Jerry Ashley, Our Pastor
Jerry was born and raised in Miami, FL, after graduating from Hialeah High School he joined the Marine corps and was Honorably discahged in 1960. Jerry then joined the Metro-Miami Police Department, where he advanced to the rank of Homicide Detective. In 1969, he left the Police Dept and joined the Miami Beach Fire Department. In 1973. he married Paula Budd and together they worked on various successful business ventures, including roof painting, aircraft parts, import and a restaurant.
In 1983, Jerry ran into a fellow fire fighter named Julio Garcia, who he had not seen in 3 months. Right away, Jerry noticed and realized Julio seemed completely different. Jerry watched and listened to what Julio had to say. Julio had given his heart and life to Jesus. Even with the discernment that Jerry learned as a detective, he could not discount the radical metamorphosis that he saw in Julio. Soon after, Jerry gave his life to the Lord.
In 1985, Jerry and Paula moved to Summerville, SC, where his family lived. They attended and served in local churches as teachers, elders, and home group leaders. They bought a Christian bookstore in Summerville, which they ran until 1998. For a while, the Lord taught them about spiritual warfare and allowed them an active ministry in deliverance out of their home.
In 1995, they began hosting regular Saturday night meetings in their living room which started with 7 people. One of these friends told them of extraordinary conferences in Charlotte, NC. They attended a MorningStar Ministries' Heart of David Conference at the Heritage USA barn in April 1995 and once again the course of their lives changed. That year, Jerry enrolled in the inaugural class of the MorningStar School of Ministry and graduated in 1998.
On January 25, 1997 they saw the birth of DayStar Church. Since then, Jerry has continued in his through examination of the Scripture and his relentless pursuit of the Lord. His fresh and relevant perspective has earned the respect of his peers and the faithfulness of his flock. Paula is a wise counsel to the church and her hospitality always warms the room.
Margie Sutton, Worship Leader
Daystar Church's Worship Music
Psalm 95:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
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