Stephen Connors came to Christ as a young man just getting out of high school. He was searching for answers in God's word and found those answers in a Bible study conducted by a man named Bob Sciascia in Wakefield, Mass being baptized in 1971. He has spent most of his life working in the field of blindness rehabilitation having graduated with a Master's in Special Education in 1976.
Stephen met his wife, Amy, at his first job in St. Louis, MO and their first daughter, Rachel, was born there. They moved to New Hampshire in 1979 where their second daughter, Rebecca, was born. Stephen and Amy worshipped at a great church in Manchester, NH before relocating to the Elmira, NY area for a job in 1988. They have worked and worshiped in the Elmira/Horseheads area since that time. Stephen was blessed to serve in the eldership from 1993 to 2002 and switched vocations in 2005 to become the full-time minister at the church in Horseheads, NY. He graduated from Harding School of Theology in 2013 with a Master's degree in Christian Ministry desiring to expand his biblical foundation and to better understand his role as minister.
Stephen has been a tremendous aid in initial surveys in the Valley Cities area and is a consummate partner in the planting of congregations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His friendship and mutual respect between he and Arthur Barry holds out great promise of cooperation and partnership in this infant church plant.