“Stephen Van Bever” grew up on the east coast of Florida, in Melbourne. He attended the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in mathematics and worked to reach the campus for Jesus with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries. Stephen and his wife Kristin met at the University of Florida and what started as friendship turned into a lifetime partnership. They graduated together, got married and moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina, to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Stephen Van Bever
Adults Ministry Pastor
After seminary, Stephen returned to Melbourne to teach high school math while he waited on God’s call to a ministry position. After teaching and leading the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years, God brought him to Winter Garden’s First Baptist Church through incredible circumstances … too many to recount.Stephen and Kristin have two wonderful children.Stephen loves to encourage others to live their entire lives for Jesus and is passionate about reaching people for God’s Kingdom.