Steve Doles first served as pulpit guest in October 2009. He became part-time pastor in May 2010, and was installed as pastor in March 2011.
In addition, he served as the Executive Director of Pray Lubbock, from 1999 - 2011. He previously served seven years as youth and Christian education pastor at First Christian, Lubbock, and for four years before that, he was the Associate Pastor at First Christian in Greensburg, Indiana.
Steve is a graduate of Taylor University, Upland, Indiana and has earned Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts degrees from Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati Ohio, with one year of his masters-level work completed at the Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, in the spring of 2002.
Steve and his wife, Joy, have been married since 1980 and have lived in Lubbock since 1991. Three of their five children, Jaquan, Travon and BayLynn, live at home. Their older children are married: Tony and Simone live in Odessa, TX; Stepheni, Anthony and Kailyn live in Lubbock.