Steve and Sharon Bussey are the co-directors of Salvation Factory in the USA Eastern Territory. They began in Salvation Army ministry when they were fourteen years old as the leaders of an outpost Sunday School for at-risk youth in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 1996, Sharon and Steve were married and served as Envoys in Cape Town, South Africa as Divisional Youth Secretaries for the Western Cape Division and Corps Officers of Woodstock, Wynberg and Observatory Corps. In 1999, they relocated to New York to work as Youth Mission and Leadership specialists for the USA Eastern Territory. Then in 2001, Steve and Sharon joined Majors Larry and Janet Ashcraft at Project 1:17: School of Youth Ministry and Mission. In 2006 they became the co-directors of the school and in 2007, under their leadership, Project 1:17 developed into a two-year training program called ‘Railton School for Youth Worker Training.’ In September 2012, Steve and Sharon were commissioned to begin a new endeavor called Salvation Factory.
Their deep desire is to live for the glory of God and the Salvation of the world. They seek to do this most with their two beautiful teenage daughters, Skyela and Summar who daily teach them what it means to embrace Jesus’ Great Commission.