It has been Pastor Steve’s joy to serve as Bethel Church’s senior pastor since 1997. His primary responsibilities are teaching at our weekend services, shepherding the people, leading the staff, serving as an Elder, and providing overall vision for the church.
Steve’s passions include expository preaching, the doctrines of grace, helping the church engage its culture, and the beauty of God. He often speaks in contexts outside Bethel and enjoys traveling as a part of Bethel’s global mission efforts.
In addition to weekends at Bethel, Steve’s teaching ministry can be heard through Bethel’s media ministry The Journey, which incorporates web and radio formats and can be heard each weekday morning on Moody Radio FM Chicago.
Steve released his first authored book in 2012 entitled "Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything."
A graduate of Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Steve’s interests include sports of all kinds, rooting for University of Iowa teams, books, and travel. You are likely to run into him at a golf course near you.
After serving as a single pastor for many years, Steve recently was married to Jennifer (August 2012). They have a baby girl named Kiralee and live in Crown Point.