Steve was raised in a Navy family. Since he moved often he had to learn how to make new friends often. At the age of 12, he accepted Christ at a summer youth camp. He surrendered his life to full-time ministry at the age of 17. He attended University of South Alabama and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he met his wife, Wendy. They served as missionaries with the International Mission Board in the country of Jordan where their eldest son, Ashton was born. Their second son, Zachary, was born in Texas.
Steve was pastor of various ministry areas at churches in four different states before moving to Maryland in 2006. He has served in established churches for 30+ years as pastor in areas of youth, music, education, administration, and even children. In 2015, they became missionaries with the North American Mission Board and started the work to plant Elevate Church in the Eastport community of Annapolis.