ABOUT ST. STEPHENS
-Austin pastor to be honored for work in community
~Written in the Austin Statesman By Juan Castillo April 11, 2012
"At St. Stephen's, the congregation is concerned with affecting positive outcomes for the community, McQueen said. The church works to help others so that they can take care of themselves "and become a contributor to society, rather than one who's constantly in need," he said.
McQueen cited as an example a program in which the church rents homes to members with financial difficulties at below-market rates. Those members must complete a two-year financial stewardship program to receive a portion of what they paid in rent to use toward a down payment on a home of their own."
~Pastor BJE McQueen
We are a FAMILY of BELIEVERS,
who SEEK a CLOSER relationship with GOD,
and STRIVE to LEAD others to CHRIST.
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, along with others of the surrounding communities, namely Brother Frank Robinson, Brother Ross, Brother Albert White, Brother Jack Black, Brother Burl Adams, and Brother Alonzo King.