OUR PASTORAL TEAM
Rev. Samuel Gift Stephen
Rev Samuel Gift Stephen, a native Singaporean, has committed his life to serving and helping every person, regardless of background and economic status, to achieve their fullest potential. Having taken over the reigns as Senior Pastor of Smyrna Assembly, Samuel worked alongside his father, The Late Rev. Dr. John Sam Stephen, for 10 years, and took Smyrna's positive message of hope to over thousands of households throughout the World.
Pastor Samuel’s ministry exemplifies church growth, leadership and discipleship training, church planting, outreach and evangelism. Pastor Samuel has trained and equipped many churches in Singapore and internationally and has Spoken in many large conferences and leadership seminars. Throughout his ministry, Pastor Samuel has traveled to more than 40 nations doing mission work and preaching the gospel.
Pastor Samuel is the Senior Pastor of Smyrna Assembly as well as the Founder and President of “Smyrna Assembly Global Alliance (SAGA)” which is set out to form alliance across the globe, regardless of language, race or economy status. While supplying much needed resources, services and materials to 3rd World Nations. Pastor Samuel is also the Founder and President of “Smyrna Assembly Leadership Training Center (SALT)” which was designed to equip individuals to be effective spirit-empowered leaders in their respective ministry. He continues to mentor, guide and inspire a new generation of leaders. His passion is to build the Kingdom of God as he helps God’s people to be empowered to fulfill their destiny in Christ. Pastor Samuel also functions in many Government and Christian Organizations.
Pastor Samuel and the Smyrna Assembly family theme for life and ministry is to bring God's healing touch to the nations. Healings, ranging from cancer to broken bones, to learning disorders and emotional healing, happen with regularity. And these works of God are not limited to healing meetings. The church is learning how to take this anointing to the schools, workplace, and neighborhoods with similar results. Pastor Samuel teaches that we owe the world an encounter with God, and that a Gospel without power is not the Gospel that Jesus preached.
Pastor Samuel is married to Grace Deborah Samuel who works alongside him in Empowering people to touch the heart of God and fulfill the plans of God. They have two daughters, Emmanuella and Daniella. There new generation rising at Smyrna Assembly - A Generation Without Limits. Pastor Samuel and Grace are proven leaders for this generation - a generation that believes with God all things are possible!
Pastor Grace Deborah Samuel
Grace Deborah Samuel has always had a passion and energy for life that is contagious. Working alongside her husband, Pastor Samuel Gift Stephen, Grace serves as co-pastor of Smyrna Assembly, in Singapore. As co-pastor, Grace is an integral part of each service at Smyrna and Pastor Samuel’s meetings across the world. race is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential in Christ. Her desire to meet the needs of people led her to oversee the various Ministries at Smyrna Assembly to strengthen and develop the lives of married, single and professional women.
Pastor Ruth Kala Stephen
Ruth Kala Stephen is the Co-founder of Smyrna Assembly and has served alongside her husband, The Late Rev John Sam Stephen, for more than 30 years. Pastor Ruth is also a gifted Administrator and is pivotal to the Administration of Smyrna Assembly. Pastor Ruth is known as a Bible teacher and a passionate preacher. Pastor Ruth preaches hope and restoration through Jesus Christ.
Bro Joel Daniel Stephen
Joel Daniel Stephen is the younger brother Pastor Samuel Gift Stephen.
Having seen his father, The Late Rev. Dr. John Sam Stephen, pioneer Smyrna Assembly from inception Joel had a great burden for the Church and knew that he too had God’s call upon his life. Joel answered the call of God to serve as the Lord as a Telugu Pastor in June 2009. Joel loves God, the Word and the Great Commission. Joel serves also as a Cell Group Leader as well as a Board member of Smyrna Assembly. Joel also functions full time in the market place as an Accountant for an established company. Joel is married to Rekha Rebecca and are blessed with 2 lovely children, Ivan and Ian.