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This Week's Events
MAR

21

THU
Children's Day Out
8:00 AM
Children's Center
CDO - Texas Rodeo
9:00 AM
Family Life Center
MAR

22

FRI
Church Office Closed
Have a great Friday!
MAR

23

SAT
Men's Prayer Breakfast
8:00 AM
Memorial Hall
UMM Meeting
9:00 AM
Memorial Hall
Bible Search
Staff
Interim Senior Pastor

Stephen Ramsdell

Rev. Stephen Ramsdell is currently the President of God is Big Enough Ministries. "God is Big Enough Ministries" is an incorporated non-profit ministry built around the theme of God is Big Enough for any circumstance, including the local church. This ministry is designed to assist a local pastor in building a healthy church that has growth, hope an faith as it core

Rev. Stephen Ramsdell was born on March 17th, 1953 in San Angelo, Texas, and is the oldest son of an Air Force Officer.

Steve, as he is called, is married to Susan Oakes Ramsdell. Susan is a gifted musician who is proficient with organ, bells and the flute. She is a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor with a degree in elementary education.

They have three children, Matthew, Deborah, and Christopher. Matthew and his wife Beth have two children, Addison Grace and Levi Oakes. Christopher and his wife Raschael have twin boys; Liam Kenneth and Layton Coleman, and a daughter Emma Joy. Grandchildren are one of the best gifts from God for pastor Steve and he share about them often at every opportunity. They are a continual source of sermon illustrations. Deborah lives in Washington D.C.

Pastor Steve graduated from Southwestern in 1979 with a degree in Christian Ministry, followed by a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.

He served in the United States Navy in the Area of Photographic Intelligence during the Viet Nam Era, serving on board an air craft carrier the USS John F. Kennedy. has a special love for veterans, active duty military and their families.

Steve has pastored United Methodist Churches all over Central Texas and just retired from full time active ministry in 2017. He spent the last 20 years as the Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Waco. First in was one of the 100 largest United Methodist Churches in the country. He currently is President of God is Big Enough Ministries and through this ministry does clergy coaching as well as connecting local churches to resources to encourage growth and health in the local church.

He was awarded the Outstanding Local Church award in 1985 by the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Morris Walker Award in 1994 and the Harry Denman Evangelism award in 2013. Along with many others awards and recognitions he began the God is Big Enough movement, which includes a God is Big Enough wrist band that are seen all over the world. The idea and application of the wrist band began while he was undergoing cancer treatments at MD Anderson in 2010.

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