About Steve

I was born in Columbia, Louisiana, but grew up in Lafayette. I have a B.A. in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as a M. Div. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Greek/New Testament from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

I became pastor of First Baptist Lafayette on June 19, 2005. Prior to that I served as pastor of churches in Natalbany, Livingston, and New Iberia, Louisiana for 13 years. I have served in numerous denominational positions and been involved in community service through the Rotary Clubs and on the Board of Directors for both ARC of Iberia and A Pregnancy Center and Clinic.

I believe that the role of the pastor is defined by Ezra 7:10 and Ephesians 4:11-13. Ezra devoted himself to study, to observe the Word of God, and then to teach God’s law to others. The Ephesians passage instructs us that God appointed pastor-teachers to teach God’s Word in such a way as to prepare the rest of the body for works of ministry until everybody reaches the fullness of Christ. I consider my greatest priority as pastor to preach God’s Word, and I take seriously the instructions given in 1 Timothy 4 “to take pains” with the task of preaching.

10 thoughts on “About Steve

  1. Thank you Steve for the series on prayer! It had a profound impact on us as a family, and me personally. What a wonderful experience it has been to share in this journey.

  2. Read your request for prayers for Pastor Brad from TX. Didn’t know you had this sight, sure it will be a blessing to me!

  3. Steve you have been there at every turn in the road for me and my family for quite some time, your infinite words, your Godly opinions, and overall great advice. I’m certainly proud to call you my pastor, you’ve touched so many lives, and I’m sure there will be many more!

    Thanks Chad

  4. Dear Steve,

    Thank you for officiating at both my Mom’s (2012) and my Dad’s (2016) funerals. Since I don’t live in Lafayette, it could’ve been challenging to find somebody to officiate at the services. You humbly served our family during very stressful times. At each service, your message was so very comforting to me. Thank you so very much! May God richly bless your ministry! We look forward to worshipping at First Baptist again when we are back in Lafayette. Geaux Tigers!!

  5. Dear Steve,
    On behalf of Johnny and myself, I want to thank you for your leadership at FBC for the past ten years. You are wise beyond your years, and God has blessed you with a talent to lead and eloquently preach his word. I come away blessed each time I hear a message. Thank you for your vision for our church and God’s people. We love you in spite of you dedication to LSU and Lafayette High!!????????

  6. Dear Steve,
    On behalf of Johnny and myself, I want to thank you for your leadership at FBC for the past ten years. You are wise beyond your years, and God has blessed you with a talent to lead and eloquently preach his word. I come away blessed each time I hear a message. Thank you for your vision for our church and God’s people. We love you in spite of you dedication to LSU and Lafayette High!!????????

  7. Thanks Steve, your approval meter just went up, with me and a lot of people. If you need help, Please call on me. John Gault

  8. Looking forward to getting to hear from Br Steve again moved to Ar 7 yrs ago from Lafayette it will be a blessing to read his wisdom spoken again
    Juanita

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