Category: Loren Steven

Loren Steven – May 2016


It has been a wonderful few weeks as we saw the birthing of two churches. Mid-April was the birthing of Gethsemane Baptist Church reproduced by Open Door Baptist Church in Lima, OH.
We have just finished assisting Pastor Rick Perrine and the Ripley Baptist Church in Ripley, WV, as they reproduced the church in Petersburg, WV, in spite of Bro. Rowland going to North Carolina to conduct a funeral for a family relative. God allowed men who have reproduced churches to be present to step in w…

Loren Steven – April 2016


The month has flown by again. There have been many blessings from God to share. Last month we shared the blessing of being with the Midwest Bible Baptist Church in Rochester, MN. They were preparing to distribute 5000 invitations to the services on Easter. Folks from the church labored for many hours to make those distributions. Easter Sunday, the Lord blessed their faithfulness and over 300 folks were present to hear the Gospel message that Pastor Hansen preached. There were a number of…

Loren Steven – February 2016


Late in January, a group of pastors met at the Rockford Baptist Church in Rockford, MN, for some preaching and to spend some time in prayer for the State of Minnesota. These men were asking God for His leadership in reaching out from our churches to plant new churches and to help the people of their churches to grow in our walk with Him. Mrs. Louks, the pastor’s wife, had prepared a delicious lunch for all who could stay. It was a sweet time of fellowship.

Winter has finally arrived in…

Loren Steven – January 2016


Ecclesiastes 1: 10 asks “Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new?” We enter into 2016 anticipating God doing more wonderful things as souls are saved, homes are changed by the preaching of the Word and new churches are being birthed. Bev and I have concluded another wonderful year representing our Lord and Baptist Church Planting Ministry. We are so thankful for each church and individuals that, through their support, enable us to work with such a wonderful team.


Loren Steven – October 2015


September ended with a busy, busy schedule.  In Psalm 35:27, the Holy Spirit inspired David to write, “Let them shout for joy, and be glad that favour my righteous cause…let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified…” Our cause is assisting churches to reproduce other churches. A church planted with our help in September, with a second and third reproduced early this month.
God allowed us to travel to Illinois to report to some churches that have faithfully prayed for us and…

Loren Steven – September 2015


At our home church, the verse for the month of August was James 4:17, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” I believe that applies to individuals in churches as well.  To know we ought to plant churches and not do it or have a part in doing so places us in a state of sin. It is such a blessing to hear how God is blessing in the churches planted this year to date.
God has been at work as John/Romans are being distributed in Davenport for the planting…

Loren Steven – June 2015


We are excited as we continue into the year and see new churches birthed. As this is written, a large group of people from Springfield, TN, have traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to assist the birthing of a church there. Our assistant director and his family were able to meet them there also and within about a week the group spent long days and walking eight to ten miles daily up and down mountainous terrain to distribute 40,000 John/Romans. The scripture portions were received with excitement…

Loren Steven – May 2015


“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalm 127:1

The month of April was a month of blessings as two churches were birthed. The first was in Easton, MD, that we reported on last month. Just a few days later, Bro. Jim McCourt, working closely with BCPM board member Rick Rust (pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio), reproduced the Oregon Baptist Church in the town of Oregon, Ohio.

Loren Steven – April 2015


The verse I have been meditating upon this new quarter of 2015 is Malachi 2:6, “The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips; he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.” I want that to be the testimony of my life.

It is a blessing to hear that the new church that you prayed for, birthed in Casa Grande, AZ, is continuing to do well.

We are also excited to continue praying for Pastor Jake Reid as he pastors Easton Baptist…

Loren Steven – March 2015


February started with many, many blessings. There was the victorious start of New Life Baptist Church, in Casa Grande, AZ. Many individuals attended the Get-Acquainted Meetings, and the first Sunday they rejoiced with over eighty in attendance. More than sixty of these were from the community. Earlier in the month, Dr. Jessup had successful surgery to remove several tumors. He went into surgery at eight a.m. and was home by two p.m. Just a few days later, movers loaded their household goods…

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