Steve grew up in Edcouch, Texas a small town in the Rio Grande Valley. He is one of nine siblings, raised single handedly by their mother. With her encouragement Steve completed his bachelor’s at Texas A&M Kingsville where he also played football. He later returned to his hometown as a coach and a teacher and planted his first church, born out of his ministry to local youth and their families. In 2010 he married Tina and today they parent Levi, Brook, Samuel, Esther, Hannah and Naomi. Steve loves nothing more than to preach the Gospel. He is in the process of completing his Master’s in Theological Studies through Dallas Baptist University. Steve enjoys football, sports, and spending time with his family.