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Media Newsroom

Members of the media who are researching a story about our organization or about Stephen Ministry will find the following pages of our website helpful.

The Stephen Ministries organization logo

Information about the Stephen Ministries Organization

Stephen Ministries (or Stephen Ministries St. Louis) is the not-for-profit Christian educational organization founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri.


The Stephen Ministry logo, signifying the ministry that happens in congregations

Information about Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations. More than 13,000 congregations from over 180 Christian denominations are now involved.

  • Media Fact Sheet—A concise, detailed summary about the Stephen Ministry system of one-to-one lay caring ministry.

  • Stephen Ministry Statistics—A map of the United States and Canada, showing the number of Stephen Ministry congregations in each state and province.

  • What Is Stephen Ministry?—An overview page that describes what Stephen Ministry is and how it works.

  • Stephen Ministry Stories—Video stories of people describing what it has meant to receive care from a Stephen Minister during a difficult time in life.

  • Who Are Stephen Ministers?—Laypeople who have trained and served as a Stephen Minister share their experiences.

  • Frequently Asked Questions—Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Stephen Ministry.

Information about Other Resources from Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries St. Louis is best known for Stephen Ministry, the one-to-one lay caring ministry, but the organization also develops and delivers many books, ministry courses, videos, and other resources used by individuals and congregations.

Information about Cancer—Now What?

The newest resource from Stephen Ministries, Cancer—Now What? is a book to give to those with cancer and their loved ones, helping them navigate the medical, emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges that cancer brings. For information about this resource, visit the Cancer—Now What? media newsroom.


Contact Us

If you have specific questions or need more information, please call the Stephen Ministries Center at (314) 428-2600 and ask to speak to someone in our Communications Department.

We’re also interested in seeing a copy of your final article—sometimes we seek permission to reprint articles for use in mailings. Please send a copy to:

Stephen Ministries
Communications Department
2045 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114
Fax: (314) 428-7888