Senior Pastor

Pastor E. Stephen Roberts  Entered the Gospel Ministry in September 1983, answering the Divine 'Call' from our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. He has attended Great Lakes Bible College in Lansing, MI.  Pastor Roberts has been a full-time pastor for over 33 years, and has a solid background in pastoral ministry. He has recently completed his first book, titled Beyond The Flesh.

Having been a pastor in the rural small-town church, in the church of the mid-sized city, and in the church of the big metropolitan-city, Pastor Roberts draws upon the wealth of these experiences, and brings the value of them to the pages of his writings. He is (for nearly sixteen years) the Senior Pastor of the Garfield Park Baptist Church in Chicago, IL.

He has been an instructor to hundreds of pastors from aross the United States, who gathered at the eleven hundred acre Green Lakes Conference Center of the American Baptist Assemblies, located at Green Lakes, WI. He preaches in various assemblies across the country, as he continues to be active and busy, favored for his unique, insightful, stirring, and spiritually illuminating preaching and teaching.

Pastor Roberts and his wife Katheryn have four children: Sean (wife Stacy); David (wife Latricia); Diana and Rebekah (Charles).  The family is involved in respective areas of Kingdom service in the ministries of the church. Pastor Roberts and First Lady, Katheryn (also a ordained minister)  are the proud grandparents of seven grandsons and one grandaughter.

Pastor Katheryn, A First Lady for over 27 years, served in various ministries; Christian Education Director, Children’s Church Director, Organizer for the Vessels of Glory Women’s ministry and Kingdom Krowd Puppets. She teaches a wide range of discipleship classes “Becoming a Vessel God Can Use;  Discipleship Evangelism” which  have produced fruit to ministries started in churches and through the Holy Spirit these courses have enabled women and men minister and lead others in discipleship.

Retired from IBM Corporation as a Systems Management Analyst for 13 years, she is an Entrepreneur an co-owner of Living Image Publishing.  As a Ordained Minister, she now serves as Pastor in Church Administration & IT Technology, Media Communications.  She serves on as a Board Member of the Garfield Park A.R.I.S.E nonprofit organization.  In 2011 she was blessed to minister in Uganda, Africa where she taught at Charis Bible College Uganda and ministered at the Nagasaki Hospital.

Pastor Katheryn  studied Christian Education in World Religions at the College of Naperville and the St. Paul Christian Leadership school in Toledo, Ohio.     A graduate and Ordained Minister of the  Ministerial Studies at the In HIS Image School of Ministry in Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of the Charis Bible College Chicago an Extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries where she received a Diploma in Ministering Training & School of Practical Ministry.  She is currenrtly a sudent of the Christian Leadership University pursuing a higher education degree for Worship Leaders.  Her hearts desire is to teach Worship Leaders the Theology of Worship and Passion in Purusing God's Presence for leading His People.

Katheryn Roberts

Rev. Dr. Earl S. Roberts