History

 

Dr. Dwight Stevens is President of Missions of Mercy, Inc. and has made 26 overseas mission trips since 1989 to South America, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean.
 
He is a  former physician with the Palm Beach Medical  Group in  West Palm  Beach  from 1977 to 1992.    Dr. Stevens was ordained in 1991 and retired from the private practice of Dermatology in 1992 to enter the  full-time ministry and public health. 
 
From 1992 until 2004 he offered his dermatological service to the Palm Beach County Public Health Department, seeing patients in clinics in Riviera Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Okeechobee and Lake Worth.
 
He received his education at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri University Medical School and Internship & Residency at New York University.  He  received a  Doctorate Degree in Theology in 1999 from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

 

In 1994 Rev. Stevens founded the The  Paramount  Church, a Non - Denominational Bible -Teaching Christian Church located in the Historic Landmark Paramount Theatre Building in Palm Beach, Florida.
     
Together with Dr. Bacilio Malan Guacho, a Quechuan Indian physician, a medical clinic building has been established in the Andes Mountain village of Riobamba. General medical care is provided to indigenous impoverished Quechuan Indians, including ophthalmological surgery.

 

Why do we go on these mission trips?

 

  1.      Says Dr. Stevens:   "To whom much is given much is required.  We live in a country of abundance and luxury.  Much of the world lives in abject poverty and are deprived of the basic things we take for granted, such as housing, electricity, running water, refrigeration and indoor plumbing.  I believe it is our obligation and responsibility to help disadvantaged humanity wherever we can.   The Bible says  'There will always be poor people ... be openhanded ... 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."