Steve received his Bacholer’s degree in Christian Ministry with Youth at Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln, IL in 1985.
He also received his Master’s degree in New Testament Studies at Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL in 1992.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Birthing a sermon is a process - don’t rush it!!! Move close enough to the Scripture that you can hear God breath and whisper in your ear before you begin to think about what you want to say about the text. Let it preach to you before you try to preach it to others!!!
Steve ministers along with his wife, Laira, and four children, Timothy, Krista, Elizabeth, Jonathon and Aaron. Each child’s name was selected because of its Biblical meaning.
Best advice given to me about preaching:
Just be yourself ... share the message God has given you, as you would.
Books that have had an impact: Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren;
Encounter God in the City by Randy White;
Restoring At Risk Community by John Perkins;
The Volunteer Revolution by Bill Hybels
What I want on my tombstone: Well done thou good and faithful servant!