Steve’s ministry focus is two-fold: 1) to help support and build the Church in Mexico by strengthening pastors and churches; and 2) to coordinate mission trips and opportunities for individuals and churches in the U.S. to work in Mexico.
Specifically, Steve is engaged in encouraging, teaching, and mentoring Mexican pastors and promoting the spiritual health of Mexican churches. He does this by one-on-one relationships with pastors, teaching and leading seminars, and helping to raise money to provide scholarships to seminary students at the Seminario Bautista de Nogales (SEBANO), in Nogales, MX.
Steve coordinates trips for U.S. churches for short-term missions, giving youth and adults a vital, cross-cultural missions experience.
Steve is also the assistant to Ramón Rodriguez, the Executive Director of SEBANO and the Director of Mexico. He helps Ramón in a variety of ways to connect with U.S. pastors and churches.
Steve grew up in a Christian home in the small town of Azusa, California, and accepted Christ as a child, but his spiritual life began to flourish in college. In college, he was discipled by a member of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) and Steve grew in his faith and in his ministry experience and skills. In his last year of college, God called him into the ministry, and after graduating in 1974, Steve joined the ministry of CRU, and worked four years at the University of Tennessee. Sensing God’s leading into the pastorate, Steve then went to seminary and upon graduation, went into the pastorate. Steve has been a pastor of a new church, executive pastor and senior pastor of three other churches in California and New Hampshire.
Steve met his wife, Nancy, in college. Nancy did not grow up in a Christian home but was led to Christ by a CRU member in her freshman year in college. Steve met Nancy through her brother who also attended Stanford.
After leading teams from his churches and making a dozen short-term trips to Mexico, God put on Steve’s heart to serve in Mexico and utilize his 45 years of ministry experience to serve pastors and churches in Mexico.
Steve and Nancy were married in 1976, after Steve was on CRU staff for two years. Nancy joined the CRU staff also and served for two years before Steve went to seminary.
Steve and Nancy have four daughters, three of whom are married: Megan, Brianne, Holly, and Caitlin. They also are the joyful grandparents of six.
Steve graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1974. He then completed his MDiv from Denver Seminary in 1981. Steve keeps adding to his learning by reading and attending seminars and conferences.