Stepping Stone Ministry


Who We Are

Stepping Stone Ministry is a college ministry affiliated with Grace Life Church, and it is located at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins. We are committed to bringing the message of the hope of Jesus Christ to the Johns Hopkins campus and to the surrounding communities.

Stepping Stone is where people come to:

Stepping Stone has been on the Johns Hopkins campus since 1998. We started with a group of 8 students who wanted to see more people on this campus come to experience and know God personally. We’ve grown quite a bit since then. But we are still committed to seeing more people on the Hopkins campus come to know God and grow in Him.


We firmly believe that God is the only one that can change people’s lives and empower changed people to transform communities through the Holy Spirit. Thus, we seek to be a transforming and relevant community of students who, in learning and applying God’s Word to our lives, impact the world around us for Jesus Christ by engaging in our culture and befriending those around us.

Our mission is to provide a place where people can encounter God, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journeys. Together, as a community, we invite those around us to join us in encountering, experiencing, and engaging God in ways that are real and relevant.


We hold to the core doctrines of the Christian faith—the authority of the Bible, the Trinitarian God, the deity of Jesus, the salvation of sinners, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the resurrection of the dead, and the unity of the church. 

However, we welcome people of all places and stages of faith to our services and small groups, and we hope to foster an environment of seeking honestly and asking questions. We seek to remain united together in pursuing the essential message of the gospel, while showing grace towards one another in discussing disputable matters. 

Our Team

Anastasia BossombianSSM College PastorEmail
Larry LinGLC Educational and Outreach PastorEmail
Philemon YangGLC Lead PastorEmail

Our Network

Stepping Stone Ministry is a campus ministry of Grace Life Church, located in Catonsville, Maryland, and operates under the authority of the Grace Life Church staff and the leadership team. However, as a student specific ministry, SSM operates its own independent Friday night fellowships, small groups, outreach events, and discipleship classes.