45 Cold Mountain Lane, Red Lake, MI | (566) 878-3456 | steve.bidwell@hotmail.

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Rev. Steve Bidwell
QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS • • Served as an Associate Minister for the past 15 years at the highly regarded Third Baptist Church of Michigan Taken on responsibility as the Youth Pastor, Foreign Missions Minister, Minister of Congregational Care, Pastoral Counseling, Minister of Church Visitation, and Children’s Minister. Performed a variety of worship services, including evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, in-reach and out-reach of the church. Taught bible study in chronological order to a congregation of approximately 90. Initiated several community events, including bringing community churches together for a block party called “Taking Jesus to the Streets”. Orchestrate an annual fund raiser for the Foreign Missions Ministry called the “Ten Commandment Tea”. Worked closely with the Youth Programs, including “Joy/Jam Night” where Youth can display their spiritual gifts and a dedicated Children’s lesson that takes place as part of Sunday Service. Played a key leadership role for the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Youth Retreat each year – including coordination of the annual event and running monthly meetings. Provide haircuts, counseling, cooking, and spiritual guidance to those in need each month during the “Feed the Hungry Ministry”. As an individual dedicated to public service, have helped hundreds of families and individuals dealing with mental illness improve and strengthen their lives. Active in the Baptist Community, including participation in the National Baptist Association of Washington, DC and Baptist Educational Congress. Ordained as an ordained minister of the gospel in February 2003. Oversaw marriages, funerals, baptisms, and communions.

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EDUCATION University of Michigan School of Divinity, Anne Arbor, MI Master of Divinity, 2003 Michigan State University, Anne Arbor, MI Bachelor of Social Work • Minor in Religion and Sociology WORK Department of Mental Health, Washington, DC EXPERIENCE Mental Health Specialist, 1990 – 2005 • Ensured mentally ill patients received proper living accommodations through routine monitoring and home visits. • Counseled individuals, families, and organizations on mental health, providing crisis intervention when needed. • Collaborated with treatment teams in providing accurate information to produce the most effective plan of action for mentally ill patients. • As a Vocational Development Specialist, provided community-based employment counseling to individuals on TANF, including family members and teen mothers.