Our Team

  • Senior Pastor:

    Rev. Aaron Phelps

    Pastor Aaron grew up at Star, and has served previously as a deacon and interim pastor here before becoming our full time Senior Pastor. Aaron has a deep love for God's Word and works hard not just to preach topical sermons on Sunday morning, but also to lead our congregation in living out our faith every single day of the week. Preaching at Star has been like "coming home" for Aaron, and his presence here has truly made our church family complete!

    Aaron began pastoring here with his wife Arianne in March 2016. They have two children, Tori and Jake, who are both active in the Star Youth group. Aaron loves his family and enjoys any chance that he gets to sit down and watch movies or a good show with them!


    Email: aaron@stargbchurch.com

    Phone: (618) 273-3226 ext. 2

  • Associate/Youth pastor:

    Rev. Javier Perdomo

    Pastor Javier was born in Venezuela, but he grew up and spent most of his life in Florida, where he served as a pastoral intern at another Baptist church for 4 years before being called to serve here at Star Church. Javier began pastoring here in December 2019, and serves by creating and coordinating curriculum for Star's Sunday School, Children's Church, and Wednesday Night Ignite Services, as well as teaching our High School Youth and leading our youth in worship every Wednesday Night! 

    Javier is married to Victoria Perdomo, and they have never felt more at home than here at Star! On his day off, you can usually find him watching a movie with Victoria, reading a book, playing video games, or playing guitar.


    Email: javier@stargbchurch.com

    Phone: (618) 273-3226 ext. 3

  • Children's Ministry Director:

    Victoria Perdomo

    Victoria grew up and spent most her life in Florida, where she worked at First American Title as a front desk receptionist and then as a post-closing processor. Victoria grew up at church and in a Christian household and was always really involved in her church: from helping organize the college ministry, to periodically teaching Children's Church to leading the youth drama department, her heart has always been in investing into future generations. She began working as our Children's Ministry Director in February 2020.

    Victoria is married to Pastor Javier, and they're a fantastic duo that fit right in at Star! When she's not brainstorming new activity ideas for the children and youth, Victoria can be found watching movies, enjoying trips out to the mall, or going out for a run!


    Email: victoria@stargbchurch.com

    Phone: (618) 273-3226 ext. 4

  • secretary:

    Pat Kittinger

    Pat grew up at Star Church and has been an active member here for many years. Pat is a retired educator who taught school in Eldorado for 33 years, and then finished up her career at John A. Logan College. After retiring, she began helping out with technology and social media here at Star, and ever since, she has been instrumental at organizing events and bringing order to the inner workings of our church. Pat currently works part-time as our church secretary.

    On her time off, Pat enjoys boating and engaging in other outdoor activities.


    Email: info@stargbchurch.com

    Phone: (618) 273-3226 ext. 1