Steve is a follower of Jesus Christ, Husband to his beautiful wife, and constant companion Karin, Father to his two sons Chris married to Jennifer and Josh, married to Ginger. Paw Paw to Riley, Cole, Cameron, and Cohen, and the Senior Adult Pastor of Church on The Hill.
Steve has worked in various ministry roles throughout his life, but surrendered to God’s call on his life to preach the gospel at the age of 33, an age which many say was late in life.
Steve was employed with Norfolk Southern Railway, studying at Gwinnett Hall Bible College, and pastoring Temple Baptist Church during the years from 2000 to 2006. He was bi-vocational and then retired from Norfolk Southern after almost 32 years of service, which allowed Steve a full time service roll at Temple Baptist church, serving there as Senior Pastor for a total of almost 21 years.
During that time, Steve says The Lord allowed him to play a part in so many wonderful peoples lives. Allowing us to Grow together in our walk with The Lord, in Salvation, in worship, in preaching, in welcoming new life into the world, baby dedications, graduations, weddings, sickness, family deaths, good times and bad. It was an absolute amazing ride and now looking back, seeing the Mighty Hand of God at work in it all.
Steve says, it has always been his effort ( though admitting falling short many times ) to live out our Lord’s greatest command of Loving God, and Loving people all to His Glory!