Steven C. Donaldson was born December 4, 1960 to Dick and Dixie Donaldson. He grew up as a Sunday School bus kid in Vandalia, IL. It was during his teenage years that his parents were introduced to Pentecost and felt a call to ministry. Steve chose to go in the opposite direction for some time, turning to drugs and alcohol. He eventually experienced complete deliverance from this lifestyle and fully acknowledged God’s call on his life. After graduation, he attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was during his time at ABI that he met his future wife Debbie. Steve went on to serve the United States Army and is now honored as a disabled veteran. Steven is active in civic opportunities and serves as Clark County Sheriff’s Chaplain. He is a gifted communicator passionate soul-winner and uncompromising leader. He has personally won countless members of the congregation of the Pentecostals to the Lord.
Debra A. (Blizzard) Donaldson was born on July 15, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia to Russell and Martha Blizzard . At the age of 18, Debbie joined the United States Air Force and served as Senior Airman for three years. It was during this time she was introduced to Pentecost by Raymond and Ferona Hite. She immediately felt God’s handiwork in her life and gave up the drugs and alcohol that had permeated her past. She went on to attend Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota where she recieved her Bachelor of Arts In Theology and Apostolic Studies. After ABI, she attended Greenville College in Greenville, IL where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is a trusted counselor, fervent prayer warrior and exemplifies the modern day Proverbs 31 woman.
Steve and Debbie were reunited in Greenville, IL and married a short time later. In 2008, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and 25th year in ministry. Together, they have three children: Brittanie (Donaldson) Bryant, Chelsea (Donaldson) Turner, and Judah. They are blessed to have two wonderful son-in-law’s, Tyler Bryant and Matthew Turner, as well as a beautiful daughter-in-law, Whitney (Stepp) Donaldson. Steve and Debbie are also proud grandparents (“Papa and Marmie”) to three bubbly grandsons, Jackson “Jack” Reece Turner, William “Will” Grant Turner and the newest addition, Tucker Steven Donaldson. Their children are all involved in some facet of ministry at the Church of Second Chances. Steve and Debbie are able to wholeheartedly concur with 3 John 1:4, ” I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
The Donaldson’s are blessed to pastor Steve’s mother, Sis. Dixie Donaldson. She brings 40+ years of faithful ministry experience and wisdom to them and is an active part of the Church of Second Chances.