About Steve

Childers Family Dec 2012

Steve Childers is the founder, President and CEO of Global Church Advancement (GCA), a church leadership training organization based in Orlando, Florida whose mission is “to equip leaders to start, grow and multiply Gospel-Centered Churches among all nations.” From the 1970’s to the mid 1990’s he planted and pastored two churches (urban and suburban) in North America. Since then Steve has written church planting, renewal and multiplication training curriculum and has helped train thousands of church leaders from more than 300 denominations representing over 50 countries in 5 languages on 5 continents.

He is also a professor of Practical Theology (since 1995) at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Orlando, Florida, where he teaches missions, church planting, church growth, evangelism and spiritual formation. He has earned masters degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, and a doctorate from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Steve has also done doctoral studies in global mission at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Mission.

Steve and his wife Becky live in Orlando, Florida, and have three adult daughters and one furry son-in-law.