Steve Uppal has been Senior Leader at All Nations Church, Wolverhampton, since 2001. All Nations is a growing and vibrant church family which reflects the diversity of the city.
He is well known locally, regionally and nationally as an anointed and inspiring speaker. Steve also has a growing apostolic ministry amongst a number of churches which look to him as a wise ‘father’ or ‘master builder’ – a network based on relationship not organisation. Some are becoming campuses or locations of All Nations Church, others are separate but have growing links, sharing wisdom and teaching. Steve has a passion for local church (as God’s means of working in the world and as Jesus’ Bride) and for local churches to be in a relational network (to be well founded and therefore fruitful).
Throughout its history the church has been committed to the full gospel and to serving the community, especially those at the margins. All Nations’ vision now encompasses nations across the globe – ‘for all people to glorify God through knowing Christ, becoming like Christ and making Christ known’. Steve and All Nations Church have established strong links in several other countries, particularly North India where there is a base for training and works of compassion and outreach.
Steve’s preaching and example are focussed on pressing in to the presence of God, helping believers live life to the full as part of local churches fulfilling the calling of the church, living intentionally and seeking God for Himself. Intimacy with Him and total dependence upon the Holy Spirit are key to seeing the Kingdom advance. He has also written three books. ‘Rousing the Warriors’, is a prophetic call to rise up boldly and advance the kingdom of God. The second book ‘One Life’, helps people to make the most of the one life they have been given. ‘The Burning Ones’ intends to ignite and fuel a passion for Jesus.
Steve is married to Esther, who is also a senior Pastor at the church, and they have four children: Bethany born in 1998, Sophia born in 2000, Joel born in 2003 and Judah born in 2005. Family life is a priority for Steve – “If faith does not work at home, it is not true biblical faith,” he says.