Lead Pastor



Steve has been a pastor since 1981 and the Lead Pastor at Redeemer's since January 1990. 

Though he has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College, a Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Western Seminary, Steve will correct you if you call him anything but "Steve." He believes he has one of the best jobs in the world, and would rather be teaching the Bible than doing nearly anything else. One of the passions of Steve's life is to help others find and follow Jesus. 

Steve also loves bicycling, anything Mac (iPhone, iPad, iMac), a good story read or told, strong coffee and anything really well-made. Given a choice, he'll lean toward using anything with two wheels instead of four. When asked how long he's been married to his college sweetheart, Barb, Steve's standard answer is, "Not long enough." Whenever possible, they enjoy the company of their two grown children, Melissa and Justin. Also, as “Grandpa" to a precious granddaughter Ellory, he is looking forward to this new adventure as a grandparent and enjoying the wonderful gifts that come with this role.