This ministry was first birthed in the spirit of Pastor Jeff Mantz of the Assembly of God Church in Yankton, South Dakota.
His vision is that Stephen’s House be a place of refuge and spiritual renewal for men suffering with life-controlling addictions. The name Stephen’s House came about as a result of a piece of land donated by a man whose son, Stephen, died of acute alcoholism. He told Pastor Jeff that if just one man was helped and didn’t have to suffer as his son had, that the donation of the property would be worth every penny.
Stephen’s House, at 415 Linn St., Yankton, is now an autonomous 501(c)3 ministry that combines mentoring with local support from the larger community.