Steve attended the University of Georgia where he played baseball and graduated with a Bachelors of Business of Administration (BBA). He earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Luther Rice Seminary.

Since 2011, Steve has been serving as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Alabaster, Alabama.  He began his vocational ministry serving as a youth pastor for churches in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He served four years as a Minister of Education/Youth at First Baptist Coldwater, MS. Upon completing his doctoral studies, Steve accepted his first pastorate at New Bethany Baptist in Buford, GA and later served as pastor of Carlisle Avenue Baptist in Louisville, KY. For eleven and one-half years, Steve served as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Rome, GA. He strongly supports missions and outreach having participated in prison ministry, Native-American outreach, inner-city projects, high school chaplain, and international mission trips.


He has authored four  books: Surge Beyond Setbacks, Iron 2 Iron, Mountain Moving Faith, and Reigning Grace. Steve has published articles for several LifeWay publications including regular contributions to Proclaim and Pastor’s Extra, an online resource for pastors. He faithfully supports the ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention, state conventions, and local associations.