About

About the
Lodestar Mountain Inn

Our Goals

Much construction has been done at the Lodestar Mountain Inn.  As of September 2021, construction has been completed on the Weaver House, which includes five bedrooms; the Wesley Prayer Chapel; two cottages, which include two units each;  the Evangel House, consisting of five bedrooms; and the Ebenezer Event Center, which has five bedrooms and will serve as a meeting and dining hall for large groups. 

Plans for new construction are underway for our latest ministry endeavor – the OneLife gap year program. Two dormatories will be built to facilitate young men and women and their counselors.  We are excited for what has already been accomplished with this project and are praying for a quick completion.

Our Purpose

Our heart is to serve pastors, business leaders, first responders, veterans, families, and individuals by offering a special time away with God in a tranquil, beautiful setting with comfortable, charming accomodations.

At Lodestar Mountain Inn, our purpose is to provide a place of healing, hope, encouragement, rest, recovery, and training for those who are wounded or discouraged by the battles of life.  Already, countless lives have been changed by this sacred place.

Using the Lodestar Guidance principles, we will help develop leadership skills to empower individuals to live and lead effectively. For more information, visit lodestarguidance.com.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return to Earth in power and glory.

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost — they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through Jesus Christ.

Our Story

God’s faithfulness and provision

“We’ve experienced a miracle of God!”
-Steve Wingfield

 

Divine Blessing

At the Lodestar Mountain Inn, God’s faithfulness and provision can be seen in miraculous fashion.  At the end of 2015, a divine sequence of events led good friends of the ministry to donate the purchase price for 524 acres of land in Upper Tract, WV; the future site of the Lodestar Mountain Inn.

One year later, God showed His provision for this property as He aligned the paths of Steve and Brandon Traylor, a contractor who specializes in stonemasonry, among many other things.  Through Brandon’s talents and his relationship with Steve, the Lodestar Mountain Inn took form and continues to expand on this sacred ground.

Through the wonderful support of many in the form of prayer, resources, and financial donations, we have made multiple renovations to the property. We are humbled by this outpouring of support and generosity and thank God for those who have caught the vision of the Lodestar Mountain Inn.

Our Team

I thank God through Jesus for every one of you. (Romans 1:8 MSG)

Staff

Steve Wingfield
Evangelist & CEO

Terry Lynn Wyant-Vargo
Director of Development & Administrative Manager

Luke Weaver
Director of Ministry Relations & Director of Lodestar Guidance

Jason Mueller
Chaplain/Chief Visionary Officer of Resiliency Among Warriors

Scott Wenger
Director of the Lodestar Mountain Inn

Brandon Traylor
Project Manager of the Lodestar Mountain Inn

Jeff Wilhelm
Staff Writer and Victory Weekend Field Support Staff

Delphos Howard
Bookkeeper

Sara Ferrell
Development Support Staff Specialist

Jessica Taylor
Support Staff Specialist

 

Board of Directors

Steve Wingfield
CEO

Vernon Zook
Chair

John Bowman
Vice Chair

Larry Martin
Treasurer

Ben Morris
Member

Jeffrey Bowers
Member

Dennis Wenger
Member

Gerald Sites
Member At Large

About Steve

Steve Wingfield lives, eats, and breathes evangelism.  Everybody who knows him would simply say, “That is who and what he is.”

Steve serves as CEO and Evangelist of Wingfield Ministries, Inc., and Victory Weekend, headquartered in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  A Virginia native, Steve has been in ministry for over 45 years serving as a pastor in Roanoke before devoting himself to full-time evangelism.

Steve’s accomplishments include:

  • Graduate of Eastern Mennonite College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Honorary doctorate from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Instructor at Billy Graham Training Center; Palau Alliance Connect Conference, Portland, OR; and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam
  • Author of several books including Winning the Race Every Day, Live the Adventure, and Guiding Principles to Live, Learn, and Lead.
  • Co-author of the best-selling Come to the Table: Food, Fellowship, and a Celebration of God’s Bounty and Share the Bounty: Finding God’s Grace through the Spirit of Hospitality
  • Conducted scores of area-wide evangelistic events in 16 states and 17 foreign countries
  • Instrumental in establishing the organization Jesus – Hope for Romania just after the Romanian revolution in 1989.

Steve and his wife Barbara make their home in Mount Crawford, Virginia.  They are the parents of two grown children, Michelle and David, and are the proud grandparents of eight beautiful grandchildren.

He is often quoted as saying, “I have been called, and I am committed to using every available means to reach every available person.”

Steve has exemplified this calling through the creation of Victory Weekend.  Victory Weekend is an evangelistic outreach geared toward NASCAR and their loyal fans.  Bringing music, excitement, patriotism, honor, and the gospel, Steve has shared the message of Jesus to thousands of people at some of the world’s most famous racetracks across the country.

Steve’s heart’s desire is to train and equip a new generation to do the work of the Lord and to encourage pastors and church leaders to stay faithful to the Word of God.  Likewise, he is passionate about helping those who have been beaten and battered by the trials of life.  Steve felt the Lord was calling him to create a space where people can find healing, hope, restoration, and renewal to their calling.  Thus, the birth of the Lodestar Mountain Inn.  This beautifully handcrafted retreat center will be the home of a wide variety of ministry outreaches and evangelism for generations to come.  It is the culmination of Steve’s years of faithfulness to the Lord’s calling and further proof of God’s greatness and favor. 

Steve also serves as the CEO of Lodestar Guidance.  Lodestar Guidance is a character development curriculum that is changing the way we live and lead.  This program is raising up a new generation of leaders filled with godly character.  Using forty-eight principles, Lodestar Guidance details godly traits portrayed through the life of Jesus as well as the most influential men and women in history.  This innovative program is available for use by anyone seeking personal growth and development.  From families to top businesses and from the Sunday School classroom to the board room, many are benefiting from the tools taught in Lodestar Guidance.