Stephen Ministry

A Stephen Minister is…
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
A member of St. Philip’s with gifts for care giving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
A caring, Christian friend who cares, prays, listens, supports, and encourages.
Someone who will be therefor his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need.

If you are in need of receiving care, please call the church office (512) 244-2175 or email Rev. Steve at

Licensed Professional Counselor is available for appointments Monday, Wednesday & Friday in Family Life Center, Patti Peacock,


Feeling God’s call to be a Stephen Minister (SM)?
With His presence, you’re already in good company. And, being surrounded by fellow SMs, you’ll be in more good company! You won’t be alone.  Feeling God’s call to receive Stephen Ministry care? With God and a  Stephen Minister beside you, you’ll be in good company. You won’t be alone. Want to know more about being a SM or receiving SM care? Contact our church office at or 512-244-2175.