Stephen Ministries is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization draws its name from St. Stephen. In the book of Acts, chapter 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the days of the Apostles, caring ministry has been a hallmark of Christianity. Stephen Ministries provides training and continuing education to Stephen Ministers in churches around the world.
At Christ the King, we are blessed to have a Stephen Ministry. These are lay ministers who are trained to provide effective Christian care. They meet with those who are hurting or grieving to pray, listen, share Jesus Christ's love, and accompany people who are journeying towards wholeness. This is a ministry of presence and companionship.
If you or someone you know is hurting and would benefit from this ministry, please contact us. Stephen Ministers are committed to confidentiality.