My name is Neil Estep and I have been attending Kilpatrick for the last 5 years. I have been married to my wonderful wife Michele for 19 years and we have three teen and pre-teen daughters; Cora, Lucy and Jacqueline. We have lived in Lake Odessa for most of our lives.
I own my own little company, Dent Eraser Inc., and between that, Youth Group, family time and running around do everything the girls are involved in, we are a typical busy family.
Five or six years ago God used the illness and death of a much loved family member to bring me back to Him. I had an overwhelming urge to make sure my kids knew about Jesus and I wanted us as a family attending church together. We tried a couple different churches but felt most at home here at Kilpatrick.
Little did I know, God was not done with me yet. I started helping with a family ministry on Sunday nights and then became a small group leader on Sunday nights during Impact. I did that a couple years and then became an “assistant” to the Youth Pastor for a couple of years. It wasn’t until after he had left that I realized how much God had done in my life to get me to the point where I could lead Impact. Let me tell you … I am BLESSED! It is with GREAT PLEASURE I get to lead our youth and work with a wonderful group of volunteers every week! I look forward to what God has planned for me and I cannot wait to see how He is going to bless and use the youth from Impact in the future.
Fun Facts about Neil:
- I root for the Lions and U of M. I dislike that University in Ohio very much. ☺
- I love to golf, but don’t do it much, hate to bowl and thankfully do that less.
- I have a brother and a sister, but one lives in the SW part of MI and one lives in NJ.
- I “grew up” in NC, and my Dad and Step-Momma live there now.
- I am related to a LOT of people in the area.
- I don’t like the “new” music very much … and that bothers me very much.
- Rule #1 in Youth Group is don’t talk while I’m talking (group talk) because the person you are talking to might not get to hear what God wants them to hear.
- I prayed to become a better prayer in front of people and God answered with Pastor Kendal asking me to pray before he gave a sermon. God definitely has a sense of humor.