Stephen Strader was born again at the age of 8, baptized in the Holy Spirit, and called into the ministry at the age of 12. He entered the full time ministry at the age of 18. He married his lovely wife, Janice, in August 1977. He worked as an associate pastor at the Carpenter's Home Church, in Lakeland, Florida, from 1978 to 2005 with his father, Karl D. Strader. In December of 2005, Stephen became the senior pastor, and renamed the church, Ignited Church, purchased, remodeled, and moved the congregation to this facility. Stephen also travels throughout the United States and internationally, igniting, fanning, and reviving revival fires. Signs, wonders, and unusual manifestations of the Holy Spirit confirm the Word preached. His mission: spread this revival fire everywhere. Stephen and Janice reside in Lakeland FL where they have pastored for over 30 years. They have four amazing children named: Jordan, Marcus, Austin, and Alexis.