Morning Star Staff


Music Ministry:

Tom McGowan
(Music Minister)

PHOTO - Tom Staff

Tom has been a member of the Morning Star Musis Ministry Tam since July 1994. He was performing with a musical group at the Ocean County Fair when his wife came across the Morning Star booth advertising for an accompanist. Tom auditioned that following Sunday and the rest is history.He’s employed as a full time electronic engineer but his real love is muisc. Tom has been amusician for over twenty-five years. Together with julie Lawrence, he has composed two original songs. The sheet music is Copyright Pending and will be available soon.






Tony DiDia
(Choir Director)

PHOTO - Tony Staff

Tony has been a musician and vocalist most of his life, singing and playing in wedding and party bands as a young man, and studing piano, voice and opera privately. He has performed in community theaters professionally and semi-professionally for more than thirth years as a musical director, actor and singer. He also studied electronic engineering technology and received his associate’s degree from DeVry University. He worked as a technical writer, writing maintenance, repair, and installation manuals. He is originally from Belleville New Jersey, and moved to So. Toms River in 1999. He is so glad to become a part of the Morning Star Family and is looking forward to revitalizing his relationship with God.







Carol Ketchersid