And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15
What We Do
The Ministerial Department’s primary purpose is to provide support, coaching, encouragement, mentoring, professional and personal development and counseling to our CCC pastors, their spouses and/or their children.
The department oversees eight geographic ministry areas, which are coordinated by “area presidents” who lead out in monthly area pastor’s meetings and serve as liaisons between their area pastors’ needs and the Ministerial Department. It is responsible for mentoring and assisting pastors with minor to major issues, challenges or conflicts they may have with church policies, individual church members, leaders, and church boards. The department receives pastors’ Continuing Education request and tracks the distribution of funds. Lastly, it monitors and facilitates the pastoral ordination track program.
Meet the Team
Dr. Pierre F. Steenberg serves as the Ministerial and Evangelism director. Having attained a B.A. in Theology from Andrews University, B.A. Honors in Biblical Studies, an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, he is well suited for his position at Central. Both the M.A. and the Ph.D. were attained with distinction—the highest possible grade presented at a South African University and graduated more recently Magna Cum Laude with a D.Min. in Pastoral Psychology and Family Therapy from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California.
Steenberg has been a pastor and a counselor for many years, enjoying the credential of BCCC (Board Certified Christian Counselor) from the International Board of Christian Counselors. He is a sought-after speaker on religious, marriage, relationships and parenting topics. He regularly presents seminars both in the U.S.A and internationally. He is married to Karlien and they have two teenage sons and enjoys photography, research and travel.
the Ministerial Department
Phone: (559) 347-3165
Fax: (559) 347-3081