Pastor Steve is the husband of his amazing wife Janet, two amazing daughters, Jennifer(& Preston)--Jessica (& Matt). He is Poppi to his beautiful amazing granddaughters Jalynn, Jayna, and Lily
He loves reading and studying leadership along with early church disciplines. He loves the Word, strives to live the Word, and has a passion to preach and teach the Word. He is conservative in his religious beliefs and his politics. Steve teaches about what the Word says to the challenges of life. Utilizing his prior experience as a law enforcement officer, paramedic, and professional firefighter, Steve messages are uplifting, encouraging, and transformational.
He is an alumnus of Covington College, Moody Bible Institute, Liberty University, Rockbridge Seminary, Master's International School of Divinity and UNC- Chapel Hill. He has served churches in North Carolina and has worked for our international headquarters in Lenoxa Kansas. He also has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.
Pastor Steve is a board-certified Master Mental Health Coach and Is a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. His passion is to help people and organizations become their very best.
Pastor Steve is very involved in our community. He serves as Chairman of the Washington Corps of the Salvation Army Advisory Council. He serves as the Spiritual Director for the Kairos prison ministry at Bertie Correctional Institution. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Washington County Ministerial Association.
Steve has a special place in his heart for the wonderful people of the Plymouth Church considering this is his second assignment being at the Plymouth Church. He first pastored here from 1995-2005 and returned back home in 2011.