FRIDAY, MARCH 01, 2024



SOFM Ministry

Prayers for Pastors, Staff and Supported Ministries – NJ


Throughout the years people have asked, “Where does the ministry need support, help and prayer?” During the month of February, we would like to highlight individuals who Step of Faith supports so that they can do the work of the ministry from NJ to Italy to Albania. Because these men and women have taken a step of faith to go out and do what God is calling them to do as supported Pastors, staff, missionaries and overseers, many around the world are hearing the good news of Jesus Christ while meeting practical physical and emotional needs. This week… New Jersey…


Mike Durante – Hope Albania Church  ~ Mike has been the pastor of this Albanian church in NJ for many years. This church allows Albanians who come to America a place to worship God in their language. Mike also has discipled and brought some of his congregation back to Albania where they have witnessed to their Muslim family members and many have come to know Jesus Christ. Mike is the reason why SOFM began involvement with Pastor Plator and the ministry in Albania in 2014. SOFM currently supports Mike on a monthly basis through our General Fund.


Ted & Katie Kenney – Plays on Word Theater ~ Ted & Katie began POW out of a desire to spread the word of God through Biblical one-man plays. Each year their audiences have expanded to now include not only churches, but also prisons, schools, youth groups, outreaches and over the past 2 years… Albania. They travel throughout the US and plan to expand their global ministry as well. Hearts are being changed as Ted brings the stories of the bible to life through these free events. They are considered ‘state-side missionaries’ of whom SOFM currently supports monthly through our General Fund.


Karen Peet ~ Rooted in Love ~ Towards the end of the time that Karen was a board member with SOFM, she began to feel that a different path for her was about to begin. Karen took a big step of faith as she began Rooted in Love; a ministry that shows the love of Jesus to the adult entertainment industry (now) at several dance clubs in the tri-state area. With the monthly outreaches growing, the relationships with the woman and owners of the clubs continue to grow. Women are seeing Jesus through Karen and her volunteers as they meet with them in the clubs and show them love through conversations, gifts and prayer. SOFM currently supports Rooted in Love monthly through the General Fund.


We are excited to partner with the above ministries and watch how God is touching the lives of so many, near and far, in places that we might want to go and places that we might not.  If you would like to help get behind the funding of one of the above ministries, you can, by donating through our General Fund. Your support will help SOFM continue their support for all of them. And your prayers for these guys (and gals) is always appreciated! God is using them in big ways! Thank you!

SOFM Ministry

Step of Faith Stepping into the New Year

Happy New Year from Step of Faith Ministry!

As we step into the new year we want to thank everyone who continued to pray and support the ministry of Step of Faith during 2023! If you prayed, stayed, went and/or financially gave… here is a list of those who received and who have said “Thank You, Faleminderit, Mesi and Grazie!!!!”

  • ~ Maple Leaf Tutoring Program Students ~ Brick NJ
  • ~ Karen Peet – Rooted in Love ~ NJ
  • ~ Ted & Katie Kenney – Plays on Word Theater ~ US and global
  • ~ The families of Carver Hall through New City Fellowship Church ~ Atlantic City NJ
  • ~ Families who shopped at the Christmas Store through New City Fellowship Church ~ Atlantic City NJ
  • ~ Pastor Mike Durante ~ Hope Albania Church ~ Garfield NJ
  • ~ 94 families who receive Grains of Grace [rice & beans] ~ Lac’ajue Haiti
  • ~ 100’s of Families who receive medical care at the Clinic of Hope ~ Lac’ajue Haiti
  • ~ 18 Students who are receiving support for education ~ Lac’ajue Haiti
  • ~ 100’s of families who receive clean water through the Clean Water Program ~ Lac’ajue Haiti
  • ~ Adults and children who receive Relief Aid for food and medical ~ Haiti & Albania
  • ~ Pastors and staff from Albania
  • ~ 24 people who receive Bundles of Blessings [food bundles] ~ Albania
  • ~ The 500 children and over 100 youth who were able to attend the VBS and Youth Camps ~ Albania
  • ~ Children & staff from the Residential Home and Day Center ~ Maliq Albania
  • ~ 5000 children who received the gospel through the Christmas Shoeboxes ~ Albania
  • ~ Pastor Santo Garafalo ~ Baronissi Italy
  • ~ Pam Hess ~ missions coordinator for Step of Faith ~ Brick NJ

All people listed above have received support through SOFM in 2023. Without all of the support this would not be possible! Thank you so much for making 2023 a year of blessings for so many. As 2024 begins, we pray that God will bless you with good health and provision. We ask that you would please pray the same for our families and friends, near and far, that we have the privilege and blessing to know and support. And please pray for the continued support into Step of Faith so that we can carry out the above ministries! Thank you!



Contact Step of Faith

    Step of Faith Ministry, Inc.
    PO Box 805
    Brick, NJ 08723
    United States of America