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.