Pastor Stephen Hartman began Pastoral Ministry as the Assistant Pastor at King of Kings Community Church in Manahawkin NJ back in 1996.
n 1999 "The Hartman Family" along with about 10 other families where sent into the Tuckerton/ Little Egg Harbor community to plant the first "daughter church" of King of Kings
Stephen & Sandi
, if asked, will tell you that "this "adventure" has been very rewarding"!"Planting a church and growing a church into the fabric of a community is what God has called us to do!God sent us here on a beautiful mission back in 1999 and he
continues to unfold his
plan for us, as a family and as a church family as we continue to follow him, love him, and serve him"."The Great Commission… is a GREAT ADVENTURE…AND SANDI AND I LOVE THE WAY JESUS HAS REVEALED HIMSELF TO US OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN SO RICH FOLLOWING JESUS".
Stephen is a life-long resident of Southern Ocean County, having grown up on Long Beach Island he graduated from Southern Regional High School in 1979, graduated from Widener University in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration.
has at times summarized his
pastoral commissioning, or "calling" in the following way, (as a command from the Lord): "Tell my people that I love them."
is joined in ministry by his
wife Sandi, and five children, Stephen Jr., Jeremy, Jacob, Elisha, and Noel.
My goal in life… Is to "FOLLOW JESUS"… and I want to "TAKE HOLD" of the "THAT" from Philippians 3:12.Think about it… what is the "THAT"?The "THAT" is huge!I am compelled to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of ME!For me the "THAT" is not only God's plan for Stephen Hartman's
life in Christ!His plan, His purpose, His Mission à on earth through Stephen Hartman… but the "THAT" is also a love relationship between me and the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!Let's all go after "THAT"!