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About Uncle Steve

Uncle Steve is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor with a passion for children's ministries. He is currently pastoring the Beatrice, Fairbury and Falls City Churches in Nebraska. During the summertime he keeps busy with a number of children's ministries in Adventist churches around the state.

Background:


Uncle Steve first got involved in children's ministry at the age of 14 when his family was involved in planting the East Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Church in Edgewood, NM. He volunteered to teach the kid's Sabbath School class on their grand opening Sabbath and loved it so much that he became the main children's Sabbath School teacher. As the church grew and needed to add more Sabbath School divisions for the kids, he was the one who started many of the new classes. It was at this church that some kids gave him the name "Uncle Steve", and the name stuck.

Radio also had a large impact in Steve's life. While still a teenager, he served as an announcer, Production Manager, and Studio Engineer at KSVA, an Adventist radio station in Albuquerque, NM. He also worked with the local Adventist elementary school to produce radio advertisements using children as actors. Working in radio enabled him to gain the skills in audio production and editing that are used his story CDs.

Later, Steve served as Bible Worker for the Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church for a year and a half, during which time he focused on kid's ministry in Sabbath School and the church school. In 2004 he was called by the Kansas-Nebraska Conference to his first pastorate in Valentine and Springview, NE, where he was also able to minister to about 70 kids (grades K-8) from many different denominations through a multi-church children's ministry called LOGOS. During his time in Valentine, Steve also served on the board of the North Central Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Project which oversees the Heart City Child Advocacy Center and the Great Plains Prevention System (long term child abuse prevention planning) among other things. Pastor Steve and his wife Heather moved to their current district in Southeastern Nebraska in April of 2008.