Steve and Debbie were raised in southern Illinois and came to Christ during their teen years, Debbie in an independent Christian Church and Steve in a Presbyterian Church. After marriage, they felt His leading to serve in the Christian Church for several years. Eventually, God led them to a Southern Baptist Church where they further grew in the Lord.
Moving to southern Indiana in 2005, provided them with further opportunities to grow and serve. With one more transfer with Steve’s job, they moved to Princeton in 2013, serving Him at First Baptist Church.
They were impressed with the spiritual maturity of the Church leadership and appreciated the biblical teaching from the pulpit, both of which continue to this day.
Their two grown daughters and spouses are pursuing careers in Arkansas and Oklahoma.