The Team

Steven Carter

Founder/Executive Director

Born and raised in the Midwest, Steven Carter graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University. He serves as one of the associate pastors at Mosaic Bible Fellowship in Kansas City Missouri. He enjoys time with his wife and 3 children. His favorite verse is Acts 10:34 “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: (KJV). It is the simplicity of God with people that he can do great and mighty things.
Steven has a passion for everyone to find their place in the kingdom of God, no matter what situation life brings to them.

Naite Carter

Co-Founder/Director

Naite was born and raised in the island of Samoa and moved to America in 1999.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration at Grand Canyon University. She is married to Steven Carter and they have 3 beautiful children and 3 grandsons. Naite also served as a Connection Team Director at their home church of Mosaic Bible Fellowship in Kansas City Missouri. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite scripture is “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed John 8:36 (NIV). She knows that everyone deserves a second chance in life, and there is always hope for the hopeless because of God’s Amazing Grace!

Sean Phillips

Media & Marketing Manager

Sean has worked primarily for non-profits since he graduated in 2013 from College of the Ozarks near Branson, MO. From directing documentaries to social media strategy to website construction, he has had experience in just about all aspects of marketing. He is currently living on the Oregon coast with his wife of 3 years, Heidi. Together they love to travel, spend time outdoors, and serve in whatever way they can.

Janet Houston

Board Member

My name is Janet Houston. I was born in Kansas City, MO and am the youngest of 5 children.  At 38 years of age that I chose to give my life to the Lord and He restored me and healed me of wounds from a dark past.

 

I have been married to Lance for 29 years through which we have had our ups and downs and I have watched God change and transform this man into a caring, loving husband. My heart’s desire is to share with anyone who will hear, that Jesus Christ is a loving and forgiving Savior. He restores lives! He did for me and He can do it for anyone. I am convinced that Matthew 19:26 is absolutely true, “…With God all things are possible.” I’ve been married to Lance for 29 years in which we’ve had our ups and downs but I have watched God change and transform this man into a caring loving husband.

Rev Apelu Jr Lelevaga

Pastor/Boardmember

Rev Apelu Jr Lelevaga resides in Apia, Samoa. He is currently serving as an Associate Pastor for the Apia Parish. Rev Apelu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Malua Theological College in Samoa, also holds a Teaching Diploma for Secondary Education in the island of Samoa. He is married to Va’aufiao and have 5 children.  His favorite verse is Psalm 27:1, The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?