With the conviction that the local church is the hope of the world, Steve planted Crossway in 2007 with 50 core members. Steve was ordained in 1999 in the Presbyterian Church and is a graduate of the Talbot School of Theology (M. Div.) and UC Riverside. In 2008, Steve was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Ebenezer Theological Seminary (Kerala, India) for his partnership to that ministry. Steve also serves on the board of ITS (International Theological Seminary) and JAMA (Jesus Awakening Movement in America). Steve and his wife Sharon have two daughters, Carissa and Ashley.