Steve was born on August 6, 1967 in San Angelo, Texas. He was raised very strict baptist, and absorbed all the knowlege he could. Despite his medical issues (found in Medical History tab), he was a very outgoing, respectful, normal child. At the age of nine he felt God calling him to be a Pastor, but with being so young it confused him. He was scared to try to encounter such a big step. For seven years he lived his life like a normal child with the same routine everyday. Waking up, going to school, doing sports, attending church, repeat. Except, he had something lingering in the back of his mind that not many children think about. Pastoring.
When he was 16, things in his life began to go downhill. The thought of Pastoring went numb. He put God in the dark recesses of his mind, and brought drugs and alcohol to the forefront. Steve began attending church less and less, and eventually it was just an "occasional thing". Steve met his wife Linda Goode in 1988, and they were married August 18, 1990. Though the couple was in love, they both had gone down the same path. Drugs and alcohol was a significant part of their life. Until 2008, both Steve and Linda felt a heaviness in their heart that only God can relieve, and they knew it.
The more Steve and Linda went to church, the less drugs and alcohol was in their life. Steve ran from his calling to be a Pastor for 39 years. On October 18, 2016, Steve accepted this calling and began Pastoring Covenant Church of Nacogdoches. He is currently a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Alto, Texas. Steve's favorite quote from Paul is "Christ and Him, Crucified" and it is now his motto. Steve's drug and alcohol story is published in Reverse Mentoring Vol. 1 (Zulon Press) By: Dr. Jim Towns. "Christ has completly turned my life around, for the better. For the rest of my life, I will honor His word." says Steve.