Pastor Stephen J. Lawrence is a new fresh novel and one of the anointed voices in the Body of Christ. He combines a passion for people who are hurting and a keen understanding of business and entrepreneurship with an uncanny ability to preach and teach the Word of God with relevancy. Pastor Lawrence is positioned to bring much needed change through the power of Christ.
Whether married or unmarried, rich or poor, employed or unemployed, educated or uneducated, people’s souls are being saved and spirits renewed through the anointing on his life. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, young Stephen surrounded himself with the wrong crowd, but God had a greater plan. This plan would lead to a life dedicated to ministry and the community.
Pastor Lawrence holds an associate degree in early childhood education from Baltimore City Community College; he attended The University of Baltimore to complete his degree in Psychology and received his Master’s in Human Services from Lincoln University. He is a graduate of Baltimore School of the Bible. Pastor Lawrence has over 15 years of experience in ministry and the human services field.
He has been involved with community outreach, employment development and family counseling. Taking his call to outreach to the next level, he preached his initial sermon in 2002 and was quickly elevated to Youth Overseer at the First St. Stephen’s Baptist Church
in Baltimore, MD where the Pastor is Reverend Dr. Aggie Brown Jr. After years of ministering to those in church, Pastor Lawrence followed his heart and began ministering to the “un-churched”.
It was out of this hunger and vision that Abundant Harvest Ministries was birthed in September 2008. Pastor Lawrence is currently under the tutelage of Dr. R.A Vernon of the WORD CHURCH in Cleveland, Ohio. With a vision to both economically and spiritually empower people, Abundant Harvest Ministries is meeting the needs of the Baltimore community with practical, bible-based teaching. Pastor Lawrence believes the unprecedented problems of Baltimore call for unprecedented ministry.
He uses a fresh style, unorthodox delivery, and cutting-edge technology during his sermons. For these reasons, Abundant Harvest Ministries is growing by leaps and bounds in a short span of time. He is truly a man after Gods own heart. Pastor Lawrence is honored to be married to his wife for life, Lady Robin Lawrence. He is the proud father of Tygee and Stephanae’ Lawrence. He is just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody.
Lady Robin Lawrence serves closely in ministry alongside her husband her “King for Life”Pastor Stephen Lawrence. She has worked diligently in the ministry empowering, encouraging and uplifting women through her vision “Ladies of Radiance”. She is sold out to God, her husband, her children Stephenae’ and Tygee, ministry and family. Lady Lawrence is determined to stand by her husband’s side as they reach the community by “Unveiling Christ” through the word of God.
Lady Lawrence is a graduate of Baltimore School of the Bible and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with emphasis in substance abuse and
counseling. She graciously completed her courses a year early from Kaplan Universitygraduating Cum Laude and detained the limelight as commencement speaker.
Lady Lawrence is the Owner/CEO of Harvest of Hope Behavioral Health located in Pikesville, Maryland. It is there that she uses the holistic approach to change the lives of individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. It is her passion to see lives changed and transformed. This gives individuals a since of what a normal “drug-free life looks like.
Not only is it her passion but it is also her family’s testimony of how drug treatment and mental health therapy can change lives and restore families. She also understands that without God none of this would be possible. Lady Robin has worked in the Mental Health industry for multiple years as Executive Director of No Turning Back Behavioral Health and residential housing. She now operates in a dual capacity insuring that both organizations continue to change lives forever.
As the Lord continues to lead and guide her in ministry her passion is to reach a generation of people who has been hurt, betrayed and let down to show them there is still life after disappointment. She trusts that with the help of God we can reach the unreachable and touch the untouchable.
Lady Lawrence undoubtedly loves to serve the Lord with her whole heart and is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. “This is the Lords doing and it is marvelous in our eyes” Psalms 118:23. She stands on the statement “Strive to be at the top because the bottom is overcrowded”. She encourages everyone to stand firm on the word of God because if he did it for her he can do it for you.