Stephen Ministry

Staff Contact: Rev. Brandi Horton
Email or 713-458-4704

Stephen Ministry Help-line: 713-458-4709

A Stephen Minister is:

  • A friend who comes in when the rest of the world goes out.
  • A dedicated, trained member of the church, commissioned by the First family to administer confidential, in-depth caring. Someone who will visit with you weekly, listen, offer resources and referrals, pray with and for you, offering Christian love and support.
  • A caring, supportive, Christian friend who has a desire to be with you in a time of need, grief, or crisis.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” Psalms 147:3

Stephen Ministers address the needs of people who are:

Lonely, Depressed, Separated or divorced, Homebound, Hospitalized, Grieving the loss of a love one, Dying, Experiencing the loss of a job or financial setbacks, New to church, Inactive members, Struggling with their faith in God.

If you are interested in speaking with a Stephen Minister, please call 832-668-1800 or The Stephen Ministry help-line at 713-458-4709.

How does one become a Stephen Minister?

A training program prepares interested persons to become Stephen Ministers and equips them to care for the many needs of our church.

Those who are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister must submit an application and be interviewed by Stephen Ministry lay leaders. The prospective Stephen Ministers agrees to a commitment of 50 hours of training and two years of service.

Included in the 50-hour training is information on such topics as:
Listening, Confidentiality, Crisis Theory and Intervention, Use of Prayer & Bible, Feelings, Assertiveness, Telecare, Specialized Needs – Grief, Divorce, Depression, Stress, Aging

Please contact a Stephen Minister at 713-458-4709 to sign up!