A native of Corpus Christi, TX, Steve received Christ at a revival service in his home church. The following year, God called him to full-time ministry and opened doors to prepare him for a life of service. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. For 24 years, he served as Chaplain for the Florida Department of Corrections at Florida Correctional Institution (Lowell), Reception and Medical Center (Lake Butler), Lancaster Correctional Institution (Trenton), Union Correctional Institution (Raiford), and Lawtey Correctional Institution, as well as Region II Regional Lead Chaplain. In addition, he served as Minister of Education in churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.
A member of the FBC JAX Pastoral Care staff since 1997, Steve currently ministers to the hospitalized and bereaved members of the congregation, coordinates the FBC JAX Prison Ministry, and serves as Volunteer Chaplain for the Department of Corrections’ Ward at Memorial Hospital. He loves the opportunity that ministry gives him to serve the Lord and his fellowman. “I want to lead folks in dire circumstances to put Christ first in their lives and allow Him to meet their deepest needs,” says Steve. His favorite verse is Matthew 6:33: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Steve and his wife, Brenda, have two daughters and two granddaughters. His greatest joys are found in leading someone to Christ and spending time with his family.