David and Mary Alice Stevens have a particular burden for the strengthening of the church through the training of pastoral leadership in the French speaking world. David’s ministry focuses on Bible teaching along with pastoral training and mentoring in both Europe and French speaking Africa. In Africa, where 95% of the pastors have no formal biblical training, David trains pastors and church leaders to effectively use the Thompson Chain Reference Bible in the development of biblical, expository messages. Mary Alice serves alongside of David through a ministry of intercession, hospitality and mentorship of women.
The Stevens previously served as missionaries in France (1985-2000) and David as Sr. Pastor of Central Bible Church in Portland, Oregon (2000-2014) and of the International Bible Church in Jurbise, Belgium (2015-2019). David is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and holds a Th.D. from the Faculté Evangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine near Paris, France. David and Mary Alice have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Your support will specifically assist David and Mary Alice to carry out this ministry of coming alongside pastors and church leaders with the encouragement and training so urgently needed.