My name is Stephen. I got saved at the age of 8 after family devotions while my parents were starting churches in France. I became greatly involved in their ministry and developed a desire to serve the Lord in full time capacity. I attended the French schools and French is my first language as I lived in France for 16 years.
At the age of 16, I told God that whatever He desired for my life, I would do. I went to Crown College and graduated with a degree in Pastoral ministries to start churches and train nationals to reach and pastor their own nation. While in Bible college God gave me the privilege to disciple two young men from west Africa. I was also involved in French Bible studies with French speaking people who had immigrated to the USA. Two young men got saved as a result of our influence and were baptized in our church.
During the summer of 2008, I went to west Africa to help and encourage a missionary. While in Burkina Faso, The Lord opened opportunities for preaching, teaching, discipleship, soul winning and many other aspects of ministry. When I took the plane to return to the United States, I felt that I was leaving God's will for my life. That is when God gave me a definite desire to go back and obey His leading in my life. While in college God allowed me to meet Julie who shared the same desire to spread the Gospel of Christ in French speaking countries.