About Steve

Childers Family Dec 2012

Steve is the founder and President of GCA continuing as Pathway Learning with the mission to educate aspiring church leaders to start, grow, and multiply gospel-centered churches among all nations.

He planted and pastored two churches (urban and suburban). 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 7 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 renewal, evangelism and spiritual formation.

He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, and 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, have three adult daughters and one granddaughter.