Hope and Healing Through Christ-Centered Ministry

Our Founder

G-STAHNKE-2016George was born in 1951 in Aitkin, Minnesota and was raised in Golden, Colorado. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in the fall of 1969. George and his wife Linda have been married for 40 years, have five children and sixteen grandchildren. George and Linda home schooled their children from 1984 to 2002 and also served as members of the Executive Committee of the Colorado Springs Home School Support Group for 9 years. They have both been featured speakers in Home School conferences.

George has been in ministry for over thirty years, serving fourteen of those years as a senior pastor. He was a member of the Colorado Springs Association of Evangelicals serving four years as their Vice President and two years as President. George also served as a member of The Net, a local association of pastors in Colorado Springs for ten years. He has also traveled to India, Philippines, Ukraine and China ministering to missionaries, native pastors and teaching and preaching in the churches. George is on the Board of Directors for Wings of Grace Counseling Services in Colorado Springs and a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors.

George worked at Focus On The Family in the Pastoral Care 4 1/2 years providing pastoral counseling by phone to ministers, spouses and other ministry leaders (deacons, elders, board members, missionaries etc.) regarding crisis intervention on marriage, parenting, church relations, conflict resolution, career changes, forced termination, finances, burnout, depression, sexual misconduct, internet pornography, trauma, grief, etc. Now as a chaplain in the counseling department, he provides counseling on a variety of individual and family related issues as mentioned above. George is the founder and director of Renewal Ministries of Colorado Springs which includes private counseling.

Here is a short video we did a few years ago

I knew that I needed to speak to someone as I was really hurting and needed to talk but it was very difficult for me to admit that my marriage had sunk to an all-time low like it did. . . He hit me between the eyes with a statement that really caught my attention. It is a statement I will never forget as long as I live. This was my true wake up call, literally — George stated that “if you lose your family because of ministry, you have already disqualified yourself from ministry.” Wow! By now theā€¦
Pastor MK