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Our History

Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church began its worship on May 20, 1973. Under the direction of our two permanent rectors, The Reverend Douglas Carpenter and The Reverend Russell Kendrick, the church flourised. During that time the church had gone through several expansions, a change in prayer books, women’s ordination, and many personal struggles as well as joys. All the while Saint Stephen’s never lost sight of the primary function which is to go out into the world making believers in Jesus Christ, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, regardless of who they are or their station in life. Parallel to that is the church’s desire to help those in need through outreach. Saint Stephen’s has over the years gone to great lengths to do all within its power to provide for those who go without .

Today Saint Stephen’s continues to be a beacon for the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for the building of community all the while focusing its sights continuously on the needs of those outside her open doors and windows. Saint Stephen’s looks forward to taking on the challenges of a new world with the fresh old message of Jesus Christ crucified and Jesus Christ resurrected. We hope you will join us in this call to mission to proclaim the Gospel, help those in need, and build a strong Christian Community. We welcome you!