Pastor Stephens grew up in the Lansing area. He attended Everett High School, and graduated in 1971. He then attended Lansing Community College for two years; and went on to graduate from Michigan State University in the field of Social Work.
Pastor Stephens was trained for the ministry by his father: Pastor Douglas Stephens of Grand Ledge. He also read many books on vital ministerial topics and met the Michigan District Board of the U.P.C.I. for an oral examination. He met this Board on three different occasions and was granted licenses for three levels of ministry: local, general, and ordination.
Pastor Stephens worked as a Social Worker for the State of Michigan for six years. He worked in Ingham County in the capacity of an Emergency Services Worker, a Family Services Worker, and a Protective Services Worker for children.
During this time he became the Pastor here. There were two or three adults that attended when he assumed the pastorate; and several children.
The Church was first located at 601 S. Francis, then at 2045 W. Jolly Rd., and finally at 2560 Eaton Rapids Rd., Lansing, MI.
He would very much like to get acquainted with you! Please stop by the Church or give him a call at 394-5433.