Creation Stewardship Week: The Good News Regarding the Environment

Stephen Fitch

    • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Eden Reforestation Projects is a unique creation care ministry that reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing impoverished local villagers to plant millions of trees every year for only .10 cents per tree. This unique approach to environmental stewardship is providing workable solutions to many of the world’s giant problems.


Stephen Fitch

In 1978, Dr. Steve Fitch began ministry as a youth pastor in Urban Los Angeles.  The ministry won over four hundred kids to Christ, and saw the majority brought to greater levels of spiritual maturity through teen led cell groups.  After five years in L.A., Steve went on to plant the Cucamonga Christian Fellowship in Rancho Cucamonga (CCF).  After seven years of ministry, CCF began the challenging process of transitioning into a relational or cell-based congregation. Two daughter congregations were "hived" off from CCF.  Steve served as the Superintendent of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California.  Since 1997 the FMCSC has successfully planted 31 new congregations within the Southern California region, and also multiplied 36 congregations in Ethiopia. Over the course of the last eleven years, Steve has also developed the Cell Transition Network and The Eden Projects, a reforestation and agroforestation ministry project for the nations of Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sudan. He has recently earned his Doctor of Ministry from the Haggard School of Theology at APU.  Steve and his wife Claudette have been married for 28 years and have three children, Danielle Gudgel, Josiah, and Caleb. Claudette is a worship leader and has recently completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University.  She is working as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapist with the County of San Bernardino.  


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