Steve is a husband of one, father of seven, and a lover of God and creation. Steve’s heart comes alive while writing, hunting, fly fishing, reading history, and hanging out by a fire with a group of guys. He loves teaching his kids the adventure of following Christ. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word and building men into worshippers and warriors of Christ.
Steve and Liz came to Colorado Springs in 1994, planted Mountain Springs Church in the basement of their home, and grew it to over three thousand worshippers. He resigned as Lead Pastor in March of 2014. Sensing a new direction, Steve and a group of friends sought God in prayer for forty nights. During this time God spoke clearly to Steve, “You are a lover of God and creation, and a discipler of men.” Soon afterwards, Steve and a cadre of others planted a new church, The Road, and began forming a ministry to men, Worshipper&Warrior. In the fall of 2015, they held their first retreat for men, Wholeheart Advance.
Steve came to know Christ as a freshman athlete (gymnast) at the University of Georgia. After college, while smuggling Bibles into China, Steve met Liz. They had their first date in Hong Kong, fell in love in L.A., and married in Tokyo. They spent most of the next ten years in Japan on staff with Campus Crusade. After returning to the States, Steve graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with an MA in Missiology. In 2012, Steve was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity from Masters Theological Seminary.
Steve and Liz have been married for thirty-one years. They love freshly ground coffee, skiing together, discipling their kids, and being in the Rocky Mountains. In 2012, Steve has published two books, The God-Wild Marriage and Worshipper Warrior.