Rev. DeWayne F. Davis Sr.

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Rev. DeWayne F. Davis Sr. serves as the Pastor of New Morning Star M.B. Church on the Westside of Chicago for over 18 years. His encouraging and practical expository preaching and teaching is a blessing to God’s people. With over 30 years of ministry experience, he inspires others to grow in their relationship with God by assisting them to practically apply the Word of God in their lives.

Pastor Davis is a graduate of Westinghouse High School; attended the University of Illinois (Chicago Circle) and later pursued an education at Crossroads Bible College of Indianapolis, IN. He is currently pursuing a degree at Trinity Bible College and Seminary.

He has served in several churches throughout the years as a musician, choir director, and Assistant Pastor. In 1989 he moved to Indianapolis, IN to serve as the first African-American Director of Urban Ministries of Central Indiana Youth for Christ. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Outreach, Indianapolis, IN.  In 1995 he was appointed Assistant Pastor of Berean Bible Church of Indianapolis under the leadership of Pastor Charles Simmons Sr. In 1997 he planted Triumph Community of Indianapolis, IN. Four years later in 2001, he returned to Chicago to serve as the Pastor of New Morning Star M.B. Church.


Born and raised on the Westside of Chicago, IL Pastor Davis has been married to his gorgeous wife 1st Lady Vanessa for 33 years and is the father of 3 sons: DeVawn; DeWayne Jr. Chaz, and 2 daughters: Lynnessa and Latrice. He loves spending time with his wife and family; studying the Word; a singer, songwriter, and musician he enjoys all genres of music; a very jovial individual who loves comedy and just having a good time with people. As a writer and author, he has published his first book, The Topical Book of Proverbs: Wisdom at Your Fingertips (Outskirts Press). One of his favorite phrases you’ll often hear him say is, “I’ve never gotten over my salvation!”

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Associate Minister

Rev. Collis B. Smith

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Rev. Collis Smith serves as one of our associate ministers whose current responsibilites include Youth Pastor, teaches the Adult Sunday School, Wednesday evenings and conducts the New Member Orientation Class. Ordained in 1997 under the leadership of former Pastor Marion Morris Jr.,  Rev. Smith is married to his wife Monique and have 2 boys; Armani and Christian.

Assistant Pastor

Rev. Karl Nero

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Reverend Karl Nero preached his first sermon on March 9, 2014, entering into the Gospel Ministry at NMS. He was ordained by Pastor DeWayne F. Davis Sr. and Council on September 25, 2016. He currently serves as Assistant Pastor, Director of Visitors Inreach Ministry and sings on the Praise Team. He has a Masters Degree in Theology from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Rev. Nero is married to his wife Melanie and has one son, Kaleb and two daughters Madison and Morgan.

Minister In Training

Minister James Gentry

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Minister James Gentry preached his first sermon on June 10, 2010 entering into the Gospel Ministry at NMS. Minister Gentry currently serves as the Childdren's Ministry Director and Assistant Teen Sunday School Teacher. Minister Gentry is married to his wife Ericka and have 4 sons.... and one daugher Cierrae.