Steve grew up in a home where attending church was not a priority. After his parent’s divorce when he was 14, Steve started working at a restaurant to help his mom keep their house. Steve remembers many people sharing Christ with him at the diner, but it wasn’t until he was 17 that he gave his life to Christ, while attending church after being invited by a friend. While finishing up an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management (to run a hotel in Atlantic City), he sensed a call to ministry while co-leading the high school youth group of their small church.

He transferred to Liberty University where he met his wife, Cheri, and graduated with a B.S in Pastoral Ministries and a Masters in Religious Education. Steve (& Cheri) have served in ministry specializing in Christian Education & Adult ministries for 34 years including Hydewood Park Baptist Church in North Plainfield, NJ (near New York City) for 7 years, Medinah Baptist Church outside of Chicago for 9 years, Hope Church in Mason, OH (near Cincinnati) for 10 years, and Centreville Baptist Church in Centreville, VA (near Washington DC) for 7 years, before joining the Highpoint staff in October of 2019.

Steve and Cheri have been married for 37 years and they have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren: Jen & (Ronnie) have Royce, Reagan & Rylan, Katie & (James) have Scarlett & Sydney, and our youngest, Tom & (Rachel).