State missionary Steve Stephens retires after 37 years

After 37 years of service with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, state missionary Steve Stephens retired Jan. 31.

As an associate in the office of global missions, Stephens has focused on men’s ministry through the years. He directed the work of the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers and Men’s Ministry/Brotherhood and also was responsible for Alabama Baptist Boys Camps around the state. He served as the SBOM liaison for Campers on Missions as well.

SBOM Executive Director Rick Lance said, “Steve Stephens personified what giving of oneself really means. He has gone the second mile in seeking to disciple men and boys in Great Commission ministries.”

Stephens holds a bachelor’s degree from Troy State University (now Troy University) and a master of religious education degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

In addition to his ministry with SBOM, he has served as minister of youth and education for various churches including Ozark Baptist Church; Shiloh Baptist Church, Sardis; Salem Baptist Church, Brundidge; and First Baptist Church, Gretna, Louisiana.

He and his wife, Tamara, are members of New Bethel Baptist Church, Braggs, and have three sons. (Maggie Walsh)

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