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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers work quietly in our congregation one-on-one, by meeting with persons who are going through a crisis in their lives. If you would like to receive Christian care from a Stephen Minister, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Carmon Vestal or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are interested in training to become a Stephen Minister, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Mission of Stephen Ministries is to help congregations equip God’s people for spiritual growth and Christian-centered, practical ministry in today’s world.

The Vision of Stephen Ministries is that each congregation would embody and express Jesus’ command to, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”. John 13:34

Stephen Series: A complete system of training and organizing laypersons for one-to-one caregiving ministry in and around their congregations.

Stephen Ministry: All of the caregiving and leadership that the Stephen Series brings about in a congregation.

Stephen Leader: Pastor or lay leader who has completed a Stephen Series Leadership Training Course, directs Stephen Ministry in his or her congregation. At present Galloway has 8 trained Stephen Leaders. They are: Susan Richards, Helen Ingram, Carmon Vestal, Jack Palmer, Mary Price, Chuck Sampson, Connie Shelton and Susan Weems.

Stephen Minister: A congregation member who is recruited, selected, trained, commissioned and supervised by Stephen Leaders to provide one-to-one Christian care to persons in need on behalf of the congregation.

  • For information about the next 50-hour Training Class contact Susan Richards at 601-326-3447 to receive an application.
  • or if you would like to receive the care of a Stephen Minister, please call Susan Richards at 601-326-3447. This is a confidential ministry.
  • For more information about the Stephen Series go to www.stephenministries.org

Contact Info

Galloway United Methodist Church

305 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P: (601) 353-9691
F: (601) 352-5333
Childcare Center: (601) 360-1792

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