Bishop Stephen Poyser Sr., has the been Senior Pastor of the New Testament Church of God since taking up the mantle from his father, Bishop Felix Poyser who retired in 2017 after 61 years in ministry. Bishop Stephen Poyser Sr. was born the first child to Bishop Felix F. & Lilith Poyser in Shefflield, England. As a child, he had a front row seat to the humble beginnings of his father's ministry from a storefront church of 7 members to now over 400 regular attendees. Before assuming the position of pastor, Bishop Stephen actively served as a musician, Sunday school bus driver, and choir director at different points which fostered in him a passion for service and cultivated in him the skills necessary for his current role as senior pastor.
Bishop Stephen has been awarded his certificate and degree from Shepherd’s House Bible College in Theological Studies and is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. Ministry is truly a family affair with the Poysers, with Bishop's two siblings, children, and grandchildren all serving alongside him in ministry. Bishop Stephen has been married to his wife and partner in ministry Jennieve for 13 years who serves as a Sunday school teacher. Since becoming pastor, Bishop Stephen has coined the phrase “Expect Great Things” as the motto for the ministry. His passion for community and reaching souls has led him and members of the church to develop a food pantry servicing underprivileged families and seniors in the Philadelphia/Delaware County region. Bishop Stephen's plan is to reach as many souls as possible and to continue being a beacon of light and to always, Expect Great Things from God.