Morning Star UMC

Morning Star United Methodist Church

2941 Morning Star Drive  |  Las Cruces, NM 88011  |  575-521-3770

Who We Are

What are we?

We are a mid-size church, with about 330 members.

What's our worship like?

We have diverse worship experiences so that people can experience God in ways that speak most directly to them. We offer traditional and contemporary styles but all of our worship has a relaxed feel.

What about theological perspective?

We value, and have, members and friends who cover the range of theological positions from conservative to liberal. Morning Star's overall position is a moderate one, and we are committed to the belief that it is God in Jesus Christ who calls, transforms, and gives grace to grow and transform. We worship, teach, and invite people into a place so that the Holy Spirit might work in their lives. Our job is not to obtain assent to a theological position. So we don't do that here. We do maintain that faith is not only a "personal" thing, but it involves our interaction with all of creation in mercy and justice.

Pastor Travis

Pastor Travis Bennett

Travis Bennett is the Lead Pastor of Morning Star UMC. His primary focus is to lead the church toward making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Travis preaches at our three worship experiences on Sunday mornings. He also leads Bible studies Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am and Wednesday evenings (ROAD night). He is also very involved in mission outreach ministries in and around the community of Las Cruces. Travis can be contacted by email:

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Our Services

8:15 am

Blended Service

9:45 am

Contemporary Service

11:15 am

Traditional Worship


Pastor Travis Bennett,
Lead Pastor

Mary Anne Schantz,

June Sanborn,
Administrative Assistant

Lorna Davis,
Business Administrator

Denise Armfield
Children's Ministry Director

Lilliana Alonzo & Vicky Downs
Child Care Providers

Stuart Davenport,
Director of Connections

Barbara Toth,
Music Director