MINISTRY TEAM

Pastors serving in the rural villages should not be alone.  That’s why our ministry team works diligently to provide the connection between our North American prayer and financial partners and the national pastor starting new churches in their country.

Stephen Wheeler, Executive Director

Steve’s family heritage of seven generations of missionaries forged his deep commitment to foreign missions. His great, great grandfather was the guardian of Mary Dyer, Hudson Taylor’s wife. They were missionaries in China together. Steve grew up sitting at the table hearing missionaries declare the struggles and deliverance of God in their missionary ventures. Steve’s parents invited every missionary speaker at their church to dinner in their home.

This upbringing tremendously impacted the formulation in Steve’s mind that the gospel is to be proclaimed in the farthest places of the earth.

Steve’s parents supported White Fields Ministry while he was growing up, so he is a second generation partner to the national pastors. When he began college in the late 70’s he was immediately drawn into youth ministry, later served as an associate pastor, and then was a senior pastor for ten years. Being in the crucible of full-time pastoral ministry gives Steve the ability to come alongside our national pastors with empathy and understanding for the task that is before them in starting a new church.

Nearly four decades of ministry experience has increased the intensity that Steve has for spreading churches into the hardest to reach places. When he walks with our pastors into their communities plagued by poverty, darkness, and evil, he is more deeply moved to establish a network of pastors supporting and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Through the gospel, these local churches transform the lives of a new believer, and the entire community is wholly transformed by their witness and testimony.

Steve’s wife Coral also has a rich missionary heritage. When she was young, her parents served in the mission field of South America and they worked together as a family to plant a church in the North County of San Diego. Her father served as Director of the Christian Serviceman’s Center in Oceanside for twenty years.

Together, Steve and Coral have raised four children, all adults now and actively involved in their local churches.

Blanca, Executive Assistant

Blanca grew up in Oceanside, CA in a non-Christian home. After having two children she realized that God was probably a good idea. She started searching but was not able to connect with any church and didn’t understand who God was or what it meant to have a relationship with him. She was invited to a Bible preaching church by a co-worker and was excited to attend and hear what they had to teach. She received Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized in 2004. She graduated from Biola University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. She raised her children to love the Lord and they are involved in their local church.

Sarah, Communications

Sarah is a church planter’s wife and mom to two kids. She is involved in different ministries of the local church, such as teaching youth, young adults, women’s discipleship and has also served on the board of PWF (Pastor’s Wife’s Fellowship) in San Diego, encouraging and ministering to senior pastor’s wives. Sarah earned a degree in Graphic Design, with a minor in Film, that grew from a background in fine arts. She has a heart for reaching the lost through art.


Rachel, Editor

Rachel grew up in a Christian home and received Christ at a young age. She graduated from The Master’s University with a degree in Home Economics. She has been a counselor at a Christian Conference Center in the mountains of Southern CA and a pre-school teacher. She is completing a medical degree in Midwifery and is on staff in the children’s ministry of her local church. She edits our prayer reports in cooperation with our translators and helps with the written communication so our prayer partners can intercede for the pastors and their families.

Our team of translators and editors around the world prepare the prayer reports published on our site. You can partner with us in prayer when you intercede for these pastors and their churches.

Contact our office at (760) 846-8610 – or  Info@whitefields.org

PO Box 1839
San Marcos, CA 92079

Board Members

Larry Goding                James Fazio, Secretary       Russell Emmons
Sun City, AZ                      El Cajon, CA                       El Cajon, CA

Alex Granados, Treasurer               Carey Norman, Chairman
Winston Salem, NC                                   San Diego, CA

Accounting

Bookkeeper
Amy Yordt, President
The Accounting Department Inc.

Annual Compilation/Audit
Evan Filipovitch
Filipovitch & CO.
Certified Public Accountants
Carlsbad, CA, 92008-4611