Preaching the Gospel, Training Leaders and Supporting the Church in Papua New Guinea

Steve (with his wife, Brooke, now deceased) has been preaching the gospel and meeting human needs in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 2014. They are national missionaries serving with Foursquare Missions International (USA) and the Foursquare Gospel Church of Papua New Guinea. Four key areas have defined their ministry: Leadership development and discipleship, Teaching in Bible Colleges, and Speaking in regional Pastor's conferences, and ministering in local churches in villages and settlements. They teach in two Bible Colleges, speak nationally in pastors conferences and regularly minister in local churches. Brooke provided trauma counseling and training on psychological issues facing the country. In 2019, Steve was certified to teach the Foursquare DTL training throughout the South Pacific. Currently Steve's focus is establishing Bible Colleges and training leaders in the South Pacific.

Steve Highlander brings 40 years of diverse ministry experience to the table.

From pastoral ministry to cross-cultural Missions, Steve has been serving the Lord for nearly 40 years. He has served as:
Pastor :: Missionary :: Chaplain for prisons, Jails, and At-Risk Teens :: Published Author :: Radio Broadcaster :: Certified Christian Counselor :: Bible College Professor :: Leadership Development Conference Speaker :: Discipleship Training :: Seminar Presenter
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Papua New Guinea is the poster child for diversity, with over 1000 distinct tribes and 830 languages.

The nation is slightly larger than California with 600 islands and a population of 8.5 million people. Eighty percent still live in tribal conditions without running water or electricity. The nation also has some of the highest stats in the South Pacific for Gender-based Violence, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. Poverty, illiteracy, and crime are common issues. However, the people are spiritually hungry and the country is experiencing an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Papua New Guinea / Where in the World is PNG?

 

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Memorial to Brooke Highlander

Brooke Highlander passed away in 2022 after a three-year battle with cancer. She returned to PNG after her diagnosis to continue her work with Gender-Based Violence victims, teaching in Bible Colleges, counseling, and leadership development. For a “this was your life” slideshow and a video of her Celebration of life click here