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Dr. Steve Fender has been preaching the gospel most of his life. His ministry began at age 16. Steve attended Gateway College in St. Louis, Missouri. While attending college, he became known as a fiery faith preacher which placed him in great demand in his denomination at a very early age. The first twelve years of his ministry were spent in revival crusades throughout America. Steve married Becky Varnado in January of 1971. Becky has become renowned for her gospel music, both singing and writing, some of her most requested songs are "I Give You Jesus" and "Whose Report Shall You Believe?" Steve and Becky have two sons, Sean and Brandon.
Steve felt the call of God to found the Livingway Christian Church in 1979, in San Antonio, Texas. Livingway has become a church widely known for its intense grass roots evangelism and exciting praise. The emphasis of Steve's strong Word ministry has produced a constant atmosphere of miracles. The result is a growing congregation of approximately two thousand members. The last number of years, the heart of Steve's ministry has been Livingway Church. He has, however, continued to minister in conventions and through national media. His San Antonio television and radio ministry, as well as national exposure, has been well received.
In 2011, Steve became the Bishop of Livingway and he continues to lead the church to higher places in God! His spiritual philosophy is simple; the church has a date with destiny. That destiny is that the church, by the power of the Holy Spirit, will experience the greatest awakening the world has ever known. This great revival will usher in the coming of our King and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!
There are two reasons why we lose the coin of faith ... neglect and darkness. We must take sole responsibility by taking inventory, lighting a candle, sweeping the house and seeking diligently until we recover that lost coin of faith!
Sermon Date: May 22, 2013 The power to please someone who is in higher authority than you is truly a gift that brings great rewards! Dr. Fender's powerful message brings that theory into motion--specifically when the authority is God! The Lord holds our future, and pleasing God through faith is key ... this teaching will show you HOW!
There is power in divine revelation, and with great revelation comes identity! In this message, Dr. Fender sheds light about identifying Jesus through the power of one question: WHO DO YOU SAY HE IS? You can't truly know who YOU are until you know who HE is!
Sermon Date: April 17, 2013You can tell what is powerful and effective in the Church of the living God... by what the adversary attacks. Hence, why Bishop Fender expresses to exercise our option of worship and prayer. Believe it or not, the power of worship is always under attack, but staying in worship is the fundamental key to victory! Because worshiping God is not only a commandment: it's a weapon of choice!
Sermon Date: April 10, 2013 God has given us so many promises, yet there are a few that actually embrace those promises! This powerful teaching will strengthen you to stay focused on the important matter: your faith. Regardless of what holds against you, it's the promises of the Lord that will pull you through! You have the faith to move your mountains... embrace it!
It's very important that you have "pillars" for your faith... WHAT you believe does matter! This message will encourage you to understand the concept of God's unfailing love and promise to His people. It doesn't matter what a society, denomination, or a generation tries to tell you--just as long as you hold on to your faith and believe!
During His final hours, Jesus remained speechless so we could live the rest of our lives NOT speechless. When Elijah spoke, things changed. When David spoke, things changed. When God speaks, things not only change--they come alive! Your words are powerful! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
We love to indulge ourselves in "fantasy faith", when God says to GET REAL! Throughout this teaching, Bishop Fender explains the difference of what's fantasy and the daily battles we go through. It all comes down to one thing: FAITH! The Bible tells us that we are to have victory against the enemy--this message will strengthen you to slay your giant!
Sermon Date: February 17, 2013What determines the LORD'S battle? Most importantly, what determine the VICTORY? Bishop Fender sheds light on these questions, while giving insight on how to find the answer. Remember: Your own life's battles, as important as they are, never guarantee victory... but with God, YOU CAN'T LOSE!
Sermon Date: January 20, 2013 In light of Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Fender illustrates this man's historic stand against adversity, and challenges us to make the stand in our own personal battles/adverisities! You serve a great God, who wants to fight your battles! Make today today count! Inspire yourself to stand and say, "Enough is enough!"