Rev. Dr. Stephen Hre Kio was the son of Rev. Sang Fen (Deceased) and Pi Kawl Dong (Deceased). He was born in Zokhua village, Chin State, Burma. Rev. Dr. Kio and his wife, Pi Klem Kyin were joined in holy matrimony in 1964. God has blessed them with three sons and one daughter. Rev. Dr. Kio obtained several degrees, including, B.A (Rangoon), B.D (Serampore, India), M.A & Ph.D (Emory University, USA). He translated the Holy Bible into Falam Dialect, and worked for United Bible Society as a consultant for 28 years. He served as an honorary pastor since the existence of ICBC. After retiring, both he and his wife moved to Indianapolis in 2008. Since then, he has been serving as a senior pastor of ICBC.