Our Leaders:

The Van Buerens

Stephen was converted in the youth and family ministry in Atlanta, Georgia in February of 1995. Kristen was converted in the campus ministry at the University of Georgia in April of 2001. They were married in Atlanta, Georgia in August of 2004 and began leading the Youth and Family Ministry at the North River Church of Christ. They went on to lead the campus ministries at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana in 2009 to restart the campus ministry at Louisiana State University and Southern University and to help lead the church there from 2009-2011. Stephen was a police officer from March 2012 to June 2017. Kristen received her BSN of Nursing in April 2017. In July 2017 Stephen and Kristen moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana along with their two children: Ella (8) and Andrew (7).