Born in the small town of Dongola, IL in 1960 and growing up in Metropolis, IL, the official hometown of Superman, Pastor Steve has 35 years of worship ministry experience. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Union University, Jackson, TN in 1984. Steve has served Southern Baptist churches in Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois, and for the last 6 years at Liberty Baptist, Fayetteville, Georgia.
He and Senior Pastor Randy Wood utilize a team approach designed to develop a strong church of dynamic, committed Christians. As Dr. Wood models God’s Word through preaching and pastoring, Steve challenges the people of Liberty to experience God in new and fresh ways. By using creative arts, Steve hopes to touch people's lives and emotions with God' grace and to challenge their faith to be the one stable foundation that can bring each individual to abundant life.
Steve has been married to Ginny Kay Martin since 1985. They have three children: Jeremy, who lives and works in Charleston, SC; Jillian, who lives at home; and JennyLynn, who is an Early Childhood Education major at the University of Georgia. Ginny is a gifted soloist and producer. She currently manages Liberty’s True Vine Books and Gifts.