Ross Whiteaker 

Lead Pastor

 

People who know me best know that my relationship with God, family, and friends is foundational to everything I do.  I believe God likes and loves us. God’s grace is all encompassing- there is nothing we can do to make God love us less or love us more. 

Wife:

Michelle Whiteaker 

 

Children: 

Ellice (2004)

Emmery (2008)

 

Education:

Master of Divinity, Iliff School of Theology (Denver, CO) 

BS Government, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)

 

TV shows that I like:

Mad Men

Breaking Bad

The Wire

Stranger Things

Last Man on Earth

Seinfeld 

 

Favorite Music:

Ryan Bingham

My Morning Jacket

Chance the Rapper

Kendrick Lamar

Mandolin Orange

 

Fiction books that I’ve enjoyed:

The Border Trilogy & The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Lonesome Dove - James McMurtry

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

 

Non Fiction books that I’ve enjoyed:

Just Mercy by Brian Stephenson

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer

Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance by Robin Meyers

 

Podcasts:

Judge John Hodgeman

The Moth

This American Life

On Being

Brains On

Homebrewed Christianity

MORNING STAR
a united methodist community

1-575-521-3770

info@mstarlc.church

2941 Morning Star Drive

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Worship Services:

Sundays: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Children's Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00 AM

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