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The Beginning

Steve was saved in October 1990 and from that time was called and anointed by God to live like Jesus lived and do what Jesus did. Through the next 30+ years he did almost every type of ministry possible which was to prepare him for today.

The Call to the Poor Children of the World Came in 2006

While listening to an audio CD by Jennifer Toledo Miller, Steve's heart was broken by God for the poor and hurting children of the world. The CD was "The Weeping Room" by Jennifer Toledo Miller.

Children's Life International was Birthed in 2011

In 2011 Steve (an American) and Phoebe (a Filipino at the time) were married in the Philippines and they began to go out to minister to the poor children in the different areas they lived.

Children's Life International was birthed out of seeing the great need of the poor children and their families in the Philippines and they wanting to do all they could to help them.


Steve has had a relationship with Jesus since 1990. His ministry experience has been rather vast as he has been manifesting the love and doing the works of Jesus through the Word and the fruit and gifts of the Spirit for many years to all ages. By the grace of God, he have been making disciples, training leaders, doing ministry one-on-one, on the streets, in apartment complexes, in homes, churches, local missions, and feeding and clothing children and their families in the US. Steve have also been blessed to do ministry and missions work in Africa, Dominican Republic and the Philippines in churches, the bush and jungles through meetings, leadership conferences, crusades and mercy ministry outreaches for many months at a time.

Ministry Background

  • Over 30 years in ministry

  • Ordained Minister 1992

  • Certified Chaplain

  • Fitness Center owner 20 years

  • Certified Strength Coach

  • Certified Sports Performance Coach

  • Certified Christian Life Coach

  • Founder of nonprofits, My Father's House Ministries International & Co-Founder of H.E.L.P. House Community Outreach Center

  • Hor. Doctorate of Divinity - Oval Bible College, Lake Charles, LA, USA

  • IIFBC Certified Christian Counselor & Certified Faith Based Clinical Counselor

  • Kids in Ministry International- Supernatural School of Children's Ministry Certification

  • Let's Play Today- Children's Fitness Certified Instructor 

  • ACE Certified Facilitator

  • Co-founder of Children's Life International 

  • 2022- Ordained with and a member of Freedom Outpost Apostolic Network (FOAN) of Troy, MO.

  • 2024- Co-founder of GEN217CHURCH


Phoebe who is from the Philippines originally and became a US citizen in 2020 She grew up with parents who were Bible college teachers and pastors. She has been ministering to the needs of children, teaching and leading worship since around 1997. She has amazing favor with and a powerful love for children that causes them to gravitate to her everywhere she goes. Because of her deep and intimate relationship with Jesus, her worship always has His presence upon it, and everyone is touched and experiences His great love for them.

It is through our blessed marriage which is two people working as one who both have a deep love and passion for Jesus and desire to give it away to poor children and their families, along with our different God given talents, gifts and life experiences that allows this ministry to do what it does.

Ministry Background

  • Over 20+ years of life and ministry experience with children

  • 2 Years towards teaching degree in Philippines

  • Ordained Minister

  • Kids in Ministry International- School of Supernatural Children's Ministry Certification 

  • Let's Play Today- Children's Fitness Certified Instructor

  • Co-Founder of Children's Life International 

  • Children's Ministry Director & Worship Leader

  • 2022- Ordained with and a member of Freedom Outpost Apostolic Network (FOAN) of Troy, MO.

  • 2024- Co-founder of GEN217CHURCH

  • YouTube

Former Ministry Name, Elijah's Cry

Over 50 Years of Combined Ministry & Missions Experience in 5 Nations

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35

Our Mission
Matthew 19:14 TPT Jesus overheard them and said, “I want little children to come to me, so never interfere with them when they want to come, for heaven’s kingdom realm is composed of beloved ones like these! Listen to this truth: No one will enter the kingdom realm of heaven unless he becomes like one of these!”

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