Steve Rains and Robin Rains
I have been involved in ministry since 1991. I married my incredible wife back in 1992 and have enjoyed the journey we have been on together. The Lord blessed us with two incredible sons, both of whom have brought joy in each season of life.
In late 2013 we sensed the Lord stirring a change of direction for our future. Midway through 2014 we were connected to LifePoint as they were walking through a transition. We moved to Valley Center in August of that year.
Family is really important to us, and is important in the life of our church. We truly believe that each generation brings value and significance to the vision of our church. We believe in being a church that doesn’t just stay within the four walls of our facility, but is actively a part of our community – serving, loving, and coming alongside.
I love spending time with my wife, and our kids. There is nothing like family time! As well, enjoying the outdoors or going to the gym provide some good therapy for me!
I have been married to my amazing, beautiful wife and ministry partner since November 11, 2016. We met at a summer camp at Wheat State Camp in Augusta, Kansas and we decided it was such a special place for us that we would get married there as well. We also have a beautiful miracle baby girl named Finley Joy.
Outside of church my family and I love to spend times with friends and family. Watching movies and playing games as well as traveling and going on cruises whenever we can.
My wife, Amy, and I have been married since 2010. We both are from the Wichita area. I grew up in this church and it is an incredible honor to serve at the same church, where I decided to follow Jesus and was taught to live each day for Him. I came on staff in 2010 after volunteering under the previous children’s pastor for 18 months and was a youth and children’s pastor preceding.
Amy and I love to spend our free time together, with our five wonderful boys or visiting family and friends. I am a coffee snob and was the first non-manager certified Starbucks Coffee Master in Wichita. I love to read and am involved in the area elementary schools, where I am known as “the magic man.”
As time moved forward, I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Education from Wichita State University. I taught two years in Ellsworth-Kanopolis, ten years in Valley Center, and eighteen years in Derby. When I taught in Valley Center in the 80s, I met a wonderful teacher who attend the VC Assembly of God. We became great friends and she spoke the Word of God to me often. It was her love of God and faithfulness that inspired me to attend what now is LifePoint Church. I have been involved with LifePoint Church for over 17 years, 10 years of this time has been spent as the custodian of this wonderful church. I am so thankful and blessed that God open the door to serve here and in Valley Center.
I was raised a Baptist, became a Quaker in high school to play on their basketball team, and moved to the Methodist Church to court Judy. In 1973, when our first son was born, we began attending Bethel Assembly of God where some of my extended family attended. When our 3rd son was born, we moved to Valley Center and attended VCAG just in time to hear Pastor Terry Hoggard resign to go to the mission field. I did not join the church for many years because I knew it would be hypocritical. I did not want to lie to God. Those days of legalism are over though. We recognize we are saved by grace, not by works! Nothing we do will ever add to or diminish the gift of salvation God has given us through the shed blood of Jesus, His son.
I work for Bryan’s Heating and Air. I like to say I save the world from being too hot and too cold, at least that's what my kids think. My wife Jessica and I have a 9-year-old, Tristin, and a seven-year-old, Addison. They are just amazing. I couldn't ask for two better kiddos and being able to raise them up at LifePoint with a family of believers and I do mean family. It's been an amazing 10 years or so. I feel like I've known these people all my life.
I have been married to my bride, Jean, for 31+ years and we have 5 young adult children - Warren, Claire, Elliott, Miles & Evan - who are all in various stages of life after high school. I work at Johnson Controls and am currently a product manager for air conditioners. Outside of work and church, I enjoy my family, home improvement and sports.