Born and raised in Los Angeles, Steve graduated from Long Beach State (M.A.) and both Becky and he graduated from Southern California College (now Vanguard University). We were married in 1974 and have 2 married daughters. We pastored exclusively in SoCal, serving Grace Assembly in Los Angeles for the last 11 ½ years of our pastoral ministry. As Presbyter of the Los Angeles section of the SoCal AG from 1998 -2003, Steve was a member of the Urban Task Force and co-worker with the Field Director for Urban ministries. Commissioned as an A.G.U.S.M Candidate Missionary in September of 2003, we left pastoral ministry in January of 2004. From that point until we completed itineration in June of 2006, we split our time between the rigors of itineration and the ministry of church planting and what we now call reinvention in the L.A. basin. Since receiving appointment as U.S. Missionaries by Assemblies of God U.S. Missions in September ‘03, we have dedicated ourselves to the vision of “Planting and Reinventing Churches Reaching 16 Million Lost People in SoCal”.