In all that you are about to read and see I am not boasting in myself. I give all the glory to God who saved me, empowered me, gave me His grace, faith and giftings to all this ministry.
The Beginning- Meeting the Devil and Jesus in Four Hours
My Christian walk began at the age of 34 with a radical conversion the morning after encountering a Spirit of Death trying to kill me in the night. That morning I was saved on October 25, 1990.
|Wild, Crazy and Steroid-ed Steve Before |
Salvation in 1985 Deadlifting 750 LB
Business Transformation- Christian Health Club in Columbus, Ohio, USA
January 2, 1991 I turned my secular health club into a Christian health club where I played Christian music and ministered to anyone who desired and many being saved in 7 years. In hinds sight it wasn't a good financial decision as I lost some members. I experienced a little persecution but it was one of the best spiritual decisions I have made outside of being saved.
Hearing the Voice of God and Tulsa Travels
God began speaking to me that winter of 1990/1991 about the future ministry He would do through me.
I spent some time off and on for a year in Tulsa, OK, USA, praying at ORU and going to Tulsa Victory Christian Center.
Ordination, Founding of First Ministry & First In Country Missions Outreach
In 1992 I was ordained by Pastor Ed Gillum of the Columbus Cathedral Church, Columbus, Ohio, USA and started my first ministry and started my ministry, Great American Harvest Missions and Evangelistic Ministries.
|Steve and Two Friends Under His Ministry Tent in South Florida After Hurricane Andrew|
|Pastor Steve's tent Used as Missions Headquarters During Hurricane Andrew Relief|
Hurricane Andrew hit Florida, USA in August of 1992. God spoke to me at the beginning of that September while driving in my van as I listened to what had happened on a radio broadcast. He said to go down and help. So me a two buddies driving my mini van towing a trailer with my 60X40 tent, all the poles, sound system and supplies and drove down to South Florida not knowing anyone or having any specific destination. By the leadings of the Holy Spirit and grace of God we ended up at a camp with a youth ministry from Guatemala where we used my tent as the center of the camp.We labored over 14 hour a day in the heat and black sand, showering with cold water from a hose, sleeping in Desert Storm Army tents and some days leading large caravans of US Army semis from Homestead Air Base to the camp to stock supplies to take out into the devastated areas of South Florida to meet the needs of the people. Within a few weeks God had me promoted to head of evangelism for the whole camp and we went out and preached and ministered wherever doors were opened.
The Basement, Gym and Streets
I began ministering in my mother's basement and then moved to the back of the gym in the aerobics room. I met some street preacher in 94 and began ministering on the streets in the hood and the OSU campus area of Columbus, Ohio until 96. I have also been doing some form of house church since 92 up to now.
The Jesus House- First Missions Outreach House
|Birthday Party with the Street Kids at the Jesus House Located Across from the OSU Campus|
|Steve at the Jesus House Columbus, Ohio with Ministers, Local and Canadian Steeet Kids|
Back to Campus, Encountering the Father & Joining the FGFMCI
During another encounter with God in my car in the beginning of 2000 God said to go back to the OSU campus area and I did. I minister that winter with one of the OSU student ministries, praying with them, bringing them into His presence and taking them to the streets. One morning in my prayer chair I had a radical encounter with the Father's love that forever changer my life. He gave me a new name for the ministry, My Father's House Ministries Intl by playing a song in my head called, Big House. This same year I joined the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches & Ministries International, Irving, TX of which I am submitted to and have the ministry tax exemption under their group tax exemption and a member to this day.
H.E.L.P. House Community Outreach
At the beginning of 1999 my mother and I rented the lower level of a house she owned close to downtown London, Ohio to begin a ministry to the area. It started as a Christian book store, then to a cafe, then a youth ministry to the troubled youth in the area and finally evolved into a clothing and feeding ministry which is still growing today and feeding families from five surrounding counties in Central Ohio.
H.E.L.P. House Community Outreach
The Navajo Indians
The year of 2001 took me to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico where I ministered off and on for a few years.
The Call to International Missions
|Two Modes of Our Transportation On the Zambezi River, Zambia|
|Pastor Steve After Preaching in Fishing Village Along the Zambezi River, Zambia|
|Victoria Falls with Two Friends at End of Zambia Missions Trip|
The international calling to missions began the early winter of 2003 and by June of that same years I was in Zambia for 28 days sleeping in a tent and ministering on the Zambezi River, in villages and a leper colony. Then went to the Dominican Republic in September- October. I went back to Zambia again in November of 2004 to minister in conferences and crusaded with other church leaders.
The Nation of Uganda Opens For Ministry
|Villagers in Uganda Waiting for Their Food After A Time of Ministry from Pastor Steve|
|Pastor Steve at an Orphanage Out Deep n the Forests of Uganda|
|Pastor Steve Preaching at His Regional Conference to 1200 Church Leaders|
|Ministry Time in Conference Pastor Steve Held in a Church in Kampala, Uganda|
|Fire of God Falling at His Conference in Kampala, Uganda|
|Pastor Steve Preaching in the Local Church Conference in Kampala, Uganda|
|Pastor Steve Preaching at a Church Leaders Lunchen Downtown Kamplal, Uganda|
On my last trip to Zambia in 2004 while at Heathrow Airport, London, England I met Bishop James Mugobansonga and preached in Uganda the first time in 2005 and 3 or 4 other times since if I remember right.
