the Hope of Survivors

Audio & Video Programs
This page contains links to video and audio files that have been produced to help you better understand the issue of pastoral sexual abuse.
Please take some time to watch and listen to these programs.
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He Was A Friend! Abuse Prevention Series (Part 3):

What do you do when a friend forsakes, abuses and tries to destroy you? A message by Pastor Steve Nelson. NEW!

Why Me?! Abuse Prevention Series (Part 2):

When bad things happen to good people? A message by Pastor Steve Nelson.

Just One! Abuse Prevention Series (Part 1):

How would Jesus deal with the subject of abuse in the church? This is the focus of this message by Pastor Steve Nelson.

In this interview, Steve & Samantha Nelson share their story of abuse at the hands of their pastor, and how God healed them and commissioned them to start the ministry of The Hope of Survivors.
Hope & Healing Video!
In this half-hour television program, part one in a three-part series, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) host Shelley Quinn interviews The Hope of Survivors’ founders, Steve and Samantha Nelson, on the topic of pastoral sexual abuse and how it affects the female victim. This interview is a general overview of the Hope & Healing conference for victims.
Faith & Fidelity Video!
In this half-hour television program, part two in a three-part series, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) host Shelley Quinn interviews The Hope of Survivors’ founders, Steve and Samantha Nelson, on the topic of pastoral sexual abuse, how it can be avoided, and how it affects the pastor. This interview is a general overview of the Faith & Fidelity conference for pastors and church leaders.
Trust & Truth Video!
In this half-hour television program, part three in a three-part series, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) host Shelley Quinn interviews The Hope of Survivors’ founders, Steve and Samantha Nelson, on the topic of pastoral sexual abuse, how the church should handle this sensitive subject, and how the church can recover from the devastation of it. This interview is a general overview of the Trust & Truth conference for church and community members.

The Harvest Show—Steve & Samantha Nelson Interview
Barbara & You TV Show—Sandy Kirkham Interview
Protecting Morality Video!
This half-hour television program, part one of a four-part series with Better Life Broadcasting Network, is hosted by Carolyn Sutton & Patti Sandefur on the program Time Out. This interview with Steve and Samantha Nelson co-founders of The Hope of Survivors' discusses the topic of how to help prevent moral failures among spiritual leaders.
Secondary Victims Video!
This half-hour television program, part two of a four-part series with Better Life Broadcasting Network, is hosted by Carolyn Sutton & Patti Sandefur on the program Time Out. This interview with Steve and Samantha Nelson co-founders of The Hope of Survivors' discusses the topic of how family members, church member and even close friends can be devastated and affected by the abusive actions of a spiritual leader.
Victimhood to Victory Video!
This half-hour television program, part one of a four-part series with Better Life Broadcasting Network, is hosted by Carolyn Sutton & Patti Sandefur on the program Time Out. This interview with Steve and Samantha Nelson co-founders of The Hope of Survivors' discusses the topic of how someone gains hope and healing in the aftermath of sexual abuse by a spiritual leader.
Afflicting the Afflicted Video!
This half-hour television program, part three of a four-part series with Better Life Broadcasting Network, is hosted by Carolyn Sutton & Patti Sandefur on the program Time Out. This interview with Steve and Samantha Nelson co-founders of The Hope of Survivors' discusses the topic of how a spiritual leader abuses someone under their care.
A must-see segment by Dr. Marcum. The devastation brought on by clergy sexual abuse is beyond comprehension. Thankfully, God has given us solid Biblical prescriptions to help deal with stress and start your body's heal journey to renewed and restored health!
InFocus Full Program - 13 November 2009 from InFocus Christian News on Vimeo. (Television spot on The Hope of Survivors’ work in Australia 11/13/09)

Anger, Depression & Abuse (Part 1):

You Make Me So Mad!—Pastor Steve Nelson

Anger, Depression & Abuse (Part 2):

Out Of The Darkness—Pastor Steve Nelson

Anger, Depression & Abuse (Part 3):

Secrets—Pastor Steve Nelson/p>

Anger, Depression & Abuse (Part 4):

Why Me?—Pastor Steve Nelson/p>

Anger, Depression & Abuse (Part 4):

Silent No More—Pastor Steve Nelson

The Hope of Survivors GC update—2005
Audio Programs:  
This is an interview from Women's Radio Network, with Steve and Samantha Nelson (January 23, 2015), hosted by Lisa Singer. Play MP3 file
This is an interview from KCWN Christian radio station in Pella, Iowa, with Steve and Samantha Nelson (April 18, 2013), hosted by Evelyn Nikkel. Play MP3 file
This is an interview from 3ABN Radio’s Crossroads program with Steve and Samantha Nelson (May 27, 2005), hosted by Cheri Peters. (Windows MediaPlayer.)

Part 1 – (12 minutes)
Part 2– (12 minutes)
Part 3 – (12 minutes)
Part 4 – (12 minutes)

This program is an interview from 3ABN Radio’s Crossroads program with Samantha Nelson (July 18, 2006), hosted by Atonte Myers. (Windows MediaPlayer.)

Part 1 – (12 minutes)
Part 2– (12 minutes)
Part 3 – (12 minutes)
Part 4 – (12 minutes)

Listen to an interview with Steve and Samantha Nelson on the radio program Exposed, hosted by Chyna on BlogTalk Radio! The following is an MP3 file.  
Below are some audio sermons presented by Pastor Steve Nelson:

He Was A Friend – (approx. 55 minutes)
Bridging the Gap – (approx. 40 minutes)
Trust His Heart – (approx. 40 minutes)

“I listened to Steve’s sermon and the story he told really touched my heart. It made me think back to my life and how all my life I’ve been treated like an object by men and how I seek other people’s approval. It was a stirring story.”—Listener from Illinois

“Our church in Springfield, IL enjoyed a special weekend with The Hope of Survivors ministry. What an incredible blessing! The message, music and testimonies given were powerful, touching the hearts of many who attended. I saw first hand the tremendous impact Steve and Samantha Nelson have on those who have benefited from their program. It is well designed and capable of reaching many, regardless of their faith. We can expect great things as God continues to grow their ministry. Thank you, Steve and Samantha, for sharing your message of love and healing with our church. God bless you!”—Pastor John Stanton, Springfield First Seventh-day Adventist Church

Comments About the Sermons

“I transferred “Trust His Heart” to my cell phone and listened to it while I went for a walk in the nice, cold, clear, sunny Autumn day! And it was a real blessing, too. So deep and beautiful.”—Norway

“I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I heard that The Hope of Survivors was coming to our church in Philadelphia, PA. I wasn’t sure how a concert or seminar about a ministry to victims of pastoral abuse would be received. I can say that all my fears were relieved and we were blessed to have The Hope of Survivors at our church. The testimonies and messages were appropriate and heartfelt. We will look forward to having you come again and hearing witness to how God is continuing to bless your ministry.”— Pastor JP O’Connor, Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church.

“I enjoyed Steve’s sermon Saturday and thought it was so well delivered on a sensitive topic.”—Listener from Ohio

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18