Steve Southard's Biography

After growing up in a Christ-centered home, Steve felt a call into ministry while in high school.  This call took him to Anderson University,  where, through a series of events he met and married the beautiful Erin (Wiens) Southards.  Their twelve-plus years together have been a journey of discovering God’s gifting and passion in their lives, specifically as it relates to the local church and reaching those far from God.  Steve is passionate about leading people to experience life in Christ and helping people live out their God-given potential, believing the local church is the expression of Jesus to its community.  Having served as a youth pastor and Campus Pastor at a multi-site church, Steve is now Lead Pastor at Salem Church of God in Dayton, Ohio.   Their four kids (Payton- 8, Colton -6, Presley -4, and Stetson- 3) bring joy and chaos to their home.  In between wrestling matches with the kids, Steve enjoys hunting and eating KC BBQ. 

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