Steve and his wife, Heather, were both missionary kids. Steve grew up in Quito, Ecuador and Heather grew up in Burkina Faso in western Africa. They have five children ranging in age from 20-7 years old. Through their service with Safe Families for Children, a program similar to short-term foster care, they have had 18 children come through their home. Steve's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as transitional pastor training through the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. Steve's passions include expository preaching/teaching, theological studies, church planting, discipleship, Biblical counseling, orphan care/adoption, writing, church history, international missions, travel, family time, drawing and soccer.
Steve was licensed to the gospel ministry in 1997 at New Life Fellowship Church in Rogers, AR. He was ordained in 2001 at First Baptist Church, Bentonville, AR. He planted and pastored Harbins Community Baptist Church in Dacula, GA for 11 years. Steve has participated in missions work both through the local church and through international missions.