STEP Announcement

STEP Ministries
601 E 19th ST.
North Little Rock, AR 72115

May 25, 2020

Re: STEP Ministries Executive Director

STEP Ministries is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Allen as its new Executive Director effective June 1, 2020. Tom has already been providing active leadership with STEP both as a mentor for six years and as a Board member for the last 5 years. We are excited Tom was interested and passionate in this next leadership role with STEP.  Tom and his wife Katrina (also a STEP mentor) are members of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church in Sherwood, a Partner church with STEP. Tom and Katrina have two daughters, Hannah who is 28 and Abbey is 25.

When asked why he is leaving the business world for this position, Mr. Allen said “Jesus has revealed to me through STEP that there is a large community of youth right here in our neighborhoods that are hurting, lonely and feeling helpless as the community has left them behind. STEP is an incredible resource to provide the youth an adult mentor that can minister to them and show them that with the love of Jesus you can build a foundation to change the direction your life is headed.”

STEP’s prior Executive Director, Jamey Henderson served for nearly 3 years, provided the needed leadership which improved financial stability and operational efficiency, and established the foundation needed to carry STEP forward. Jamey has gone above and beyond to ensure a smooth transition and will continue as a dedicated STEP mentor and volunteer.

STEP Ministries (Serving To Equip People) is a Christian based program to equip disciples to serve inner-city youth through one-on-one intentional relationships. STEP has been serving Central Arkansas and the Eastgate Community since 1986. STEP is a central Arkansas, church-supported program with over 200 volunteers serving over 300 children in 7 Pulaski County schools and the Eastgate community.  If you have questions about this Executive Director transition and/or would like information about STEP, please visit or call, 501-758-4054.

On behalf of the STEP Board of Directors,


David Bachman, Chair

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