Stephen was born in Australia and grew up in Texas. Traveling with his dad, Desmond Evans around the world, stimulated the desire inside his heart for missions. In 2004 he joined Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke as his personal assistant. The Holy Spirit used this time to sharpen the faith of Stephen and Alisa, and expand their vision for city-wide evangelism and national transformation.
Alisa was part of the LOLI family before there even was one! When Stephen was invited to serve with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, she saw it as a divine door to something extraordinary. She was right! 14 years and many nations later, Alisa continues to balance family and ministry. Stephen and Alisa have been married 18 years and have two children.
Alvaro has been part of the LOLI family since 2012, when he attended the Honduras Prays national campaign in San Pedro Sula. Two years later he started traveling with Stephen and speaking at the LOLI prayer and pastor conferences. In 2016, he joined the staff as Director of Intercession. Alvaro is married to Linda, has five children, five grandchildren, and also serves as President of Christian International House of Prayer.
Light of Life International started in 2004, after Stephen and Alisa returned to Texas. Having served as the personal assistant to Reinhard Bonnke, Stephen had seen the Africa crusades first hand and had a fire burning in his heart to do the same. Surprisingly, the call came – not to Africa or places where Stephen and Alisa had contacts – but to Central America and the Caribbean. Growing into citywide evangelism certainly brought its challenges along the way, but 34 crusades later the Lord Jesus has demonstrated His great faithfulness and power over and over again.
The journey has also been marked by encounters with children and families in poverty. As a teenager, Alisa had dreams of being surrounded by children on the mission field and Stephen served on his dad’s staff as the director of global missions. It should be no surprise then that LOLI seeks out creative ways to minister to the needs of people. From providing groceries and ice cream in remote and impoverished neighborhoods to giving huge teddy bears to children in hospitals and orphanages, compassion makes up a huge part of the LOLI vision.
We are so thankful for the first 14 years of ministry in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. We are in awe of the power and love of Jesus Christ to save, heal, and transform lives. And as long as we can, we look forward to taking His Gospel even further!
Thank you for your interest in Light of Life International. If you would like more information on an upcoming trip, or join our team of global intercessors, or receive more information about this ministry, please contact us.