I’m Justin Stevers. I was born and raised just outside Roanoke, Virginia. My wife Lizzy and I met at my home church in Virginia. We’ve been married since October 2019 and have our baby boy, Haddon. I enjoy learning. I get really excited studying the Bible and “old dead guys” (great theologians) who knew the Bible so much more than I do. I love sports, good coffee, and buying (sometimes reading) too many good books.
In sixth grade, a lot of my friends were going to youth group and it sounded fun so I started going. God started working in my life through the youth group. I went to church camp in the summer after sixth grade. At camp, I finally fully realized my need for Christ and that I needed to completely surrender to Him, so there, I surrendered my life to Him. From there, my youth pastor discipled me, and later other mentors and peers poured into me as I grew in my walk with Christ.
Early in high school, I started feeling called to full-time pastoral ministry. A calling is both internal and external; I like to say it is aspiration combined with affirmation. In high school, I started developing the aspiration to pursue full-time ministry. My pastors, mentors, peers, and my church affirmed this as something that I should pursue. I served at my home church as an intern and a staff member for over five years. I also served overseas as a missionary intern on two occasions. During this time, I went to Liberty University, where I studied Christian Ministry. I am currently taking seminary classes at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
God led me to Central Baptist when the church called me as the Youth Pastor in the summer of 2019. I have loved ministering in this church as we try to create a Bible-centered culture where students love to know God, grow in God, and show God to those around them.