Get to know Stephen Farabelli


One large, happy family!


A corporate controller for 17 years with an MBA in finance and accounting, Stephen served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran.  Stephen and his wife, Mary were married in 2012 and together they have seven grown children and 15 grandchildren. 


Stephen and Mary



One thing I love about my role on staff …

There are so many it is hard to name one, but I have to so here goes. The people are the best thing!  I look forward to working with each person every day. Their personalities, abilities and responsibilities are all part of the day here at HOPE. They all bring special aspects of themselves to the work here and it blends so well together that it is a joy to be here.

A time I saw God at work in my life …

Again, He has been at work in me a lot and at many different times I have been able to clearly see His work and result. I would say the memory that stands out would be my salvation. The way the Lord lead many people to cross my path when I was lost, friends, a specially placed brother at work that had a great daily testimony and the Holy Spirit himself leading prodding and driving me to exam the Scriptures about Him the Hope of all.  That friend accompanied me to a church nearby one day to purchase a book about apologetics, and then time in the Pastor’s office, praying to accept Christ and the vision he showed me through my prayer that He was on the Cross for me.  Amen!

A book that rocked my world (in addition to the Bible) …

This one is easy, Josh McDowell’s “Evidence that Demands a Verdict.”  The overwhelming evidence presented that God, His Bible and His testimony are all Truth and True!

One reason I think people should check out Hope Church …

The love that the people here at HOPE have for each other is very obvious and compelling to anyone who would visit.  The real “touch the road” values are transferred into reality with actions through multiple venues, missions, teaching groups and people reaching out to the world every day of their lives.

Name a hobby that you’d love to get into but probably never will …