Stephen Mathew is the eldest son of Pr Mathew and Raichel. From a very young age, Stephen had the anointing and calling from God to serve others. He accepted Jesus as his personal saviour when he was 9 years old, baptised at 11 and received the Holy Spirit at 13.
It was at the age of 13 where Stephen’s ministry began. Through visions, God showed him the future and Jesus himself appeared before him. When he began high school, through the grace of God, he was able to lead a prayer meeting there every week. He was given a platform to teach, inspire and challenge his fellow classmates and teachers about the faith until he graduated. During those 5 years, countless lives were touched, he saw young men accept Jesus as their saviour and the high school acknowledged the meetings positive impact.
Stephen went on to study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University of Wellington. His love of science provided a new dimension of complexity to his understanding of the world and the role of faith in it, further strengthening it. Currently, he is studying for a masters in cell and molecular biology with a focus on neuroscience.
Preaching is Stephen’s most passionate endeavour. He aims to provide engaging, challenging but ultimately pragmatic and relatable sermons that have real-world applications. Shalom Church was conceived when Stephen was young and now residing in United State