Pastor Mary Stephens – 2018 Convention Preacher

Love this Woman of God, she has such a sweet, sweet spirit. You will have an opportunity to meet her at the 2018 NAWCG Saturday Prayer Breakfast!

Rev. Mary Stephens is the Senior Pastor at South Side Church of God in South Bend, Indiana.  With a heart for justice and a call to serve, Mary believes in the importance of being a welcoming presence in world of exclusion, advocating for overlooked and marginalized people, and championing a life of discipleship and holy living that reflects a love for God and neighbor.

Mary grew up in Northwest Ohio and graduated from Adrian College (Adrian, Michigan) with majors in Political Science and Psychology. She earned her Master of Divinity from Anderson University School of Theology and her Master of Business Administration from the Falls School of Business.

An ordained minister in the Church of God, much of Mary’s professional career was spent at Christian Women Connection where she was a Ministry Coordinator for twelve years. She served women in the Church of God through communications, programming, and leadership. In 2012, she was chosen to be a Hunger Justice Leader through Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice striving to end hunger and home and abroad, and in 2016 she was honored as an Agent of Change by Connect Faith Magazine.

Mary lives in Mishawaka, Indiana with her husband Kenneth and son Henry.