Fontain Of life

Syracuse, New York - United States

Denomination: Pentecostal
Church Size: 101 to 150
Phone: 315-450-5356
Email: Contact Us
Fontain Of life
Jonathan Stephens Jr. 700 South Avenue. Syracuse, New York 13207 (315) 450-5356 pastorjohnstephens@juno.com _____________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION Master of Religious Education, June 2011 The International Seminary, Plymouth Florida Bachelor of Theology, August 2008 The International Seminary, Plymouth Florida ADDITIONAL Biblical Education-, Certified Instructor TRAINING Chaplin for Correctional Facilities, Hospitals, Senior Facilities, etc MINISTERIAL SKILLS Summary of Qualifications • Pastor for the last 24 Years at Fountain of Life R.H.O.G • Maintained and operated the church budget with no government funding • Chief Security of Western First Jurisdiction#1 of the Church of God in Christ • Ordained 5 Ministers and licensed 13 Missionaries Christian Education • Currently a satellite Professor for the International Seminary School of Plymouth, Florida • Instructor for I.C.E., Institute Christian Education Program Development • Founded, developed and executed organizational structure for Y.A.R.D. kids, Youth At Risk if Destruction • Designed M.O.M.S, Mothers of Mothers Needing Services (under Y.A.R.D.) • Created and implemented The Pastors Aid Club Guide and The Art to Silent Ushering • Drafted 4 step leadership course now being taught at Robert Wesleyan College in Rochester New York. New Member Incorporation • Initiated family and friends outreach through Mission Work • Hosted Judge Lynn Toler (Divorce Court) in Syracuse twice • Awarded over 100 Youth in the Syracuse Area for outstanding behavior and Success EXPERIENCE Senior Pastor, Fountain of Life R.H.O.G, Church of God in Christ Syracuse NY, 1986- present Sheriff, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department (Special Unit), Syracuse NY, 1983-2008 Owner, Stephens Security Task Force, Syracuse NY, 1984-1990 Guard, Jamesville Correctional Facility, Syracuse NY, 1982-1983 PERSONAL Born – Syracuse, New York Married – 24 years to Brenda K Stephens Hobbies and Interests – Music, Reading, Teaching SPIRITUAL Having been reared by Christian parents who were both Senior Pastors in their PILGRIMMAGE church and demonstrative in their faith I came to accept Jesus Christ at and early age. Though I strayed it was after a near death auto that I felt the sense of God’s leadership into ministry. I began to prepare myself until the calling became clear to me. Through various ministry opportunities; deacon, church musician, youth leader, I became able to clarify the calling on my life. I believe that God has given me the desire and gifts to serve him as a Pastor. I am committed to helping others gain their own personal relationship with God. And nurturing their spiritual development, empowering them to discover their spiritual gifts and equipping them for effective ministries. Finally, I believe that according to Ephesians 4:11 the ministry is not a place for lazy people it is a place of work to bring the church to oneness. REFERENCES Pastor James Pertillar Pastor Walter C Blue Church House of Levites True Christian 215 Oakwood Ave 119 ½ Lexington Business (315) 471-4133 Dr. David Tannyhill, Pastor Pastor Burnell Reid BellGrove Missionary Baptist Refuge Tabernacle 219 W. Castle Street 311 Oakwood Ave Business (315) 476-7391 Business (315)425-1951