Steve and Kris Smith

Steve and Kris have served in Christian ministry for over 20 years. Steve has served as an area leader for Promise Keepers and various leadership roles and capacities in the local church. Kris has served on church staff as a worship leader and continues to lead worship at women’s retreats for area churches. After a family crisis 10 years ago,Steve and Kris turned their attention to restoring and strengthening their marriage. Then with a vision for other couples to experience the same healing and hope in marriage, they developed and implemented a successful marriage ministry and are licensed ministers at SandalsChurch in Riverside, CA.

Steve and Kris both work at California Baptist University (CBU). Steve has a background in construction and building systems design and has been the Director of Facilities and Planning for the past 12 years. Kris has served as AdministrativeAssistant to the Vice President for Enrollment and Students Services for 18 years.On staff at CBU, they use every opportunity to teach, disciple, and mentor college students. Steve and Kris have a growing passion for missions and mobilization. They have lead four teams of CBU students overseas on International Services Projects toAustralia, Philippines and Kosovo.

Standing Stone Ministry has given Steve and Kris the opportunity to join their passion and experience for marriage ministry with their heart to see the nations reached forChrist. Steve and Kris want to provide love, encouragement, and support to ministry leaders and missionaries who have committed their lives to this end and face the unique challenges that accompany this kind of full-time commitment.

Steve and Kris Smith have been married for 28 years and are blessed to have three grown daughters and three Grandchildren. They live in Grand Terrace, California, and love to be together in the outdoors, whether getting away to the desert in their jeep for an off-road race or to the beach to go kayaking.