Deacon Steven E. Sparks
Deacon Steven E. Sparks came to Immanuel in August of 2017. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Shepherd in Birmingham, Michigan. In 1981 he moved to Royal Oak and attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church returning to Our Shepherd in 2001. While at Our Shepherd, he served as an Usher, Family Elder, became a member of the Board of Elders, served on their Homebound Visitation team, assisted with communion and liturgy and taught an occasional Bible Study.
In 1985, Deacon Steve graduated from Lawrence Technological University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. He has worked in this field for 40 years and currently owns his own business which supplies architectural services to other firms and residential design for clients.
God chose Deacon Steve to begin the Deacon program on May 1, 2016.
Deacon Steve provides Immanuel's worship services, visits with our homebound, and interacts with the children at our daycare, Hand n Hand, by teaching them about Jesus.
Deacon has two sons, Kyle and Brandon and two granddaughters, Kylie and Raven. He is truly a blessing to Immanuel.