Auto trans or manual?
There is an interlock relay somewhere under the dash for the starter.
Auto trans, did you try starting in neutral?
Manual trans has a funny issue with the clutch start switch where if you don't push the clutch pedal far enough it may not properly ground the interlock relay. Then you get no power to the starter solenoid.
Another option is just the contacts in the starter are worn out. But you will at least still get a "click" from the solenoid as it engages.
I did try neutral
if the contacts are worn out wouldn't it give some early warning like slow starts?
It does not even click at all, it's like the starter is not even there electrically
I am heading back out to the church today armed with a test light, a 10 gauge jumper wire, digital volt/ohm meter, and at the bare minimum that should get me home
another thing I noticed is a few weeks ago the key I usually use kept getting stuck in the ignition, I also noticed that the ignition switch felt a little wobbley however my spare key does not get stuck so I doubt it is related...
is there a FUSE for the starter?