Steve’s mission is to glorify God by connecting others with their God-given destiny. Prior to coming to First Southern, he served as pastor for churches in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. He and his wife Shirley also served for 11 years in the Zambezi River Valley in Southern Africa as church planting missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and Shirley have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Steve holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is passionate about communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ, maximizing the potential of the local church, and involving followers of Christ in global missions. Steve is the author of “ALPHA PREDATOR: How to Be Victorious Over Life’s Ultimate Adversary and What to Do When You’re Not” and "THE THUNDER POET: Rhyming Life with God's Indigenous Design."