Stephen & Melissa Millermon
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Stephen and Melissa Millermon serve in Downey, a rural community of 700 in southeast Idaho. This area of Idaho is surrounded by mountain ranges on the north and south and valleys to the west and east. Downey is primarily located in the Marsh Valley, where agriculture is the main industry. There are many cattle ranches and dairy farms in this area, and the community grows wheat, barley, and seed potatoes in bounty.
Residents of this area have traditional beliefs, and particularly value family. The vast majority of residents have a Mormon religious background. Mormon immigrants who left Salt Lake City, Utah under the direction of Brigham Young settled this area of Idaho. Despite this majority, there are some who have not joined the Mormon faith, and are searching for some hope and faith to grasp on to.
After seeing the need in their community, the Millermons began to seek out people with spiritual needs and proclaim the gospel to all who would listen. Their primary focus has been church ministry through Marsh Valley Bible Church, where Stephen is the pastor. Stephen and Melissa joined this church ministry in 2002, serving alongside InFaith missionaries who had planted the church years before.
Some of the ministries that Stephen and Melissa are involved in at Marsh Valley Bible and two other local churches include Vacation Bible Schools, children’s church, AWANA clubs, and youth ministry. They also serve at Old Faithful Christian Ranch as needed.
“We seek to reach out to people in need,” Stephen writes. “Our church is here to be a lighthouse to shine in our local community.”
The Millermons have served as InFaith field staff since 2002.
God led Stephen and Melissa to serve with InFaith after eight years of youth ministry experience in Colorado.