Jesus Christ found Steve while he was serving in the US Army in Berlin, West Germany, in 1983, in a life-changing encounter convinced him of the reality of God’s love for him. Throughout his life, Steve has taken the opportunity to serve his local community and church in various capacities including Greeter, Usher/Porter, Teacher/Preacher and Pastor, Little League Coach, Mentor to young men, and Foster Parent.
One of Steve's favorite life verses is Heb 3:13 “Encourage One another Daily, while it is called Today”. Steve believes his primary Mission as a follower of Christ is to encourage others in their walk with the LORD.
Steve carries the heart and anointing of a shepherd. He Steve is a licensed minister. serves at Shiloh Church in Oakland, CA. He is active in the Men's Prayer Ministry and coordinates Guest Services ministry, where he and Lesia lead teams that make Shiloh a warm and loving place to ensure all who attend services experience the presence and love of God from the parking lot to the sanctuary.
Steve is happily married to his one and only, Lesia. They have been married 39 years, have three wonderful children, and four marvelous grandchildren. He is a 24-year Army veteran. Steve and Lesia have been in relationship with John and Sherry Poundstone for more than 15 years and love Joy! Church. Steve says, “I am honored to serve the Joy! Church family as a board member, or in any capacity that will encourage Joy! Church to move forward in its role in the Kingdom of God.”