Their Ministry Focus
Steven and Peggy work alongside the Church of God in Sri Lanka, partnering to teach and train Sri Lankan pastors and leaders. Together with Sri Lankan church leaders, their goal is to connect pastors across the nation and develop a strong, self-sustaining, and multiplying church. The currently serve as transitional members of the national leadership team.
Steven and Peggy Beverly both grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. They lived around the corner from each other and even rode the school bus together. Steven’s father, Sethard Beverly, pastored Third Street Church of God, and Peggy’s father was a construction entrepreneur. Neither Steven nor Peggy knew that God would bring their paths together after thirty years.
Steven graduated from Anderson University and, after teaching journalism in the Cayman Islands, became the associate editor of Vital Christianity magazine. Steven would go on to become editor of ONEvoice! magazine and then a journalism instructor at Ball State University before becoming the marketing manager at a museum.
After studying at Emporia State University in Kansas, Peggy attended Rhema Bible Training College, where she felt a call to missions. With the support of her family, Peggy’s call to missions took her on multiple trips to Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, and Israel. After moving to Anderson, she became the itineration specialist for Global Missions (now Global Strategy).
Steven’s and Peggy’s paths crossed again in 2006 during the North American Convention and they married in 2007. Both have a heart for missions and desire to fulfill God’s call on their lives. They served together on short-term assignments in Catadupa, Jamaica, and in Poza Rica, Mexico, while making plans to pursue a missionary assignment with Global Strategy.
After much prayer and seeking God’s direction about where he would have them serve, Steven and Peggy felt God’s call to serve in Sri Lanka. Their assignment in Sri Lanka is to work with national leaders to build a healthy, growing national church and to strengthen and support local churches as they spread the gospel in communities that are often hostile to Christianity.
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