Stephen Ministry is Christ caring for people through people. This program equips lay people with in-depth training to provide distinctly Christian one-on-one care to those in our community who are experiencing a time of need.

A Stephen Minister is a child of God who walks along side one who is hurting - someone who will listen, care and support you through a difficult time, keeping all discussions completely confidential. Stephen Ministry can be a wonderful resource for anyone experiencing a difficult situation, including: loneliness, isolation, hospitalization, illness, loss of a loved one, divorce, grief, employment changes, childbirth, questions about faith, and more.

Need a Stephen Minister? 

To learn more or a request a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office at (770) 971-3643 or email Rev. Jim Perry at to discuss or begin the referral process. A friend or family member may request a Stephen Minister on someone else's behalf, but only with their stated permission. Only the Pastor, Referral Coordinator, Stephen Minister, and the referred person will know if a Stephen Minister has been assigned.



ECUMC Stephen Ministry thanks Tom and Debbie Maddox from “Letter Perfect” for engraving all of our name badges.  They do this to support our ministry, and don’t charge us.