Steve attended Lee University where he met his wife La Don. They served in Pastoral roles on the west coast until 1992 when he decided to further his education in counseling and return to Maryland. Upon returning, he joined the team at Heritage Community Church and focused on Christian Education and Pastoral Care.

He attended Loyola College in Baltimore, graduating in 1998 with a Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. He attained his license to practice Mental Health in Maryland and started the Heritage Pastoral Counseling Center. He received his Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Ashland Theological Seminary and has served as Pastor with Heritage Community Church for nearly three decades. 

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Application Requirements

  • Admission application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • An acknowledgement that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double spaced.