Isaac Stephanus / Youth Minister


After moving to the Grand Valley in 2001, my family and I began attending Clifton Christian Church in 2003, and in June of 2005 I gave my life to Christ: thus began my journey into the ministry. Through the work of Christ and the encouragement of many mentors – several of whom I now work with – I felt God’s call in my life to youth ministry.

In 2009 I enrolled at Summit Christian College, formerly Platte Valley Bible College, in Gering, Nebraska, and by 2013 graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Bible with an emphasis in Ministry. During that time I worked as a volunteer youth leader at Alliance Christian Church in Alliance , Nebraska. Upon graduating, I took my first youth ministry position there, working full-time to support my family and my ministry. After four years of seeing God work in the lives of teens at Alliance, God granted my wife Hannah, and I the desire of our hearts and brought us back to the Grand Valley. I am now serving as an Associate at Clifton Christian Church with a focus on our youth ministry – God is awesome.

I met my wonderful wife during my senior year of high school – go Bulldogs – and asked for her hand just before leaving for college. To my ultimate surprise and elation she said, “Yes!” and we have enjoyed 5 happy years together. She is an incredible part of my ministry, going above and beyond in helping myself as well as the students, providing an amazing testimony to young women what a godly woman looks like. As I stated above, it is the desire of our hearts to be back home, ministering alongside an awesome team of godly men and women, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of this body.