Steve & Rebecca Donaldson
About the Donaldson's ~
Steve and Rebecca have many years of ministry. They have served in many churches as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Pastor. They have helped start several ministries as well….planting a church, helping Steve’s brother get Convoy of Hope off the ground, and starting Rural Compassion in 2003. Their heart and compassion for those who are in need is tremendous.
For Steve, 50 years of life has been an adventure of challenges and victories. At the age of five, Steve’s brother Hal, woke up to find Steve hemorrhaging severely. Steve remembers his dad crying out to God to spare his life as he rushed Steve to the hospital. Exploratory surgery found no answers and Steve victoriously recovered.
Five years later a car accident killed Steve’s father. However, a victory followed as the body of Christ cared for his mom, and Steve and his siblings.
At 39, after returning from Kosovo working with the refugee camps for Convoy of Hope, Steve became very ill. An angiogram revealed severe blockage in his heart arteries. The emergency triple bypass surgery was successful and a victory happened once again.
Another of life's challenges came on the evening of March 5, 2010 when a large tumor bigger than a tennis ball was found in the front of Steve’s brain. One of the area's best neuro-surgeons was on call that weekend. Friends, family, and others began to pray. A victory followed as most of the tumor was successfully removed and the tumor was benign.
After all of these life challenges, Steve has an even bigger vision and trust in God for his life as well as the direction of Rural Compassion’s ministry.
Steve and Rebecca have 3 boys Josh, Jordan, and Bryant.
Rebecca is a literacy coach at an elementary school in Springfield, working with both students and parents of students.