Founder of Provident Ministries, Pastor of Christ Chapel Church
Stephen Sumrall is the founder and president of Provident Ministries, Feeding the Nations and the Senior Pastor of Christ Chapel Church. He has achieved national and international recognition as a humanitarian, leader, and pastor. Stephen attended Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York and graduated from Trinity College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Stephen holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Indiana Christian University.
Stephen has been in ministry since the age of 24, serving in many capacities. He has worked in Christian broadcasting hosting a daily television program. Today he is the Lead Pastor of Christ Chapel Church
Pastor Steve is a family man who understands the importance of ministering to the needs of the whole person: body, soul, and spirit. Steve and his wife Diane were married in 1978 and have five children and eight grandchildren. They love being parents and grandparents and have a balanced and realistic approach to ministry with an emphasis on steadfast faith in a rapidly changing world. Pastors Steve and Diane are aware of the significant challenges facing families today and address those needs with answers based on Biblical truth.