...That Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead. I Corinthians 15:1-8 … That the Bible is the inspired word of God, truthful and useful in living out the Christian life. 2 Timothy 3:16 … That every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 … That forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. John 3:16 … That those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized by immersion into Him. Romans 10:9 and Acts 2:38 … That the church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to save the lost and edify the saved. Ephesians 4:1-16 … That Jesus Christ will one day return to resurrect those that have faithfully lived for Him. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
St. Louis Christian College was his pick. After that first year, he wrestled with his desire to be a lawyer but gave God first dibs. The Lord opened the door to preach early in his Sophomore year when Chancellor Luke Perrine told him a church had called and asked for him personally. Steve decided it was more a call of God, than just a church’s request and started preaching at least twice a week in early September of 1978 due to The Lord’s grace, has not stopped. In Steve’s words, he started preaching “without class” since he only had Biblical studies at that time. On top of it all, he and Julie started dating that very first Sunday and haven’t stopped since…with churches in IL, IN, and now GA!
You can reach Steve at steve@branchesofChrist.com on Mondays or Wednesdays thru Fridays.