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Experience

Work Experience

1993-Present First Stone Ministries, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK – Nonprofit 501c3 religious para-church pastoral discipleship counseling, support group and educational ministry in helping people overcome sexual and relational brokenness. Stephen started working part-time in 1992 with First Stone, and then in 1993 started full-time work as Assistant Director to Jeff Janes.  Job requirements, Administration, Ministeriarl Pastoral Care Giver in Discipleship, Support Group Leader, Bible Teacher, Public Speaker.  Then in 1995 advance to Co-Director, and then become Executive Director in 2000 as Jeff Janes resigned. First Stone is governed by a board of directors for ethical conduct and financial accountability.

1986-1993 Metalines / Balco-Metalines, Oklahoma City, OK – Commercial Manufacturer of Expansion Joints, Trench Covers, Stair Nosings, Floor Mats and Grids, and Metacaulk fireproofing. Worked in the drafting and engineering departments as a draftsman, an engineer’s assistant, and a graphics manager.

1984-1986 Brown Manufacturing Company, Oklahoma City, OK – Commercial Manufacturer of Sunscreen Devices, Bumper Guard and Hand Railing for Commercial Architecture for the entire world. Worked in the engineering department as a draftsman, worked with architects, designers, and produced installation documents and contracts. (out of business)

(1983 – Began formal and informal studies for ministry and missions work while working full-time.)

1981-1984 ABCO, Oklahoma City, OK – Commercial Window Manufacturing for new Construction and Remodel for South-Midwestern USA. Worked in the engineering department as a draftsman and produced installation documents. (out of business)

1979-1981 U.S. Aquatics, Oklahoma City, OK – Tropical Fish and Animal – Exotic World Imports – a Wholesale Outlet for pet stores for the entire state of Oklahoma. Worked with the tropic fish hatcheries, tank set ups, installations and a delivery specialist for pet stores across the state. (out of business)

Other Ministerial Experience

Present from 1993  Leadership team with First Stone Ministries, Oklahoma City, OK – (see above), Executive Director.

Present from September 2012  Vice-Chairman of the Restored Hope Network of Ministries

2008-2012 Chairman of the Exodus International Ministry Council – resigned as a result of the implosion of Exodus in 2012.

1996 – 2004  Associate Minister and Elder with Prayer House Fellowship, Oklahoma City, OK – Senior Minister – David Smithers

1994 to present  Ordained with International Ministerial Fellowship: an interdenominational organization whose focus is raising up trained ministers for missions and church growth.

1994 – 2001 Volunteer Chaplain in Texas and Oklahoma Maximum Security Prisons.

1994 – 1998 Board Member with local ministry: “In His Name Ministries” – founders: Dee and Margaret Stribling

1987-1992Bible Study Leader, Home Community Group Leader, Prayer Ministry, and served in the Watch Word Ministry with Western Hills Church, Oklahoma City, OK

1984-1987 Volunteer Missions Outreach to the sexually broken and homosexual community as an outreach of the local church.

Education

1983 – 1990 Ministerial Studies within the local church and correspondence.

1988-1990 Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Branch

1980-1984 Rose State College, Midwest City, OK

1977-1980 Graduated from Del City High School, Del City, OK

Church Associations

2006-present Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, OK (nondenominational)

1996-2004 Prayer House Fellowship, Oklahoma City, OK (nondenominational)

1990 -1996 Western Hills Church, Oklahoma City, OK (Un-traditional Southern Baptist)

1988-1990 Grace Community Church, Oklahoma City, OK (nondenominational – Nazarene roots)

1983-1987 Hopewell Baptist Church and renamed to “the Church” – West Edmond Fellowship, (Currently is: God’s TP Tabernacle of Praise) Edmond, OK

1961-1983 Raised Roman Catholic – St. Philip Neri Parish (attended the parochial school) Midwest City, OK