is STEPHEN LECKENBY from Mukilteo, WA
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COW: Hey, Stephen, what is your favorite food?
STEPHEN: Probably cheese....especially when combined with burgers.
COW: And your favorite dessert?
STEPHEN: Ice Cream....pretty much every kind ever invented! Oh, and pie...any fruit pie you can put in front of me.
Stephen is giant cow's "crew BOSS" (aka director) & an event speaker
COW: And your favorite amusement park ride?
STEPHEN: Whichever one goes fast enough to make me almost pass out :-)
COW: Terrifying. Anyways, tell us about the worst injury you ever had when YOU were a little kid.
STEPHEN: It's a toss up between the zip line fall or the bike in the face. First one, I jumped out of a tree on a zip line I built...only to find out that the rope wasn't tied sending me straight to the ground. Major ankle sprain. Second one, I hit a bike jump wrong, flew face first over the handle bars...and the bike went straight up in the air. Before I could move, the whole bike came down and hit me in the face! Yeah, my parents called the paramedics on that one, but I was ok...or was I ?!
COW: So how about your favorite song from church...and what's your favorite Bible verse?
STEPHEN: Song? Man that's a hard one since I am so into music. I like the hymn, "There Is A Fountain" a lot, and I really love the worship choruses "Jesus We Love You" and "For The Cross". But many times my favorite song is the one that the kids in front of me are singing to Jesus with all of their hearts. From God's Word, I really like Ezekiel 36:23 about God glorifying His name no matter what is going on in this world...AND....Psalms 27:14 which reminds me to WAIT on the Lord...cuz I can be kind of impatient sometimes.
COW: Tell us about your background in Children's Ministry? What has God placed on your heart that made you desire to minster to children?
STEPHEN: I have been a part of children's ministry since I was 15 years old. I have been able to travel around the country to lead children, teach children, sing with children, and see children learn more about Jesus. It has taken me quite a few years to understand the biggest part of my calling to work with children, that being impressing upon each one of them the importance of a real relationship with Jesus. This relationship is not just about following rules and "being good". It is about understanding how much Jesus has done for them, for me, and living a life of love and worship BACK TO HIM because of what He has done...and keeps on doing!