||ABOUT MONTE STEPHENS
Graduated Walland High School, Maryville TN - 1966
Graduated Dale Carneige - 1969
Elected by peers to be Assistant Teacher for 13 weeks
Marble Mill, Knoxville TN - Machine Operator
Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times: Pressroom, Promoted to Advertising, #1 or #2 Salesman for 6 years Won The Most Creative Advertising Idea in the US and Canada
Accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior - 1969
Accepted the call to preach - 1970
Ordained Bishop - 1976
Appointed Tennessee State Evangelist for the Church of God - 1972
Graduated Lee College with diploma in New Field of Evangelism and Work
of the Holy Spirit in the Church - 1978
Sang and preached at the Pentagon, Washington DC - 1994-1997
Physically built, organized, and pastored 2 churches
Green Meadow Church of God, Maryville TN - 1974
Heritage Church of God, Maryville TN - 1980 (Out of this church, launched
Restoration International Outreach, RIO, a world mission of 900
churches and the Lord's Disciple Ministries, a Christian motorcycle
ministry catering to the needs of the community, spiritually and
Sent by Church of God World Mission to be the nightly speaker for the General
Assembly of Old Mexico - 1985
Worldwide evangelist, song writer, and gospel singer- 1978 to present
Keynote speaker in many denominations
Selected by the Jaycees as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America,
which placed him in the list of WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA - 1975
Founded WCGM Gospel Radio, Maryville TN - 1985
Founded and hosted Syndicated Radio Show "Skyhigh County" - 2001-2003
Voting member of The Recording Academy which produces The Grammys -
2007 to present
Member of the Producers and Engineers Wing of the GRAMMYS - 2014
Teacher, motivational speaker, revivalist, gospel preacher, songwriter, gospel singer, author, and record producer
Marital Status and Residence:
Joined in holy matrimony to Janice Brown - 2010
Resides in Sweetwater, Tennessee
ABOUT JANICE BROWN STEPHENS
Janice Brown Stephens was born and educated in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She is the 14th of 14 siblings. Janice continued her education at the Nash County Community College, receiving an Associate Degree in Executive Secretarial Science. She is the mother of three children, grandmother of three, and the great-grandmother of four.
Janice accepted Christ as her Savior and Lord at the age of 12. She accepted the call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in May of 1979. She received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from United Christian College, Goldsboro, North Carolina, in 1997.
She has served in the following capacities:
- Secretary for the Nash County Board of Education, Nashville, NC, 4 years
- Executive secretary at Coastal Plain Life Insurance Company, Rocky Mount NC, 5 years
- Documentation Specialist at Abbott Laboratories, Rocky Mount NC, 5 years
- Assistant pastor at Red Budd Holy Church, Rocky Mount NC, 10 years
- Director of the Youth Choir of the Red Budd Holy Church, Rocky Mount, NC, 17 years
- Secretary for the Rocky Mount Interdenominational Ministers Conference, 1 year
- Secretary of the Original United Holy Church International, Inc., 4 years
- Secretary of the Southern District Convocation of The United Holy Church of America, Inc., 12 years
- Financial secretary for the New Bern District Union, sub-district of the Southern District Convocation of The United Holy Church of America, Inc., 6 years
- Notary Public for the State of North Carolina,16 years
- Pastor of the St Mary United Holy Church, Comfort NC, 18 years
- Registrar for the United Christian College, Goldsboro NC, 12 years
- Author of the book, His Word For Troubled Times.
Dr. Brown Stephens has traveled extensively, nationally and internationally, as a gospel artist, teacher and preacher. She has performed, with her former singing partner, F C Barnes, at President Ronald Ragan's First Inauguration in Washington DC, in numerous concerts across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas. She also performed as a guest soloist for the Prime Minister of the Grande Bahamas, and for a benefit musical for the Red Cross in the Virgin Islands.
She has received many awards and proclamations from Governors of many states, including California, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington DC.
Dr. Brown is the proud co-recipient of a Gold Album, ROUGH SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN. This afforded her international fame. She is a Grammy Nominee and a Dove Nominee. Her voice is heard in on over 13 gospel albums.
Her gifts of business administration, church order, and innovative capabilities positioned her, allowing her gift of singing to captivate audiences. After 20 years of being off the gospel singing scene, she joined Monte Stephens in recording an album, ALIVE AND WELL. She was welcomed by The Recording Academy of Santa Monica, California, as a voting member for the GRAMMYS.
In 2010, Monte Stephens and Janice were joined in holy matrimony. They reside in Sweetwater, Tennessee.
Dr. Stephens is a very loveable, proficient, and diligent young woman. She is anointed by God to evangelize, teach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As one can see from the aforementioned capacities, singing is just one of her talents, but her divine call to share the love of God through ministry is primary in her life. Her goal is to win one million souls to the kingdom of God.