Stephen Ippolito

Stephen Ippolito

Stronghold Ministry

Stephen joined Push The Rock staff in 2018.. Stephen brings a new sport –  foam sword fighting –  to our programs and camps called  “Stronghold”.

Stephen learned how to foam sword fight during his time at Geneva College, where he earned a BS in Elementary Education.  He instantly found great joy in it. He adapted a foam sword fighting game for youths and faithfully taught it in afterschool clubs and summer camps.

He believes it is not a hobby but a calling. God has used this sport to grow him spiritually and has enabled him to mentor youth in the Christian faith.

His daily responsibilities include the coordination of after-school programs and pursuing the development for Stronghold programs and summer camps.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”