Pastor Steve has served as the senior pastor of Westwood since 2010. A graduate of Lee University, he completed both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is completing his PhD at Columbia International University. After ten years in banking and management, he entered pastoral ministry to serve churches in TN, FL, KY, and GA. In addition to serving in ministry to the local church, he serves as the board chair for The Caring Place, is a part-time professor at Lee University and Grand Canyon University, has been a visiting professor at the Kyiv Theological Seminary in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is a hospital chaplain for Tennova Healthcare. He and his wife Cheryl have four adult children, three daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren.