Stephen and Christy Porter grew up here in Pagosa Springs. They went separate ways after high school, and both ended up in the Denver area several years later. It only took 2 months after making contact again to know that God had something special for the two of them. In 2000 they were married and now have 4 children. They are Jamie, Parker, Raygan and Christian. (wow, that was a mouth full)

Stephen has been involved with Children’s Ministry throughout his life. He has worked at San Juan Bible Camp, AWANA at several churches, Directed VBS, and finally took over the directorship of Children’s Ministry at ChristLife Community Church in Parker, Colorado before moving back to Pagosa Springs in 2013. Stephen saw an opportunity to replace more of his professional IT career with a more eternally fruitful ministry with Children. This opportunity was back in his home town.

Stephen has a PASSION for children’s education through the local church and other avenues throughout the community. “Evangelizing HIS world” and “Equipping HIS Saints” are motto’s he lives by. Building relationships through church and the community are a focus for Stephen and his ministry. He would welcome the opportunity to share a lunch, dinner or just an orange juice (he doesn’t drink coffee) and share in more detail his PASSION!
Pagosa Valor Academy also calls Stephen their Head Administrator.