From Gary Ealy, Elder & Preaching Minister Emeritus, Cordova Community Church of Christ: “Steven is a very committed and gifted minister of God’s word. He is a very effective preacher and is blameless in his dedication to God. We are very happy to have him as a part of our team. Your support will be a great investment.”
From Austin Holiman, Minister, Cape Girardeau (MO) Church of Christ: “I cannot recommend Steven Gaines enough. Super guy, great teacher, godly man. Please support if you can.”
I’m raising financial support so I can devote more time to ministry while continuing my education. I serve part-time in preaching and teaching with Cordova Community Church of Christ, a small church in Memphis, TN. I’m also a PhD student researching communication in ministry, especially related to social justice. My doctoral study benefits my current ministry role and is preparing me to equip the global church for ministry.
My current ministry goal is to glorify God by building up the congregation and blessing the Memphis area in the name of Jesus. My teammates and I pursue that goal through prayer, preaching, teaching, and community outreach, including ministry among people experiencing poverty and homelessness. I enjoy equipping people for ministry.
My fundraising goal is $10,000 annually. If the fundraising is successful, I’ll be able to serve in ministry part-time in September-April and full-time in May-August.
I invite you to partner with us in this ministry.
There are four ways to help:
1. Click here to give online through the church. Then contact me saying your donation is for “preaching and adult education.” I’ll forward your note to our treasurer.
2. Click here to give online through my personal PayPal account.
3. Make checks payable to Cordova Community Church of Christ and mail them to Cordova Community Church of Christ, 2964 Ole Bartlett Court, Suite 5, Bartlett, TN 38134. Include a note saying the money is for “preaching and adult education.” Then contact me asking to receive my monthly reports.
4. Whether you can help financially or not, please pray for us and tell me you’re doing so.
Please contact me to let me know how you plan to partner in this ministry (for example, a check for $100 each month for three years plus weekly prayer). Financial participation in this work is tax-deductible.
Every gift, small or large, is a great blessing and a meaningful participation.
If you’re part of a church, please do not let this work interfere with your financial participation in your congregation.
Thank you for being part of what God is doing in Memphis, a city that needs Jesus.