A dedicated member since 1975 and ordained in 1982, Dea. Wright has worked in many capacities for Eastern Star Church over the years including 14 years as chief operating officer. He has served as the church treasurer, Sunday School teacher, New Members class teacher and JEWEL Bible Institute instructor. Currently, he serves as the church’s Stewardship Director, responsible for the strategy and implementation of giving at all three campuses. Wright’s belief that Eastern Star is a “soul saving, disciple developing church,” continues to inspire him, his wife Gina, and their two children. His guiding scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.
A member since 1977 and ordained since 1982, Dea. Fields has served in many capacities including being a Sunday School and a New Members Orientation teacher, as well as being on the Usher Board. Retired from General Motors after 31 years of service, Fields currently works at Pike Township Trustee’s office as a case worker and assistant trustee. He graduated from Martin University with a BS in Business and a MS in Urban Ministry. He and his wife Doris have raised three children at Eastern Star Church; and currently, they enjoy their five grandchildren. His guiding scripture is Psalms 39.
As a prominent singer and a business owner, Dea. Johnson has been a member of Eastern Star Church for 48 years and ordained since 1996. He was a part of the mass choir for 15 years, a member of the male choir for 13 years, a Sunday School teacher for 11 years and a Bible school teacher. He is currently a member of the Senior Saints Ministry. Johnson has been married for 26 years to Annie; they have one daughter. His guiding scripture is Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
A member since 1982, Dea. Marshall has been involved in several activities including the Men of Purpose, nursing home and prison ministries. He has also been a Boy Scouts Master, basketball coach, Sunday School teacher and missionary in Ghana, West Africa. Ordained in 1992, Marshall notes that Eastern Star Church is a “bible believing, teaching, preaching church. It is a helping and vibrant church in the community, city, state and world.” Marshall, a Department of Transportation supervisor, has two children and enjoys a variety of activities and relaxing with his family. His guiding scripture is Philippians 4:6-7.
With more than 49 years of membership and an ordained in 1989, Dea. Murry has witnessed the church’s growth and its commitment to community. He has been apart of that service through evangelism, the prison ministry, nursing home visits, connection through the district, state and national convention, as an usher for 26 years and as a chief usher for 10 years. Murry is currently a member of the Men of Purpose and Communion ministries. He and his wife Judy have four children. His guiding scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV).
Baptized at the age of 13, Dea. Robinson has been a member for more than 57 years and was ordained in 1986. As an active New Members teacher and a frequent missionary in Africa, he stresses the importance of “having your testimony ready to tell and knowing how to lead someone to Christ.” Robinson’s guiding scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” He and his wife Linda have three children and a host of loving grandchildren.
Dea. Turner joined Eastern Star Church in 1962 and was ordained in 1985. He has served in Sunday Church School, as a JEWEL Human Services food pantry volunteer, a Men of Purpose member, a JEWEL Educational Services Board Member and a JEWEL Human Services Board Member. Turner retired from Indianapolis Power & Light Co. after 29 years of dedicated work. He and his wife Sherrie have one son. Many of his favorite scriptures rest in Romans Chapter 8.
Shrewsberry is the President/CEO of Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC, a civil and environmental engineering company in Indianapolis. He and his wife Brenda have three children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. As a member of Eastern Star Church for more than 25 years, Shrewsberry stays active in Sunday School and Christian Education Ministry. He notes that the church has been, “a spiritual and personal blessing for me and my family. I continually thank God for making me one of the most blessed persons in the world!” His favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20 (KJV).
Lewis is the Executive Director for Purdue University’s Krannert Professional Development Center. Prior to his role at Purdue, he spent 30 years as a corporate finance executive. Randall has been married to Helen for 25 years and they have two children, Kaila and Kyle. The Lewis family has attended Eastern Star Church for 11 years. Prior to Eastern Star Church, Randall served as a Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg, California and the New Beginnings Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lewis has participated in the communion ministry for the past three years and through this work, he has learned that “Eastern Star Church is a church that is very responsive to the needs of its members and the community. This is evidenced by how extensively the ministries serve individuals throughout the city and in other parts of the world.” His favorite scripture is Psalm 23.
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa, Matuka moved to Muncie, IN with her family when she was two years old. After graduating from Ball State University with a BA in Marketing, Matuka moved to Indianapolis in 2007. She also graduated from Anderson University with her MBA and is currently in marketing at Interactive Intelligence. She has been an active member at Eastern Star Church since joining in 2010, holding a position as the marketing chair for the millennial focus group. Matuka notes, “God has gifted Eastern Star Church with many members who are blessed with different spiritual gifts. As we become more intergenerational, I would like to see more millennials get involved. It is just not enough to come to church on Sundays, we have to do more to glorify and honor the body of Christ.” Her guiding scripture is Romans 8:28.
A member since 1990, Poore and his wife Pam are McDonald’s Owners/Operators of four restaurants in Indianapolis and have three beautiful children. At Eastern Star, he serves as a subject matter expert in the JEWEL Bible Institute, JEWEL experience class and assists in serving communion. Poore has also been active on the usher board, a prayer counselor, a Sunday School teacher, member of Men’s Day Chorus, new member counselor and served as the Campaign Director for the most recent stewardship campaign. Poore notes that, “Eastern Star is a church where everybody can fit in and become active in ministry.” The Lincoln University graduate has four pillars in his life: faith, family, fitness and finance. He works each day to balance each of these priorities to keep focused and moving in the right direction. His guiding scripture is Psalms 24:1.