Pastor Steve has had the joy and privilege of ministering to God’s people for nearly 40 years.
“What excites me the most about serving Jesus in the capacities and places I have, is seeing Christ followers walk in their purpose in the church and the world”
- Steve Deal
Pastor Steve’s heart is to partner, network, and come alongside other ministries who are kingdom minded to reach people with the hope and love of Jesus Christ. He is the visionary and CEO of RealDeal Ministries International. www.realdealministries.com
Serving alongside with his wife, Lennette, of 37 years, they have had the opportunities to bring the hope of Christ to thousands of men, women, and children both stateside and abroad. They also specialize in transforming unlovely, negative places, into the flourishing ones reflecting the hope and love of Jesus.
They have two grown children, Jordan 31, and Brianna 27, who both serve Jesus as Lord. They also have one amazing Daughter-in-love, Ruth Deal and 2 beautiful Grand-daughters, Selah and Emma Rose and a bunch of spiritual kids around the world.
My first call is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, and mind and to be a Godly Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. I found a real and living God at the age of 6 years old at Vacation Bible School and I never walked away from my love for Him. Part of my mission is to help other children and youth discover this same Jesus at a very young age so that too can walk in His love for a lifetime.”
- Lennette Deal
Lennette’s vision and passion is the calling forth and training of the army of children and youth across this nation, and abroad, who are determined to serve the Lord Jesus Christ no matter what their situation. God has called her to do this through the use of artistic expressions, especially in the form of the performing arts such as dance, acting, human videos, mime, puppetry, and so much more. God has always surrounded Lennette with amazing teachers to draw from, as well as her own anointing to direct, teach and train in the Word and leadership.
The XTRA Kids Children’s Ministry reflects that very vision. Each week is filled with active worship, games, and a variety of puppet characters and or live characters that help to tell the story of who Jesus is and how we can grow in Him. It is an hour of FUN, but serious training in the Word, that all brings each child towards a true and loving relationship with the Lord. It is a safe environment where every child can feel a place of belonging.
Lennette strongly believes in raising up this generation to teach, preach and reach their own generation through the performing and creative arts, the Word and Leadership skills. This team is called the SWAT (Students With a Testimony) Team and children and youth are selected based on their desire to serve the Lord and others.
Xtra Kids & Creative Arts Pastor