Pastor Steve

Associate Pastor of Missions

Steve is the associate pastor of Missions and helps a team of missions minded individuals bring the prayer, ministry, and personal needs of the missionaries that we support and pray for before the church.


Pastor Steve became a member in 1975 when his family moved to Salem in time for him to enter 6th grade. When he was young, his mom was a teacher and his dad was a traveling child evangelist.  His parents taught him about his need of a Savior, so at 4 years old he responded in faith to Jesus and was saved.  He was baptized at 8 years old.

He met Mendi at college and they were married in 1987.  They have served at Faith Baptist in one capacity or another ever since.

In 2006 they had raised all of their support to take their family of 7 to Brasil as missionaries.  They spent the better part of 10 years in Brasil until they sensed the Lord leading them back to the US.  In 2016 they returned to the states and Steve joined the pastoral team as a lay pastor of missions.  

Steve and Mendi have 5 grown children, a daughter-in-love, a son-in-love, and 4 grand kids.  They all live in Salem.