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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF STEPHEN D. FOURNIER
"But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
(Acts 20:24 ESV)
Stephen Fournier was born in Westerly, Rhode Island.
At age two, his family moved to Montville, Connecticut where he attended the public schools, graduating from Montville High School in 1979.
Following graduation, Steve joined the U.S. Air Force, where he was an electronics technician.
While in the service, Steve
and Darleen made a commitment to each other in marriage.
was honorably discharged in 1982, returning to the Montville area, where Darleen and he
purchased a home.
They began to attend church at The Norwich Baptist Chapel
, and it was there, under the ministry of Michael Maxnier, both Steve
and Darleen were saved by the sovereign grace of God.
The next year Steve began to take courses through Bethany Bible College, earning his Bible diploma.
It was during this time that Steve
was active with C.A.R.E.S. (Christian Apologetic Research and Education Service), which was an outreach to Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and other cults.
It was through Bethany Bible College that he later received his degree in Biblical Studies.
and Darleen soon found themselves attending the Montville Union Baptist Church
They became members and enrolled in a program through the church and Village Missions called the ACT program.
is a home missions organization whose purpose is to "provide qualified, spiritual leadership to those rural and suburban areas in the United States and Canada where there exists a definite need to win and disciple people to Jesus Christ through the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel.
The purpose of the ACT program is to train men to be Pastors within the local church.
Under the leadership of Pastor Jim Cook, Steve completed the requirements of the ACT program, becoming Assistant Pastor at the church.
At this time Steve
took over the leadership of Montville Union Baptist Church
In May 1992, Steve
wife Darleen were officially accepted into Village Missions
, and it was at this time he
became the full-time senior pastor of Montville Union Baptist Church
, where he
served for a little over one year.
In August of 1993 Steve and Darleen were assigned by Village Missions to The Milford Center Community Bible Church, then called the Milford Center Baptist Church.
God has truly blessed this ministry, opening many doors for ministry.
In addition to Steve's responsibilities at the Milford Center
also serves the residents of the Otsego Manor nursing home as the chaplain.
Steve is also the chaplain for the Otsego County Sheriff's Office.
Darleen is also very active in different ministries of the church such as the Women's Fellowship
, Junior Church
, Sunday School, Friendship Bible Coffees, and leading the local Good News Club
and Darleen have three grown daughters, Brooke and her
husband Matt, Andrea, and Bethany.
In 2010 God bless them with their first grandchild Julia, a beautiful little girl who brings much joy into their lives.
On February 29th of 2012 God once again blessed Steve
and Darleen with another beautiful granddaughter, Piper.
God continues to bless this ministry in different ways, with many opportunities for Steve
and Darleen to be active in the church and the community.
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A case involving a faith-based youth program that was refused after-hours use of a Milford , NY , public school building has been accepted for spring argument by the U.S. Supreme Court. ?Within a day of filling out a building request form to use the school for one hour a week , we were told we were a religious organization and therefore not allowed to use the building , ? says Rev. Stephen Fournier , recalling when the dispute began four years ago.
Out of that dispute came The Good News Club v. Milford Central School.
...Fournier , who is pastor of the Milford Center Community Bible Church in central New York , is also the local leader of the Good News Club , one of over 4 , 000 such clubs across the country affiliated with the Warrenton , Mo. ? based Child Evangelism Fellowship
.The fellowship is a worldwide missionary organization that promotes Bible based educational programs for youngsters ages five to twelve. ?We?re trying to teach morals and offer spiritual guidance in the same manner as the Boy Scouts , the Girl Scouts and the 4-H Club
,.Fournier says. ?If they?re not denied access to public school buildings , neither should we..
lawsuit claiming violation of his
club?s First Amendment right to free speech , a preliminary injunction was granted by the federal district court in Binghamton that allowed the Good News Club
to operate unhampered at Milford Central School
for nearly a year while both sides researched their positions.While school officials could not monitor or in any way hinder club activities , hymn singing could be heard emanating from the classroom. ?We let him do his
thing , ? says Miller.During a deposition for the case , Miller asked Fournier
to lay out in detail what transpired during the 60-minute sessions. ?It was Sunday School
on Tuesday ,.
Attendance is purely voluntary and parental permission slips must be signed , ? says Fournier
.But ?in reality , it is a very heavy concentration of religious instruction ,.
...* Contact : Rev. Stephen Fournier 607-286-7721 ; Frank Miller , Esq. 315-437-7600
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a very nice fellow, thoughtful and caring and all the things you'd want in a public official - except resolve," candidate Stephen Fournier
of Hartford said Thursday of the Larson.
was lacking in that."
Fournier, who is a lawyer and only recently joined the Green Party after having been a Republican for the last five years, said his candidacy is something he agreed to after participating in a discussion group that focused on talk of presidential impeachment.
The informal group came to the conclusion that there's "ample evidence they've committed serious crimes," Fournier
said of Bush and Vice President Cheney.
After reaching this conclusion, Fournier
met with Larson to discuss the matter further and presented him with a dozen questions asking Larson what could be done and whether he'd be willing to do anything.
didn't get a satisfactory answer, prompting his
campaign for the 1st Congressional District seat, which he
said is rooted in fighting against "lawlessness in government."
"I'm not unrealistic; I certainly wouldn't expect to win," Fournier
said of his
campaign in the Democrat-heavy district, adding that he
hopes only to shift discussions "leftward."
noted, however, "Of course, I would like to win the election, but I'm a nobody."
Fournier's resume is extensive.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Hungarian language voice-intercept processing specialist from 1966 to 1970, and went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and its law school in 1978.
Among other jobs, he's been Hartford's assistant corporation counsel and legal editor and managing editor of Business & Legal Reports Inc.
He also is a self-taught painter, cartoonist, and computer programmer.
served on Hartford's Board of Education from 1995 to 1997.
joined the Green Party
only within the last year, Fournier
worked on Ralph Nader's last two presidential bids and on campaigns for others running for state office, having been active with the party for the last decade.
In addition to Larson, of East Hartford, West Hartford Republican Joe Visconti has announced his
candidacy in the 1st District, which includes East Hartford, East Windsor, Manchester, South Windsor, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
hasn't met Visconti but said that "West Hartford politicians have been very effective in getting things done."
Visconti is a first-term town councilman who describes himself as an "activist" and unsuccessfully led the fight against the public financing of Blue Back Square.
is likely to receive the party's nomination during the convention May 10.
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Rev. Stephen Fournier : It's all about guaranteeing people the freedom of speech , and the school...is infringing upon my right of free speech..
...The Good News Club is sponsored by the Milford Community Bible Church where Stephen Fournier is the pastor
.Both say it's a friendly disagreement.Each thinks the First Amendment is on his
Superintendent Livshin : The limited use forum precludes the use of facilities for religious purposes and specifically religious instruction.And that's what we found was going on..
: It's about guaranteeing people the freedom of speech.And the school , as far as I'm concerned , is infringing upon my right of free speech..
Justice Stephen Breyer expressed some sympathy for the club's argument when he
told the school's attorney : It sounds to me like you're discriminating , in free speech terms , against religion..
The case came before the justices because lower courts disagree on what the establishment clause permits.There are more than 2000 Good News Clubs across the U.S. affiliated with the Child Evangelism Fellowship.While the Second Circuit appeals court in New York denied Milford's club access to the school , an Eighth Circuit appeals court in Missouri said granting access would not violate the separation of church and state.
Good News Clubs are open to children aged six to 12.The young age of the participants worried several justices who were mindful of a 1981 ruling -- Widmar v. Vincent--that required equal access to university facilities for religious groups.