribe of NC
Pastor Sam Harvin
Church At Anderson Creek, 
Spring Lake, NC
Deacon Renford Scott
Lumbee Tribe,
Berea Baptist Church, Pembroke, NC
Mark D. Locklear 
Lumbee Tribe, 
Attorney At Law, 
Locklear,Jacobs,Hunt & Brooks, 
Lumberton, NC
Vicky Hammonds
Lumbee Tribe,
Bethany Christian Fellowship,
Lumberton, NC
Pastor Darrell Callahan
Lumbee Tribe,
First Assembly Of God,
Maxton, NC
Linda Chavis
Lumbee Tribe,
Hoke County Holiness Church

In our most recent reporting to the IRS,
we were once again approved for our methods of receiving and distributing contributions.
Since the beginning, we have never been questioned about a single thing
in our annual report.
Our Certified Public Accountants keep us informed and on track for a perfect audit every year.