It has been Pastor Steve’s joy to serve as Bethel Church’s senior pastor since 1997. His primary responsibilities are teaching at our weekend services, shepherding the people, leading the staff, serving as an Elder, and providing overall vision for the church.
Steve’s passions include expository preaching, the doctrines of grace, helping the church engage its culture, and the beauty of God. He often speaks in contexts outside Bethel and enjoys traveling as a part of Bethel’s global mission efforts.
In addition to weekends at Bethel, Steve’s teaching ministry can be heard through Bethel’s media ministry The Journey. This program airs on Moody Radio FM Chicago with a half-hour program each Sunday morning at 11:00. A short format can also be heard on Moody radio each weekday morning.
Steve released his first authored book in 2012 entitled Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything.
A graduate of Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Steve’s interests include sports of all kinds, rooting for University of Iowa teams, books, and travel. You are likely to run into him at a golf course near you.
After serving as a single pastor for many years, Steve was married to Jennifer in August of 2012. They rejoiced at the birth of their daughters Kiralee in 2013 and Madeline in 2015. The DeWitts live in Crown Point.