What Is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life.

Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

For more information about Stephen Ministry at Lindenwood Christian Church please contact

Debbie Ellis at Ellis2nd@hotmail.com


Beth Hilgeman at hilgemanb@gmail.com


Rev. Harold Goodwin at Harold.goodwin@bellsouth.net