Senior Pastor: Rev. Dexter B. Upshaw Sr.

pastor_picGreetings!
 
There are so many great things I want for you, whether you are a first-time guest or member of Rising Star Baptist Church. Words can’t fully express my desire to make these hopes a reality in your life each and every day. I believe we are a family that shares a common love for one another and our Lord.
 
I see a church…
 
* Whose heartfelt worship touches and changes lives here through sermons that are Biblical, practical and relevant.
* Where you can grow in Bible study with other Christians.
* Serious about helping you serve in an area of ministry, using your gifts and talents to meet the needs of others.
* Where the whole family can have fun because they are experiencing God in a real and personal way.
 
If you are a visitor, we would love to have you as our guest. If you are considering relocating to the Conroe/Woodlands area or already live here and are looking for a church home, join us as you grow in your walk with Christ, or learn how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, if you don’t already know Him. We pray you will consider Rising Star and join us for Sunday school and Worship Services. Our Youth are doing wonderful and exciting things, as well as our Music and other ministries. We have Ministries to meet the gifts of people of all ages.
 
We hope you will find Our History and What We Believe informative and inviting, so that you can gain some insight into our family of faith. Our website is an on-going ministry and our desire is to make it meet your needs, so if you don’t find the information you are looking for, please feel free to drop us an email or give us a call.
 
I pray that these are not just words on a page but a reality each time you are here with us. I want Rising Star Baptist Church to be a place for you!
 
Pastor Dexter B. Upshaw Sr.
Pastor Upshaw’s Biography
 
Pastor Upshaw received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Wiley College, Marshall, Texas in 1979 and Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas in 1991.
 
He has a passion for and a history of community involvement. He is the Past President of the Longview Area Ministerial Alliance, a past board member of the South Montgomery County YMCA, Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County Trustee Board and the South Montgomery United Way. He is currently serving as Trustee on the Board of Conroe Regional Medical Center and a member of the Lone Star College – Conroe Advisory Committee. In June 2009 Pastor Upshaw retired after 30 years in education.
 
For over thirty years Pastor Upshaw has been preaching the gospel. He has been the Pastor of Rising Star since 1997 where under his leadership Rising Star has experienced phenomenal growth. He has licensed 8 ministers of the gospel and ordained 15 deacons. Community outreach programs have been implemented and numerous ministries have been formed to provide opportunities for members to exercise their spiritual gifts in the church body.
 
Pastor Upshaw is married to Joyce L. Upshaw who is a 4th Grade teacher at Sue Park Elementary School in the Conroe School District. They have three children, Dexter Jr., DeAndre and Danielle.