Steve was an elementary school teacher in Lubbock for ten years before changing life direction. He opened Agape Funeral Chapel in January 2004.
Steve moved to Lubbock from Minnesota in 1989 after graduating from Crown College with degrees in History and Elementary Education. He went to Amarillo College in 2004 where he went through the funeral directors program.
Coming from a military family Steve moved every two years growing up. He has called Lubbock, Texas his home since 1989. Steve attends Southcrest Baptist Church. He is married and has a grown daughter. They are both proud graduates of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University.