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My name is Steve Gledhill. I am the Word of Life Local Church Missionary to the Western and Gulf States in the USA. My passion is to reach today's youth through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training. My goal is to help local churches develop disciple making youth and children ministries.
My life was broken into pieces when I was about 14 years old. My parents divorced and I mostly did whatever i wanted to do. When I was twenty-one years old and knew my life was a mess.I ended my search to fill the void in my life on September 30, 1973, when I received Christ into his life in the office of Pastor Mike Lamb.
Susan and I were Word of Life youth leaders from the fall of 1975 through the Summer of 1980, We were reaching scores of young people every year through the youth group. We were in love with teenagers. Excitement filled our hearts every time we saw one more young person come to Christ. During our years as youth leaders, Susan was working for “The Country Florist and Steve was working for “Pacific Telephone”. We were convinced that God wanted us to go into the ministry full time. We were considering becoming missionaries with Word of Life Local Church Ministries. In January of 1981, Paul Bubar, who was the National Director of Word of Life Clubs inspired us with a vision that God could use us to reach young people through the ministry of Word of Life Local Church Ministries as Word of Life Missionaries. This was what we wanted to do. We wanted to reach as many young people as we could to insure their eternal destiny and secure the ability for them to live a life with real meaning and purpose. When we left candidate school in January of 1981, we set goals, established a plan and began to work on reaching the youth in our area. We are determined to reach young people. Over the years, we have been in two areas California and Florida. We are suited for this ministry and have seen God do great things.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17