Apostle Steven Hilton attended Rhema Bible Training Center graduating in 1980. After his first assignment serving as Associate Pastor in Kansas City, MO, he and his wife, Dr. Melodye, soon felt the call of God to move to central rural Pennsylvania. This is where they pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in 1982, where they have pastored together for over 35 years.
The Father’s heart is demonstrated through Steven as he teaches and trains believers to accomplish God’s plans and purposes for their lives both within his local community and around the world. With a great ability to bring encouragement to the body of Christ, solid foundational principles of the Word are established, along with an emphasis on activations for one of Steven’s greatest passions: healing and miracles.
Steven has earned his Bachelor of Theology Degree through Teamwork Bible College International. He and Dr. Melodye are ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon.
Apostle Steven travels both domestically and internationally preaching, teaching and activating in the word and presence of God.
Dr. Melodye Hilton
Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.
She and her husband, Steven pioneered Giving Light–a local church and global outreach–in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. 35 years later, they have learned that when you obey God’s leading, “you can reach the world from anywhere.” They continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to equip all ages to discover their God-given identity and activate their unique personal purpose.
Dr. Melodye is ordained under the oversight of Christian International, founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She serves on both the board of directors and board of governors to Christian International. Since 2006, she has also served on the faculty of Randy Clark’s, Global Awakening School of Ministry, teaching the second year prophetic track and presenting her signature leadership training. In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders.
She is the author of three books, Unmasking Prejudice: Silencing the Internal Voice of Bigotry, Double Honor: Uprooting Shame in Your Life, and Higher Living Leadership: Influence Societal Design and an Instrument of Justice. The latter being available in both marketplace and Biblical editions as well as in Spanish.
Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching.
Pastor Joel Hilton
Associate Pastor and Music Director
Joel Hilton is an ordained supporting pastor for Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. He is the founder of Brave Music as well as leader to Giving Light’s worship department, Brave Worship. Brave Music reflects the heart of its founder believing that God and the people He has entrusted to us deserve the very best and because of that, passion, character, time, and skill are invested to bring excellence both inside and outside.
For more than a decade, Joel has been mentoring people to develop their talent and God-given purpose with a desire to see them grow and thrive as healthy and mature individuals. He carries a unique ability to hold in tension the absolute truth of God’s written word with a prophetic edge to deliver it in such a way that partners with what God is doing and saying today.
In homage to his city of birth, Joel remains a devout fan of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team.
Pastor Katie Stansfield
Supporting Pastor and Office Administrator
Katie Stansfield is passionate about raising up healthy people so that they can lead well. She does this as a staff pastor and administrator at Giving Light in Elizabethville, PA. Giving Light is a local church and global equipping center called to train and activate people of all ages to impact their sphere of influence.
With a practical, down-to-earth style, Katie believes that whether speaking in front of a crowd, or creating strategies behind a desk, we were created to be change-makers and forerunners in today’s world. She believes in tearing down personal and societal barriers so that we can model and lead successful and healthy lives and cultures.
In addition, Katie leads Giving Light’s prophetic ministry and has a strong conviction that when we can hear and obey the voice of God without fear, we can change the world for good.
Laura has been on staff with Giving Light for over 22 years! She faithfully and excellently handles our bookkeeping and is a trusted leader within the church.
Brianna is a daughter, sister, friend, and neighbor. She loves Jesus and is passionate about seeing His church be all it was meant to be, in every sphere of society.
Brianna has been a faithful member of Giving Light Christian Fellowship her whole life. She has served in the children’s ministry, on the worship team, and now as the Community Liaison. She has a 1st year certificate from Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry as well as a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Thomas Edison State University. She has also interned for and continues to be a regular volunteer at Wildheart Ministries in Harrisburg.
Working as both Community Liaison at Giving Light and Assistant to the Operations Director at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, Brianna has a special love for connecting with people and hearing their stories. She finds great joy in using her gifts as an administrator, organizer, writer, songwriter, and teacher to help facilitate greater understanding and unity.