Who are we?

Learn Who We Are?

ornament1Rising Star is a bible teaching, bible preaching, family oriented church. This church is lead by the visionary Pastor B.T. Lewis and has been serving its community for over 35 years.

Our Faith

ornament1The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth.

Our History

ornament1Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church was founded by Pastor B.T. Lewis Sr. on April 20, 1979 in Fresno, CA. Now lead by his son, for over 35 years Rising Star has faithfully served its community.

What We Do?

ornament1At Rising Star, we engage in domestic and foreign mission. From local outreach such as Night Walks to foreign mission trips to Haiti and Jamaica, we truly are a missionary baptist church.

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23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (‭Proverbs‬…

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬…

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Helen Jenkins, 80, right, bows her head during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary…

Nine candles burn during a vigil held at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Courtesy of…

Reverend Sharon F. R. Avril, pastor of Carter Memorial A.M.E Church in Fresno, right, speaks…

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"We are a family of believers, striving to do God's will, through the aid of the Holy Spirit. Having an intimate relationship with Jesus is the most important thing we can do."
James Hannah


"The Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church has been an awesome source of encouragement and spiritual growth for me and my family."
Deborah Lewis


"Rising Star is a Christ-centered family of Christians who are lead by the Holy Spirit, sharing the message of our Lord and Savior Jesus with our community and pursuing the God-ordained potential of every member."
Marie Chatman


"Rising Star has afforded my family the opportunity to be involved in worshiping and praising God whether it is through venues of Bible Study, Prayer, Mission, as well as participating with various other church auxiliaries."