MorningStar Publications and Ministries is a diverse and expanding international ministry founded by Rick and Julie Joyner in 1985. It began with the biblical mandate of Matthew 24:45-46:
Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
To comply with this mandate, we seek to always serve the Master's household, not be served by it. Our ministry motto is:
“We will not use people to build our ministry, but we use our ministry to build people.”
One of the primary ways that we are called to do this is to provide the household of faith with the highest quality spiritual food that is timely, or “meat in due season.” Our goal is to help strengthen the church by helping believers become the strongest Christians possible, and therefore true light and salt in the earth. This is the focus around which every aspect of the ministry revolves.