Majors Douglas & Beckie Stearns

Major Stearns have ministered in The Salvation Army for 39 and 38 years respectively.  During those years they have ministered in rural and urban areas including ministering for over 20 years in recovery centers for addicted individuals which the most recent place was the Harbor Light Center in Indianapolis.

We have just celebrated our 2nd anniversary in Joplin.  We are looking forward to the opportunities God is giving us in Joplin.  Our passion is to love others for Christ.  We  will continue to reach out to the hurting and lost to show them Jesus.

The Scripture that comes to mind is found in Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’"

Please pray for us that God will direct us to do our  best to serve as we serve Him in Joplin.

Please feel free to contact us at:

Major Douglas Stearns

417-624-4528 ext. 105


Major Beckie Stearns

417-624-4528 ext. 109