Steve Stewart is the founder and president of Impact Nations. As a young married man, Steve encountered Christ in 1976; his life immediately and radically changed. Five years later, he pastored his first church while also working for a school board. Following this, Steve established three Christian schools in western Canada. In 1987, he, his wife Christina and their four sons moved to Ontario to plant churches. Over the next fifteen years they planted—either directly, or by training and sending out teams–– seven churches in Ontario, BC and Russia. They also began Healing Rooms in Canada; eventually Healing Rooms were established in over 30 communities.
In 2003, while returning from a ministry trip in Korea, Steve had an encounter that changed his life’s direction. While flying, he sensed the Lord come near to him and asked, “What do you want to do with the rest of your life? I will let you do anything.” Steve’s response was, “If I can do anything, then with the rest of my life I want to rescue lives: spiritually, supernaturally, economically, medically, educationally.” From that encounter was birthed Impact Nations. To his amazement, from that time on, Steve began to receive invitations to come to various places in the developing world. Bringing supernatural and practical manifestations of God’s Kingdom to the poor, the lost and the oppressed is the passion of Steve’s life.
In the years since then, Steve and Impact Nations have travelled to multiple nations in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America. Churches have been planted, hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted: in many nations the sick have received medical care, the hungry have been fed, and communities have received clean water. Farms, small businesses, schools and a clinic have been established. Steve often thinks back to his encounter on the airplane. No one is more surprised than him at what the Lord has done.