Stephen Spanjer founded WBOI in 2006 after completing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He was sent by his Presbytery (Southeast Alabama) in 2007 after accepting a church planting call in Neuenburg, Germany.
Stephen has been working to plant a reformed and bilingual church in S.W. Germany called Neuenburg International Church. Stephen married his wife Laura in 2011 and their Daughter Elsie was born in 2013.