Steve Liversedge, current President of Evangelism Resources, has a long and fruitful relationship with the mission. Steve earned a B.A. in History from Taylor University and a M.A. in British History from the University of Cincinnati. He was a Christian day school teacher and missionary in Maui, Hawaii for two years, and then went with another missions organization to Kenya from 1979-1981 as a teacher in a government school. He became a missionary with ER in Congo/Zaire in 1984 and worked in that country until 1998. There he met and married his wife in 1987, Lorenda (Lorrie) Johnson. They have four beautiful children, Nathan, Katherine, Matthew, and Jonathan. He then, with his family, went to Cameroon and led ER's efforts to evangelize the Pygmies from 1999-2003 with the intention to establish a Pygmy Bible School. This was done in September of 2003. Steve and his family returned to the U.S. that year and he became President of ER in the summer of 2004.
The Liversedge's children all lead active and interesting lives. Nathan is currently serving in the U.S. Marines, Katie is a graduate of Asbury University with an education major; Matthew is a high school student and an accomplished musician, playing both the cello and the piano. Jonathan is also in high school, and is an expert on his church quiz team.
Life Verse: John 14:21, "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."
Steve's Testimony: "I grew up in a Christian home where my father was a pastor and my mother was fully engaged in church activities and as a prayer warrior. I came to Christ as a young boy and committed my life to Him for full time service as a junior at Taylor University in February, 1972. Matthew 9:38 asks us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest that He would send laborers into His harvest field. I believe this is what ER is all about. As people pray, God equips us to train and send out men and women through Portable Bible Schools and Schools of Evangelism. Our work with national movements of evangelism gives us an opportunity to sensitize the leadership of the church in all the countries where we work. We are urging them to take seriously this call: to mobilize the whole church to reach whole nations with the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe, as God enables, we will enter more and more nations with this single goal - to complete The Great Commission."
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