about stephen

lead visionary pastor

My Story

Stephen Poore is a Richmond, Virginia native and blessed with the camaraderie of his wife, Devin, and two children, Howdy and Jed. Stephen is also a licensed pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Stephen and Devin have partaken in adventures spanning from the favelas of Sao Paulo to the pasta of Rome. Stephen received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before finishing his undergraduate degree, Stephen trekked the United States from coast to coast in his punk rock band, Ten 33. Youth Ministry has been a focal point of Stephen’s life, which led him to be the Student Ministries Director at West End Assembly of God in Richmond, Va.

Stephen holds an advanced degree with his Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Il. While in Chicago, Stephen worked with Soul City Church as the College-Connections Director. Devin and Stephen eventually made their way back to Richmond, Virginia, in August of 2014 to start a church, intentionally in the heart of the city called Center Church.

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