On January 24, 2017, the Sherman Street council decided to depose Stedford Sims (formerly Outreach Pastor at Sherman Street and Pastor of Step of Faith) from the office of commissioned pastor due to abuse of office and serious deviation from godly conduct following allegations by an adult member of the church of unwanted sexual touch.

The elders and the Sherman Street Safe Church Committee encourage anyone who witnesses or suspects abuse to call local police immediately. Please consult the SAFE CHURCH POLICY for information, including names of Safe Church Committee members. Any concerns around how safety is handled in our congregation can be directed to Ellen Jeltema, Ministries Coordinator and Chair of the Sherman Street Safe Church Committee.

Step of Faith Church is no longer affiliated with Sherman Street Church or with the Christian Reformed Church of North America.