Bishop Steve Houpe: Biography, Family And Ministry

Bishop Steve Houpe is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Harvest Church International Outreach In Kansas City, Missouri. He is a loving husband, a wonderful father and a great author. He is the loving husband of Dr. Donna Leah Houpe.

Bishop Steve Houpe
Bishop Steve Houpe

Steve Houpe Biography

Bishop Houpe was born in the United States of America. He is from Ohio. The Bishop celebrates his birthday on the 21st day of October every year. 


Dr. Steve Houpe served for three years in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran. He holds a degree in Business Management from Rose State College. Dr. Houpe was ordained through Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also received a degree in Biblical Studies from Friends Christian University and was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity in 1989.

Bishop Steve Houpe Family

Bishop Steve Houpe is married to Dr. Donna Houpe and they are both co-founders of Harvest Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where Steve serves as Senior Pastor. 

Dr. Donna Houpe is the First Lady and Executive Administrator of Harvest Church and Faith Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Southern University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has a Masters Degree in education from Louisiana State University. Also, she has several literary works by way of poetry and inspirational writings to her credit. 

Dr. Houpe also possesses over 29 years of experience in educating children. She aims to see that every child’s purpose and destiny come to fruition with the plan of God for their lives.

Their marriage is blessed with six beautiful children, Stephen, Justin, Benjamin, Darell, Christa, and Jonathan.

Bishop Steve Houpe: Biography, Family And Ministry
Bishop Steve and Dr. Donna Houpe


First, in 1986, Pastor Houpe was led by the Spirit of God to Kansas City, Missouri. Although he has never been to Kansas before, this is where he began Harvest Church Ministry. According to Pastor Steve, the vision that God gave Him for Harvest Church was to “restore lost humanity back to God.”

His ultimate belief has always been that soul winning is the responsibility of the church and also the edification of the Body of Christ and to minister healing to all man.

Bishop Houpe has impacted the Kansas City metropolitan area through various programs for close to three decades. 

Secondly, Bishop Houpe is also the founder of Harvest Community Development Corporation, Inc. (HCDC). The essence of the corporation is to carry out the community development plan called Project Destiny. Project Destiny is a multi-phased development project. The purpose of this project is to meet the needs of the community by providing affordable housing, medical facilities, supportive services, educational opportunities and opportunities for entrepreneurial development. 

Some of the completed phases of Project Destiny include:  a Senior Citizen living facility, Gymnasium and Activity Center, Restaurant, a home for unwed teen mothers, and still forthcoming are it’s Career Development and Training Center, Family Residential Subdivision and more. 

Bishop Steve Houpe’s Harvest Church

Harvest Church is an inter-denominational, multi-cultural church. The undiluted word of God is one of the things the Harvest Church emphasizes on. An oasis of love is one of the terms for describing Harvest Church. It is one of the fastest growing churches in the Kansas City. The church has two satellite Church as well as a Nursery School. Project Destiny is a developmental outreach initiative by Harvest Church. 

Pathway To Faith

The ultimate passion behind Houpe Ministries is to restore people back to God’s original plan for their lives and to encourage people to see their God-given potential and purpose in life and to boldly embrace it. The Pathway To Faith is a broadcast by Houpe Ministries which uses a variety of channels including print and magazine, television, online and radio broadcast, local and international missions, inspirational conferences and events to help real men, women, and families live a life of real fulfillment in Christ.

Bishop Steve Houpe’s Books

Bishop Steve Houpe is an author. Some of his best sellers include:

  1.  No More Soul Ties, 
  2. Help! I Want to Save My Ministry, 
  3. Prayer, Fasting, and The Anointing, 
  4. The ABC’s of Faith, 
  5. Men of Courage, 
  6. Men of Strength,
  7.  Becoming One Family: Bringing Blended Families Together, which is co-authored alongside his wife, and many more!

Bishop Houpe alongside his lovely wife Dr. Donna Leah Houpe, continues to touch lives locally, nationally, and internationally. Above all, they have both faithfully committed themselves to the yielding of the Holy Spirit and to carrying out the mission of spreading God’s Word to the world.

His Instagram handle is @PastorHoupe

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