Rev. Dwight Stevens is Senior Pastor and Founder of The Paramount Church. He was ordained in 1991 and received a Doctorate Degree in Theology in 1999 from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
He was called into the full time ministry in 1992 after 15 years of private practice of Dermatology with The Palm Beach Medical Group in West Palm Beach from 1977 to 1992. His story is detailed in ATHEIST DOCTOR TO PALM BEACH MINISTER, available on Amazon.com and Kindle eBooks.
He received his education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri University Medical School and Internship & Residency at New York University.
Practicing medicine was a wonderful experience for Dr. Stevens, but he found that sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a higher calling. His messages as Pastor are always twofold: God’s love for all people by sending His Son Jesus Christ to bear our sins and to provide us the opportunity for our sins to be forgiven…and our responsibilities as Christians to live our lives according to the Holy Scriptures…which becomes a lifelong process of gradual spiritual growth.
Upon retiring from the private practice of medicine, Dr. Stevens offered his medical services to the State of Florida and attended a weekly public health clinic from 1992 to 2003 in Palm Beach County. He is also President of Missions of Mercy. Inc, an international non-profit 50lc3 outreach to the poor, making 29 overseas mission trips since 1989, bringing assistance to lesser advantaged people through medical teams, construction teams, orphanage assistance and educational projects and ministry teams.
This international outreach has been with short – term mission teams traveling to South America, Central America and The Caribbean. Having assisted in the building of a medical clinic in Riobamba, in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, South America, his vision is to build a hospital in Riobamba for the impoverished indigenous Quechuan Indians. His next mission trip will be in July 2017.
Says Dr. Stevens: “To whom much is given, much is required.” The Bible says: ‘There will always be poor people … be open-handed…toward the poor and needy (Deuteronomy 15:11; John 12:8) and ‘Continue to remember the poor’ (Galatians 2: 10). Quite simply, it is our responsibility and God given duty to help the poor.”
Rev. John Genco has pastored churches for 52 years, generally two at a time. He has been Pastor of Lowell Congregational Church in Lowell, Vermont for the past 9 years. During the January to April “season” in Palm Beach, for the past five years, John works alongside Pastor Stevens, assisting in all areas of church ministry,
He and his family have made 5 LP albums of Christian Music and have ministered in music across the United States and England. John and his lovely wife, Ruth (also a pianist, writer of Christian children’s books and a painter), sing weekly duets at our Paramount Church Sunday Worship Services.
Music is a large part of the Paramount Church worship services. Our music department consists of volunteer singers and musicians, playing and singing contemporary and traditional Christian music to exalt God Almighty and focus our thoughts on His ways, His Word and our Lord Jesus Christ.
We love to sing “Amazing Grace,” “I Stand In Awe,” “Great Is They Faithfulness,” “Shout To The Lord,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Shine, Jesus Shine,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “I Give You My Heart,” ,”How Great Thou Art,” “Power Of Your Love,” “Just As I Am,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” Lord, I Lift Your Name On High,” “Jesus, Name Above All Names,” “Sing Unto the Lord A New Song,” “I Surrender All,” The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus,” “Jesus at the Center,” “10,000 Reasons,” “Oceans,” “Above All,” “Surrender” and countless others which lift up the name of Jesus, exalt God Almighty and acknowledge the power of the Holy Spirit.
Each worship service is spiritually uplifting through music and song,