I’m a God chaser, husband to a wonderful wife, father to 5 children, pastor in a church, designs graphics and websites, and runs SEO and online marketing for companies. I love playing the guitar, lifting weights, and fishing. I grew up in Texas, went to college in Missouri (where I met my beautiful wife), and now serve the Lord in Colorado. I believe God has called me to equip and encourage people in their relationship with the Lord. My intent is to follow His lead in my next step.
I am married to Anastasia Stephan. We have 3 boys, Christopher (17), Timothy (16), Aaron (15), and two daughters, Hannah (11) and Ruth (8). We have been in ministry for a total of 19 years, serving together. I have been a God-chaser for 30+ years now and my relationship with Him is the most important thing to me. I believe God has called me to equip and encourage people in their relationship with the Lord.
I was recently hired to further discipleship within the church, cast vision and structure to accomplish their goal of "Connecting Christ to where we live," improve communication within and outside the church, and to lead the church in their next steps. I preach on Sundays and oversee all aspects of ministry with the elders.
I was brought to Colorado to cast vision and help start the church in 2006. I developed this ministry from the ground up equipping and leading a team to serve and produce all aspects of the Sunday worship services. As ministry expanded and communication needs increased, I took initiative to develop skills in graphic design, production, and digital and print publications to help the church communicate effectively to church members, attenders, and the community. I designed and manage the church website(s) and app to increase online presence and weekly church engagement. Years in ministry has further developed pastoral skills to counsel, teach, manage, budget, set goals, cast vision, implementation, administration, leadership, assimilation, and leadership training. I’ve also played a role in planting our sister church and currently resource and oversee their worship department and publication needs. I have also expanded the worship ministry aimed at helping people discover their spiritual gifts, combine them with their personality and passion, and then find their unique place of service and belonging in the church.
I have created a side business of graphic and website design, search engine optimization (SEO), strategic online marketing, and digital support. I develop and manage the online presence of my clients, greatly increasing their business and success.
While serving in this rural church I oversaw all aspects of ministry from preaching, teaching, worship, youth, children, and community engagement.
Oversaw the youth ministry that ranged from nursery all through High School, ran camps, taught classes, preached, developed curriculum, and worked with other churches to create events and programs to reach teens for the Lord.
Completed a degree in ministry. I also met my beautiful wife while attending college. Here I also spent time touring with a worship band, preaching in churches throughout the state, and started a family.
Completed Master's Degree in August of 2021 while living in Colorado.