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 43 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 various forms of ministry for over forty 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

George was warm and friendly and always put us at ease. He was extremely encouraging and transparent, which helped us in discussion. We were given some valuable insights for our upcoming marriage.