about steven

in his own words.

 

I’m primarily an evangelist but also have served as a church leader covering many roles from chief toilet cleaner to congregation leader and literally every role in between. I’ve been in ministry since 1996 whilst holding down a plethora of jobs and careers (usually long enough to save and then go on a missions trip).


I believe in the local church. I view the local church as a type of aircraft carrier, which sends out its soldiers into the mission field and then receives them again in order to be refuelled whilst hearing the stories of their adventures.

I grew up on the south coast of England in a non-Christian home. My mother a bar-maid and my father a sailor in the Royal Navy. A chain of events caused me to seek answers to this life and the life to come and I was introduced to Jesus.


I’ve preached the gospel on 5 continents. God always amazes me in His ability and willingness to do the impossible.

Now, I'm ministering in partnership with the Orlando House of Prayer and ordained through the Forerunner Messenger Alliance to support local churches, pastor pastors and train up new generations of church planters.

 
If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others.
— Oswald Chambers

pastoring pastors.

 

Pastoring pastors. What does that mean? I fell into this by accident. In the course of being in the ministry since 1996, I found that it can be a lonely road. Often very busy on the weekends and quiet during the week. Unless we fill our week with golfing, lunches and ministry related meetings. Which can still cause us to feel alone -even moreso- although we're surrounded by others.

To prevent isolation, I have always sought to maintain genuine connection with my colleagues in the ministry. And found myself listening to so many stories. A fair bit of heartache. And sometimes, just practical issues which I'd already faced in the past.

So with a genuine heart to see pastors and other church leaders not become isolated or untouchable, I offer myself as a support to all.

Having been part of an incredible amount of church politics, witnessing and experiencing spiritual abuse, and also experiencing a great deal of healthy, growing and sustainable church leadership models, I have a deep level of experience and understanding for what you may be going through.

And due to the life threatening -and incurable- disease my daughter lives with, I have also had my share of suffering and know what it means to live in the tension between the life we experience and and life God has for us outside of that suffering.

If you're a church leader desiring connection, guidance or someone to rant to, please get in touch.