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A native of the Midwest, Steve attended Wabash College in Indiana where he graduated with a degree English in 1970. Converted his Junior Year, Steve was given a heart for evangelism and disciple building. Upon graduation Steve worked in student ministry for ten years in California and Indiana. Coming to see the Reformation perspective on Christianity, salvation and the church, he was called to the gospel ministry in 1977, his local church confirming his call. From 1979-1981 he was engaged in studies in New Testament, Old Testament, Systematic Theology and Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Three years later in 1984 he was awarded a Master’s degree for his thesis on the epistemology of Old Princeton great Charles Hodge.
Steve pastored in the south Atlanta suburbs for 31 years and helped with the formation of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) and the Georgia Association of Confessional Baptists (GACB). He has served as National Coordinator of ARBCA and State Coordinator of GACB. He served as one of the three organizing secretaries for the North American Banner of Truth Pastors’ Conference for several years. He edited and contributed to BIBLICAL SHEPERHDING OF GOD’S SHEEP (The Use and Abuse of Authority in the Local Church); [Day One Publications] as well as contributing a chapter on “Training Men for the Local Church” to Tom Ascol’s primer for young pastors, DEAR TIMOTHY; [Founders Press.] He has also contributed to various theological journals and Christian magazines.
Steve has been married to his wife Cindy for 45 years and they have two children professing Christ and active in confessional reformed churches. They have six grandchildren who they are close to. Steve’s hobbies are reading, walking, and being with his best friend, Cindy. Steve’s professional focus is on preparing men to be men of God and useful vessels for the Master in the gospel ministry.
1970—B. A in English; Wabash College; Indiana
1973—Diploma; Institute of Biblical Studies; Campus Crusade for Christ
1984—M. A. in Church History and Historical Theology; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School