Stephen Charles Wheeler grew up in the province now known as Gauteng, in South Africa, in the town of Springs. As a young man, Steve had a radical encounter with Jesus, and was never the same again. He went to Bible College at Hatfield School of Theology in the mid 80′s where he earned his BA in Theology.
He and his wife became full time pastors at Hatfield in 1989 where they pastored for over 8 years. They responded to the call of God to relocate to Durban, on the East Coast of South Africa, where they went to help an established church plant; Highway Christian Community. The church they now call home.
They served with good friends Greg and Michelle Haswell on the pastoral team before taking over the leadership of Highway from Greg and Michelle (who planted a church in the USA) in 1999. Steve and Janet have served with a number of pastors around the world in building into churches and helping leaders and pastors in their roles. Steve has worked extensively into Brazil and India as well as locally in South Africa.
Steve and Janet have 2 lovely children, Carrie, who is married to Shane; and Rayne. They also have a gorgeous grandson, Logan.
Steve now ministers at Highway and travels preaching the Glorious Truth of the New Covenant, unpacking the Scriptures to help people see how Good God really is! His heart is to see people all over the world come into the understanding that God is not against them, and has made them right with Him by reconciling them to Himself through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:19 – 21
God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
(Vs 20) Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
(Vs 21) For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
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