Stephen developed a heart for the mission of God in 2004 when he visited the world’s largest orphanage in India. This experience changed how Stephen views the church and Christianity.
Stephen has ministered to the families of Fairfield for the last 8 years. During this time Stephen has been confronted with the issues of homelessness, bullying, suicide, drugs, and even murder. He has seen how these issues affect teens, families and the community. Stephen has learned how to reach students and parents at their point of need, expose them to the gospel and equip them for a life of
Stephen holds a B.S. in Youth Ministry, a M.A.R. and Master of Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary.
Ally was raised in a Christian home in the suburbs of Chicago. In fact, she is the daughter and granddaughter of pastors. Her experience in a Christian home led her to a place where she knew a lot about God at a very young age, but had never truly surrendered her life to a real faith in Jesus.
This moment came in 2004 at Lift camp while serving as a counselor. Ally realized that she had been trying her best to “work” her way to God, but had never surrendered her life or heart to Christ. At this moment, she overcame her pride and trusted Jesus as her Savior. That moment changed her life.
Ally attended Liberty University, where she studied Youth Ministry and became a member of her dorm leadership team. She served in Jr. High Ministry and also led worship. Ally graduated from Liberty in May of 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and married Stephen 20 days later.
Ally and Steve have been approved as North American Mission Board missionaries and are planting City Hope Church in Springbora Ohio. We are excited about how God is using them and our ministry to further the gospel in communities that need a faithful witness.