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Gospel Choir


We are a family of believers who seek a closer relationship with God and strive to lead others to Christ.


Our strength is God (Jehovah). Our trust is in Him (Holy Spirit). Our guide is His Word (Jesus). Our future is in His hand (Jehovah).


I invite you to experience the fellowship (love), test the teaching and preaching (doctrine) by the Word of God, and trust the guidance of God as you search for a Christian Family. 

I look forward to serving you through the love of God. Come join us!

Dr. B.J.E. McQueen, Pastor

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The St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church is registered as a National Historical Site. It was officially organized in 1887 by the Reverend Jacob Fontaine, Reverend Stephen Smith, Reverend Alonzo Johnson, Reverend Shackles, and Reverend James Daniels.


Moreover were others of the surrounding communities, namely Brother Frank Robinson, Brother Ross, Brother Albert White, Brother Jack Black, Brother Burl Adams and Brother Alonzo King.​

The St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church has provided a tremendous service to this community for over one hundred years. Our past has been glorious, and as we remain true to Christ, our future is indeed assured.


Educationally, Pastor McQueen holds an Associate Degree from Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas; a Bachelor’s Degree from Huston Tillotson College in Austin, Texas; a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, and a Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. 


Burnell Johnie Earl McQueen is a native of Chester, Texas and currently serves as the Pastor of the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He has served this congregation for 36+ years and has been in the Ministry for a total of 41+ years. He has 8 sons and 3 daughters in the Ministry.


Dr. McQueen is married to the former Susan Janette Davis of Lufkin, Texas, and the father of one son, Burnell Ivan Scott (deceased) and one daughter, Sharian Janaé.

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