Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.

One care receiver shared this about her Stephen Minister’s Care:  “After having had a Stephen Minister, my life is unbelievably different. I feel connected with God in a way I never felt before.”

“My Stephen Minister would show up and be there for me.  He was everything I ever thought a loving God would be.  I’ll forever be grateful that I had a Stephen Minister.”

Follow this link to watch videos of individuals sharing what it meant for them to receive care from a Stephen Minister.

If you would like to receive care from a Stephen Minister, and to assure your confidentiality is strictly maintained, please contact one of the Pastors directly or a Stephen Leader.  A Stephen Leader will be pleased to help answer questions and help you determine if a Stephen Minister is right for you.  Contact Sue Carlson at  or 281-610-4609


Stephen Ministers are lay people who are carefully selected and undergo 50 hours of specific training as well as participating in monthly continuing education. The Stephen Minister, also known as the Care Giver, is carefully matched with a hurting person of the same gender, referred to as the Care Receiver. They are trained to work with hurting people who still have coping skills. Stephen Ministry is comprehensive care. As close, confidential, and trusting relationships are established, the Care Giver is also trained to offer spiritual care, which is often overlooked in the healing process. The Stephen Minister makes a significant time investment in training, continuous education, and time preparing for and meeting with their Care Receiver. Stephen Ministry is a wonderful servant opportunity to help hurting people through Christ.

To learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Sue Carlson at   or 281-610-4609.