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 Cary Stockett, Susannah Grubbs Carr, or Susan Richards. If you are interested in training to become a Stephen Minister, please contact Susan Richards.

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 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