Pastor Stephen F. Buxton is a well-known, dynamic speaker all over the nation. He began a fulltime ministry in 1981, serving as an assistant and evangelized for several years with his wife, Mrs. Dearrah Buxton, and two young sons. In 1985, he pastored in Dinuba, CA, and later in Rialto, CA, before God called upon him in 1994 to pastor Hilltop Tabernacle in Chula Vista, CA. Since 1994, Pastor Buxton has overseen tremendous growth and revival of the church, starting from 13 members to presently over two hundred saints, most of them living in Chula Vista and in the South Bay region of San Diego. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Jackson College of Ministries and as an Executive of World Missions for the WPF, where he is dedicated to building revival churches in the Philippines. His wife serves as the Chair of the Women's Ministry Committee of the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship and oversees the event planning for the Ladies and Married Couples ministries at Hilltop Tabernacle.
Born in Southern California, a young Stephen Buxton was raised in the apostolic faith by his parents, Pastor and Mrs. Gerald Buxton. As a young adult, Stephen Buxton attended the Jackson College of Ministries in Jackson, MS where he met his future wife, Dearrah Lormand. Dearrah Lormand was also raised in the apostolic faith in Southwest Louisianna by her parents Mr. & Mrs. M. C. Lormand. The Buxtons soon had two sons, Christopher and Joel, who later married Christina and Aisha, respectively. The Buxtons currently have five grandchildren: Sage, Thane, Ethan, Drake, and Seth. God has truly blessed their family!