Steve was born Oct. 21, 1960 in Royal Oak, Michigan. His parents worked for the Michigan Central Railroad and lived in a modest home in Livonia, Mich. In 1972, Steve and his mother moved to Chadds-Ford, PA and Steve graduated from Unionville High School in 1978. He earned a B.S. in Economics from West Chester University in 1982. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned and trained as a pilot in 1983-84. He married his college sweetheart Megan, in July of 1984 and they began a life together that to date, has included eight children and 15 moves. Steve was deployed three times in four years flying the P3 Orion. Steve left active duty in 1991 and was hired by American Airlines the same year. He currently flies the Boeing 777 out of JFK Airport normally flying routes that take him to Europe and beyond. His total flight time is well over 12,000 hours.
During the late 90’s, Steve started his graduate education at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in Lansdale PA. He was awarded a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries in 2007. Steve earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2011 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His dissertation topic was the role of parents in the character development of children.
In July of 2000, Steve, Megan, and the family, moved to Georgetown, Maine where Steve founded Cornerstone Baptist Church. The church has grown over the years and current attendance tops 225 per Sunday service. Steve remained active in the Navy Reserve. In 2001, Steve was asked to design and teach a course in Navy Core Values. The course has found broad acceptance and Steve is a highly sought after trainer and motivational speaker. More than 10,000 service members have attended his Core Values seminars, since it’s inception in early 2002.
Steve and Megan are instrumental in the lives of young parents. They have developed a parenting course entitled Parenting Matters; The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent. They travel extensively, teaching weekend parenting seminars. Steve recently adapted and taught his Navy Core Values training to the entire student body and faculty of Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL. He is also the author of several books and studies.
Steve and Megan have been guests on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson and The Glenn Beck TV program showcasing their Nine Practice of The Proactive Parent. In his spare time, Steve sleeps, watches the Red Sox, and drives his children to sports practice, all while attending weekly meetings of Overachiever’s Anonymous.
In 2012 Steve retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy. He is currently a First Officer for American Airlines. He recently retired as Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Topsham, ME. to become the President of Characterhealth Corporation; a non-profit conference ministry aimed at equipping parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders.