Steve was born in rural Kansas and made his way east while serving in the US Navy. He has a half-brother and mother who still live in Kansas. Since the Navy, Steve settled in Elizabeth City, NC. This is where he met and married his wife Wendy and the two of them raised their daughters Alison and Molly who are now married and building families of their own. Their oldest daughter has given birth to a grandson that Wendy and Steve adore and love to spend time with.
Steve experienced the call to vocational ministry while working as a carpenter and serving as a worship leader at First Baptist Church in Elizabeth City. He served this church for many years as the youth and children’s minister while completing his undergrad at Liberty University with a focus on religious studies. Since then, he and his wife moved to Mooresville, NC where he served as the youth pastor and contemporary worship leader for the last ten years while also pursuing his MDiv at Hood Theological Seminary. He intends to continue this course of study while building a home here in Galax. Steve loves the mountains and anything outdoors. He also enjoys playing guitar and riding motorcycles.