The Phillips Family

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Name: Steve and Naíme
Children: Sebastián, Stephen, Naíme, Sofia
Location: Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain

As a single man, Steve spent five years in Madrid, as well as four years working for US Immigration. Then he met Naíme in Mexico 12 years ago. He was quick to propose (two months), and told her that he was planning to be a missionary in Spain.

They were married in 1998, the same year he graduated from Westminster Seminary. He was an intern at GBC for a year and they visited five churches in different cities in Spain, exploring ministry opportunities. They were sent out by GBC to Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona, Spain, in October 2000.

Steve became the pastor/teacher of about 25 people. He faithfully preaches God’s Word on Sundays, disciples men, heads up the small group ministry, conducts prayer meetings, engages in personal evangelism, and oversees and labors in mercy ministries like English and Math classes for the community. The church has grown to 40 members, with about 90 attending each Sunday.

Naíme is busy at home with their four children. Sebastián is 10 and enjoys soccer. Stephen is 9, plays soccer also and has a tender heart toward God and enjoys helping his papa. Naíme is 7, practices gymnastics and loves to imitate her mama in cooking and caring for the baby sister. Sofia is 23 months, the youngest joy and delight. Naíme also enjoys practicing hospitality, running the Sunday school and nursery, teaching ladies, and doing secretarial work at the church.

They are a busy family, serving the Lord in Spain.

Resources: Family and Ministry Updates on the Phillips Family