Apartments, Youth & Children
As I continued my travel to Africa God had us in apartment complexes in Coulmbus, Ohio USA ministering to children, youth and some of their families. We had a mighty outpouring with many getting saved over a couple of years.
The Day & Message That Changed My Life and Ministry Forever
Back in October of 2006 my small ministry team and myself being led by the Spirit began fasting and interceding for this generation of youth and children in the developing world countries.
This was all birthed through a CD I had listened to called, “The Weeping Room: Call to Compassion” by Jennifer Miller now Toledo. I wrote an article back then called, "The Genocide of a Generation."
Here are some exerts from that article, "The Genocide of a Generation" to show you how I was touched and it radically changed in my heart and now ministry.
I Wished My Self Accursed
A day or two after God touched my heart and life with the cd message I was in prayer at the apartment we use for ministry to the children given to us to use. I was praying and pressing into God and began to cry out for the children of the complex and the nations now knowing all that was being done to them. What came out of my mouth next surprised me. “Lord, I wish I were accursed for theses children, I wish I were accursed for these children, I wish I were accursed for these children.” Great brokenness and weeping overwhelmed me as I cried out by the Spirit of Intercession. I had many times read what Paul said it in,
Romans 9:3 AMP For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off and banished from Christ for the sake of my brethren and instead of them, my natural kinsmen and my fellow countrymen.
Every time I've read this over all the years of studying the Bible I knew I was so far from ever making a statement likes this and really couldn't comprehend such a love for anyone accept maybe God.
Well, God did the work finally. After almost 16 year of following hard after God in a great and long wilderness of preparation God had broken my heart to the level needed to birth this ministry to the children of the world.
Because of all that God has done in me over all these years and how He used the stats in Part 1 and other resources to open my eyes and break my heart over the children of the world, I have to do something about it. God told me to be an advocate for the children of the world. The rest of my life and me being 50 right now will be spent on doing whatever He tells me to do to change what is happening to these children. Whether it is feeding, clothing, shelter, educating and training and equipping in the life and works of Jesus I will now spend and be spent for their sake and the sake of the lost of the world.
Within 6 weeks of this life changing encounter I was severely attacked by the enemy and cast into a Dark Night of the Soul. During the next four and a half years I lived in Florida one year, then back in Ohio ministering in my house church and in 2010 began my first internet radio program called, Endued With Power..
The Birthing of "Elijah's Cry"
This year 2011 in March God raised from the dead the vision for the children and youth of the world. As I look back at this horrible time I now know all this happened to break me very deeply, cause a great dependence on the Lord, bring me into a greater intimacy with Jesus and prepare me for all ahead.
Then in a time of fasting and prayer He gave me the name, "Elijah's Cry".
Isaiah 40: 1 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”
Says your God.
2 “ Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her,
That her warfare is ended,
That her iniquity is pardoned;
For she has received from the LORD’s hand
Double for all her sins.”
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“ Prepare the way of the LORD;
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted
And every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough places smooth;
5 The glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
And all flesh shall see it together;
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
6 And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Luke 1: 17 He will also go before Him in the Spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord"
These verses, 20 years of preparation and the book, The Call of the Elijah Revolution, Goll & Engle are what God used to birth, "Elijah's Cry".
Elijah's Cry is one of many that are a vioce of one crying out in the wilderness of a lost, hurting and starving world to come to Jesus because only he can supply all their needs.
There is the quote, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." What about his eternal life?
Jesus also had a few quotes of His own, "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14 NKJV
"I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” John 6:51 NKJV
"Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. John 25:34-40
Ministry In the Philippines
|July Visit and Feeding Students at a Local School|
|July Children's Miistry Gingoog City 2011|
|October Trip Transportation 2011|
|Ministry to Bajao Children on the Streets 2012|
|Over 100 Come to Children's Ministry 2012|
Many in the world and other religions are doing the best they can to meet the needs of the poor and world hunger BUT they can't give then eternal life. Only we the Church can give eternal life and help in meeting the great needs of a lost and dying world and these starving children.
Here's another quote from the Bible, "Give them Jesus because,
|DSM Express Bible School Class 2012 Panglao, Bohol|
Cebu Philippines Ministry 2013
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Praying for People and Alter Call
|Children's Ministry in Gingoog City 2012|
Ordained Minister- Columbus Cathedral 1992, Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministries Intl. Member since 2000, Bigger Faster Stronger Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach 2011, New Life Coaching Inc. Certified Christian Life Coach 2012, Certified Chaplin- International Federation of Christian Chaplains 2013, Honorary Doctor of Divinity- Oval Bible College 2013, IYCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach 2013
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