Stephen Suluma

Fellowship Pickering, Ontario
Lead Church Planter
Toronto Ontario
Fellowship Pickering
February 13

About My Family

I am a minister of the Word of God and passionate about reaching out to those outside the Christian faith and helping them build their faith through grounded teaching of biblical and theological principles.

My wife, Shingisai, and I got married in 1996. We have two daughters, Tashinga (1998) and Tiara (2004). Shingisai is a well-known Christian artist in Zimbabwe, and I have had the honor of being her music producer. Together we have worked closely in the worship life of the churches in which we have served.

I graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2012 with a Master of Arts in theology, a Master of Theology, and I am looking forward to completing my PhD in Theology. The next phase of planting a church in Toronto is an exciting one for my family and me.

About My Church Plant

My ministry is leading people who have no relationship with God into a close attachment to Jesus Christ that is initiated by abandonment of an old and sinful way of life, sustained by daily dependence on Christ in the strength and wisdom of choosing between right and wrong, and demonstrated by a manifestation of love toward God and other human beings, serving both their genuine physical and spiritual needs.

I believe that planting a church is one of the most effective means by which such ministry is accomplished. A successful ministry to me is one in which individual members demonstrate positive and godly influence among those who do not espouse the Christian faith, thereby bringing them to the knowledge of God and replicating the process in subsequent generations.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

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Pray

For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.

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Fund ID: K2REZA-Suluma,Stephe
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