Maybe you know what it is like to live without daily food, clean water, and shelter? Perhaps you have experienced moments when you have felt unloved, forgotten or forsaken?  And, worst of all, maybe you can remember a time when you did not have a personal relationship with God our Father?  

This describes my life while growing up in very difficult circumstances in South Korea during the 1950s and 1960s.  I remember how many people in South Korea were hungry, thirsty, and naked after the Korean War.  I remember how grateful I was for the American missionaries who provided food, drink, and clothing to so many of us during that time and how they gave us the greatest gift of all – the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Through the grace of God and the love of Jesus, they bore the Lord's loving light during dark times and I received the greatest gift of all...eternal life through saving faith in Jesus my Lord. The Lord later called me to be one of His servants as a pastor.

While a pastor in the U.S. for many years, it was through serving as a mentor during a youth mission trip to Washington D.C. in 2009 when the Holy Spirit began calling me to serve the homeless in America. During this trip, we spent a day "living" with the homeless.   

Following the trip, I felt led in my heart to be one of our Lord Jesus' vessels for love, mercy, grace, and hope for the homeless, a call the Lord confirmed in the heart of my wife, Sharon.  We launched the Stepping Stone Mission in July of 2009. ​Through Stepping Stone Mission, we seek to be like those American missionaries, the Lord’s servants for bringing the Gospel to those feeling lost or forsaken on the streets of Atlanta.  Through the grace of God, He is using us to help connect our homeless brothers and sisters with Jesus and into our Body of Christ.  


Sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ

Our President & Founder


Stepping Stone Mission is regularly in need of your partnership and support.  There are many ways you can help...

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The Stepping Stone Mission started in July of 2009 in response to God's call to serve the homeless.  We are servants of our Lord Jesus Christ operating through a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization.


Our Board of Directors

Reverend Joseph Song

Praise God for Our Partners in Serving the LORD!

Chairman of the Board: Rev. Billy Park

Vice Chair of Sharing and Caring Ministries: Rev. Tony Lee

Treasurer: Scott Plate

Secretary: Joy Wilkins

At-Large Member: Rev. Dr. Victor Belton
At-Large Member: Elder Gary Church

At-Large Member: Rev. Gary Dehnke
At-Large Member: Rev. Adam Ellsworth

​At-Large Member: Brian Howe

At-Large Member: Rev. Tom Kenny

At-Large Member: Dr. Ho Jin Kim

At-Large Member: Elder B.J. Nam
At-Large Member: Elder Bill Patrick
At-Large Member: Deacon Dr. David Song                                                                 

We give thanks to our Almighty God for our brothers and sisters serving through churches in Georgia and Florida:

All Saints Lutheran Church

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

Atlanta Bethany United Methodist Church                                      

Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church                                 

​Grace Community Presbyterian Church

Grace Lutheran Church  

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church                                                             

Johns Creek Korean Church

King of Kings Lutheran Church

Korean Covenant Presbyterian Church                                        

Korean First Presbyterian Church                                                             

Korean New Hope Presbyterian Church                                       

Korean Open Door Presbyterian Church

Living Faith Lutheran Church

Living Hope Lutheran Church

Lutheran Church of the Ascension

​Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

New Church of Atlanta

New Days Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church

New Life Baptist Church of Atlanta

Oak Road Lutheran Church

Peace Lutheran Church

Ponce Presbyterian Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

​Rivercliff Lutheran Church

Saebit Korean Presbyterian Church

Saehan Korean Presbyterian Church

Savior of All Lutheran Church

Siloam Korean Church of Atlanta

​St. Mark Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church & School

The Servant Korean Evangelical Church

​Timothy Lutheran Church

​Trinity Lutheran Church

Walking with God Presbyterian Church

Yunhap Korean Community Presbyterian Church

Zion International Church

We give thanks to our Almighty God for the following supporters of the Lord's work via this mission:


Atlanta Mission

Concordia Lutheran Ministries

Florida-Georgia District, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
Joy in Childhood Foundation


Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
​Thrivent Financial