Stephen Holley is the Lead Pastor at Generation Church. A natural leader, Stephen spent four years in the United States Coast Guard before earning his Associate’s Degree from Christ For The Nations Bible College. Along with his wife Joy, Stephen spent a year as a missionary in Belize, Central America, working through LOL Ministries to assist orphans, neglected and disadvantaged children, and young adults throughout the community.
In 2009, Stephen became a youth pastor and his wife took over worship at his father’s church, Seabreeze Community Church in Largo, Florida, helping grow the church for over eight years. In 2017, Stephen completed a Bachelor’s Degree from Dallas Baptist University and took over as lead pastor of Seabreeze, which then became Generation Church.
November 3rd, 2022 | 27 mins 10 secs
brian robinson, genchurch, genchurch.com, lol ministries, real faith stories, stephen holley
As the son of a Southern Baptist pastor, Stephen was running as hard as he could AWAY from God. By 11th grade, heavy drugs, by 12th grade a felony conviction, and after graduating high school, two drug overdoses and another arrest. Then he joined the coast guard where he had a life-changing encounter with the Lord, after which he was led into a journey that would forever alter the way he viewed spiritual warfare and spiritual gifts. He never wanted to be a pastor, but God had a different plan.