Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
To ask Pastor Stephany of her conversion to Christian covenant and faith, is to ask her of what life was before her first breath. There is no moment in this life where Jesus Christ was not the head of Pastor Stephany’s life. Born into a worshiping family, Stephany Rose Spaulding was raised under the ministry of Pastor Carole L. Bryant of the All Nations Mission in Chicago, IL. Early on, she was a member of the All Nation’s Mission Children’s Choir and music ministry, in which she sung in English, Spanish, Japanese, Youraba, and American Sign-Language and played clarinet before the Lord. As a youth and young adult, Stephany Rose remained faithful to the seeds that had been planted into fertile ground, while never being perfect but choosing as best as possible to be diligent in worship to Christ while often being a “fisher(s) of men” (Matthew 4:19) ministering and witnessing to her peers.
On October 14, 2012 Pastor Stephany answered and accepted the ministerial call upon her life to preach the gospel. Under the auspices of Rev. Clarence W. Davis, it was affirmed that “The Spirit of the Lord is upon [Stephany Rose], because he hath anointed [her] to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent [her] to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19) Thus, on this day she was licensed by Friendship Baptist Church (Colorado, Springs) to carry forth as a Minister of the gospel.
In July 2013, Stephany Rose joined Clarence W. Davis in the work of planting Ebenezer Baptist Church of Colorado Springs. Walking in the call upon her life, she served as associate pastor of Ebenezer until June 25, 2014 when she was called and humbly accepted the pastorate of Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a servant of God, Stephany is committed to "do justice, to love mercy and walk humbly with [our] God" (Micah 6:8).
Under the leadership of Pastor Clarence W. Davis, a Bible study began on April 23, 2013. After communication with the Lord, it was put on Pastor Davis’s heart to start a Church. He had been lead to fill a need for a different way of doing church. While there was a respect for tradition, the church God was planting through Pastor Davis would not worship tradition. There was a need for “church unusual.” Additionally, with much consideration on the scriptures in Palms and I Samuel 7:12; the makeup of the congregation, Rev. Davis could see that God had helped us in various circumstances, through our journeys. Thus, the name Ebenezer, which means “stone of help” would become our name.
Ebenezer, planted as a place of help has as one of its core values service to the community where it resides. Being service and community driven, Rev. Davis chose this area for Ebenezer because of the social and economic challenges. Ebenezer Baptist Church became a reality on June 2nd 2013. The following members helped open the doors of this ministry from its onset: Rev. Clarence W. Davis, Christine Davis, Adam Johnson, Nikita Johnson, Nakiera Johnson, Aja Johnson, Minister Moore, Anne Moore, Josh Amos, Karen Amos, and JJ Amos.
Minister Stephany Rose joined us in July 2013 and immediately began co-laboring with Rev. Davis and the Ebenezer family. In March 2014 Pastor Davis and family transitioned into their next space and place of ministry, allowing Ebenezer to do church unusual in an even more unconventional way. Since then we have continued to move forward with the seed God has planted. We know that God has great plans for Ebenezer. In the scripture Luke 10: 1-11, the Lord states “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”