Pastor Steve is a graduate of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN and Emory University, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. He has served in Lawrence and Giles counties before being appointed as Senior Pastor to Matthews Memorial in 2010.

Throughout his ministry, Pastor Steve has had a heart for international and local mission work and has served on 10 international VIM teams to Central and South American countries like Panama, Honduras, Mexico and Costa Rica. He has also served on numerous teams within the United States specifically working disaster recovery.  

When he is not involved with church and community responsibilities, Pastor Steve enjoys spending time with friends and traveling. Because of his love for blue water, sand, and sun, Pastor Steve has visited 15 of the western and eastern Caribbean Islands as well as the Mexican Riviera.