Stephen Wayne Stetler

July 19, 1960 - September 13, 2021

Stephen Wayne Stetler, 61, of Pharr, Texas, went home to be with Jesus on September 13, 2021, following a short illness.

Steve was born on July 19, 1960, to Kenneth and Jewel Stetler in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended God’s Bible School & College from 1978-1983 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Education and a Bachelors in Religious Education.

Steve worked in multiple areas of ministry throughout his life as a Preacher, Educator, and Missionary. His early ministry life included time in Ohio and Alabama as an associate pastor and teacher. He dedicated 18 years as a teacher, principal, and associate pastor at Stone City Christian Academy and Faith Mission Church in Bedford, Indiana. From 2007-2017, he had the privilege of working with Bible Methodist Missions in Mexico. Steve was passionate about ministry and his final place of service as Director of Member Care at Hope International Missions. Steve showed love and kindness to everyone he met and touched many lives through his service to Jesus.

In 1981, Steve met the love of his life, Beth (Sankey), at God’s Bible School & College. Steve and Beth were married on July 23, 1983, and were blessed with two children, Maria and Kent. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. There was nothing he loved more than spending time with his family. Steve was deeply loved and will be greatly missed, not only by his family but by people from around the world.

Steve joins his parents, Kenneth and Jewel, in Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Beth; his two children, Maria (Bryan) Robledo and Kent (Jananne) Stetler; one grandchild, Kaden, and another on the way; his five siblings, Daniel (Joan) Stetler, David (Marsha) Stetler, Darrell (Regina) Stetler, Frances Stetler, and Trilinda Stetler; his in-laws, Leonard (Janet) Sankey, Vonnie (Andrew) Bryan, and Marc (Melodie) Sankey; and many nieces and nephews.

Matthew 11:28-29 says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Steve preached from this verse many times over the course of his ministry, and now he is living out this reality, resting safely in the arms of his beloved Savior and Friend.