Ephesians 4:12-16 says that church leaders are “… for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love 

At Sanford, we believe that church leaders have the responsibility of assisting people in their growth to be like Jesus.


Matt Steen is our deacon over our education ministry.


He serves in all areas of education. He assembles teachers, builds the curriculum, develops resources for both teachers and students, and prayerfully implements the education program. We believe that through these efforts and many more, our members have become more faithfully informed disciples of Jesus and therefore are more capable of serving in his kingdom.

We invite you to come and join us for our bible classes! If you have any questions or would like additional information, please e-mail Matt Steen at