About Us

 

BISHOP D. W. LIZARRAGA:

Daniel William Lizarraga was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He is the beloved pastor of MorningStar Apostolic Church International. His calling for the ministry began in October of 1978. He received his training as he served as Assistant Pastor at United Pentecostal Church of Tempe for seven years. In January of 1984 he began the work that is now MSAC He is the anointed leader, international speaker and God’s shepherd of this fine congregation.

Pastor Lizarraga is a man of integrity and Godly character. He is a wise steward of the things of God. His powerful preaching is convicting and life changing. His passion is to teach end time prophecy. He has a special anointing that produces positive results. Those under his ministry are blessed by his love and example.

 

PASTOR & FAMILY:

Samuel Jason Lizarraga is the son of Bishop and First Lady D.W. Lizarraga. His life is an example to the younger generation of one who has maintained a good report before God. Through his testimony many have been encouraged and challenged to live for the Lord amidst the pressures of our day.

Pastor Jason and his wife, Anna, have been married since 1993 and have two children, Lyanna Janel and Daniel Blaze. He was called to preach in 1997 and ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 2001. With a practical, yet insightful preaching style, Pastor Jason is dedicated to fortifying the body of Christ and spreading the good news of the Gospel to everyone he ministers to.

 

THE CHURCH:

MorningStar Apostolic Church International consists of people of divers ethnic backgrounds who are endeavoring to serve God in their every day living. We’ve been established by the Lord to shine the light of His glorious Gospel to the world. Built on the foundation of the Apostles’ doctrine, and empowered by Jesus Christ, our Chief Corner Stone. God has shown His favor toward us, and we are humbled by His goodness. If you are searching for truth, peace, life everlasting, miracles, restoration, or a shelter from life’s storms, please come!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Upon arriving you’ll find a warm welcome by our parking lot attendants who will assist you with parking. As you enter the building our greeting team is available to answer any questions or concerns you might have. They will give you a “Visitor’s Card” we encourage you to fill this out. This allows us to get more acquainted with you and to serve you better. If you arrive early, you’ll find our He-Brew’s Lounge that offers you and your family complimentary refreshments.

As you enter our sanctuary, you’ll be met by our usher staff who will help you find a seat. Our services last approximately 2 hours and incorporate Biblical praise and worship according to:

Psa. 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Psa. 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Psa. 150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

 

Our Pastors preach, teach, exhort, admonish the congregation to a closer walk with God. Our part is to allow the WORD to find good ground in our hearts so that we may be blessed with a life filled with the “good fruit” of the Spirit.

So, please….Come as you are, but leave changed by the power of God!

Wholeheartedly,

Samuel Jason Lizarraga

Pastor, MorningStar Apostolic Church International

 

We Believe

We believe that The Bible contains the complete Word of God and every word in it is true. (Psa. 119:160, John 17:17)

We believe in One true God. He was manifested in the flesh as Jesus Christ. We are monotheistic. (Deut. 6:4, John 14:9)

We believe that obedience in repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus, receiving, and being led of His Spirit to all truth which is holiness. (Acts 2:38)

We believe in the infilling of the Holy Ghost as evidenced in the book of Acts. (Acts 2:4, 10:46)

We believe in the local assembly and the gathering of the saints for worship, praise and fellowship. (Heb. 10:25)

We believe that the pastor is the head of the local church. He must be able to preach/prophesy, teach, and do the work of an evangelist in spreading the Apostles’ doctrine.

(Eph. 4:11)

We believe in the “catching away” of the believers who have made themselves ready.

(1 Th. 4:17)

We believe that following the rapture, there will be a tribulation period of seven years for the world and all who were not ready. (Matt. 24:21)

We believe…Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (Jude 1:21)