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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry equips lay people from the Houston's First congregation to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in the church and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministers meet weekly with their assigned care receiver, listen to them and pray for them. They encourage them by providing emotional and spiritual care while faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:

  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • Relocation
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Marriage difficulties, divorce or separation
  • Loss of independence
  • Hospitalization, chronic illness, cancer

Request a Stephen Minister

To request having a Stephen Minister, contact the Pastoral Care office. You will be contacted by the Referrals Coordinator who will set up an appointment to listen to your story and make an appropriate assignment.

Emotional and Spiritual Support

Stephen Ministers, from the Houston's First congregation, will provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in the church and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Need someone to listen?

Please contact our Pastoral Care office at 713.957.6760, Dau.Ayub@HoustonsFirst.org, or simply fill out the below:

Want to become a Stephen Minister?

Learn how to become a Stephen Minister