Staff

Senior Pastor

Steve Lucy

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Saved by the grace of God in February, 1993, and called to ministry in the fall of the same year, Pastor Steve left behind the family farm in Fort Payne, Alabama to follow God’s path for him. That path led through a youth internship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Later that path would lead him into full-time youth and music ministries in Alabama and Virginia. In January, 2000, he left to attend Southeastern Bible College in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he served as youth and music minister while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.  There, he met his sweet wife, Dawn, in the fall of 2003. They married in May, 2004, and now have two children, Samuel and Sarah Grace.

While at Southeastern, he recognized God’s preparation and calling to bi-vocational pastoral ministry and served in that role for a short while in Rainsville, Alabama.  God’s leading was back to school to earn a Master’s Degree at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  While there, Steve and Dawn enjoyed serving at Calvary Baptist in Seymour, Indiana.  After Samuel was born in 2008, Steve and Dawn moved back to Alabama with their growing family (Sarah Grace was on the way) to be nearer their aging parents.  They moved to the Gadsden area and served in churches in Attalla and Fort Payne until God opened the door in January, 2016, to serve His congregation at Steele Baptist where they simply feel “at home.”

Pastor Steve serves today bi-vocationally and has a small excavation business while Dawn works as a financial advisor.  They have a heart for missions and have been involved in many mission trips around the country and the world through the years.

 Pastor Steve’s vision for Steele Baptist Church is to see it become the center of the community, being actively involved in ministering to the surrounding community in diverse ways.  Support and involvement in missions, from local to international, is a direction that SBC is moving towards.  Finding new ways to reach the world around us, near and far, with the gospel of Jesus is the heartbeat of Steele Baptist Church.




Worship Pastor

Donnie Redden

Donnie was called to be the Minister of Music of Steele Baptist Church February 1993 and has served in this capacity for the last 27 years.  Before joining the staff in 1993, Donnie launched his music ministry in 1968 and has served in several churches in Etowah County: Siberton Baptist, North Highland and his home church Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.  In 1976, Donnie received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Jacksonville State University.  Donnie also sang with The Gospel Five Quartet for many years with his wife Becky who played the piano for the quartet.  He also loves playing his fiddle.   Donnie has served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for adult bible study for many years as well as other ministries throughout the church at SBC.

Donnie and Becky celebrated fifty years of marriage June 27, 1970 and live in the Chandler Mountain Community.  They have three grown children Chris, Josh and Mary all  who serve the Lord as well in different ministries and churches throughout the area and state.  Chris and his wife Marcella and daughter Anna live in Tuscaloosa.  Mary lives on Chandler Mountain as well and is the Youth, Music & Drama Team Minister at Chandler Mountain Baptist Church.  She has two beautiful daughters Elizabeth and Victoria who attend Ashville City Schools. Josh and his wife Terri also live on Chandler Mountain and serve at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Gadsden, AL where Josh is the Minister of Music.  Their grown son Ethan is a Fireman for both Harpersville and Sylacuaga communities here in Alabama.   Donnie and Becky love the community in which they live and love their family and are proud of all their children and grandchildren’s talents and accomplishments.

Donnie has worked at Siberton Fence since 1971 where he earned his PHD (Post Hole Digging).  Donnie is fun loving and has a great sense of humor.  He also enjoys gardening on his farm and sharing his vegetables with friends and family during the harvest season.  He loves his wife Becky and enjoys serving her through honey do jobs around the house.  

 




Youth Pastor

Scott Stevenson

Scott began in ministry in April 1992 in Irondale, AL.  Scott has a long ministerial career as a youth and music minister where he has served in six churches throughout the state of Alabama.  Scott  was called home to Steele Baptist Church to serve as Youth Pastor in 2019.  Scott's passion is studying and teaching God's word to youth.  Scott attended Southeastern Bible College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.. Scott loves our church, our town and it's people.   One of Scott's greatest desires is to provide young people with the biblical foundation they need to grow in their faith for the rest of their lives.

Scott and his wife Christy have been happily married for 18 years and have three lovely daughters, Kayley, Emma and Maddie.  Scott is bi-vocational and has his own Pest Control business that he and his wife Christy own and operate.

 




Church Secretary

Penny Malesko




Sunday School Director

Jane Bearden

       Jane has a long association with Steele Baptist Church, going back to her preschool years when her dad, Irving Welborn,  was pastor of the church.  Her dad went to other pastorates, and Jane was saved and baptized at 8 years of age while they were at Antioch Baptist Church in Whorton's Bend.  Their family returned to Steele Baptist when her dad became pastor here again in 1960. 
Jane has been married to Charles Bearden for 56 years.  They have two adult children and eight grandchildren.
     Jane has participated in many ministries of our church, including missions, choir, and Church Library.  She has been a teacher in Sunday School and has a love of Bible study.  As Sunday School Director, she has a desire to see every church member involved in personal and group study of God's Word.  She especially wants new believers to build a firm foundation on the truths and teachings found in the Bible.




Children's Director

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine, also known as "Miss" Lorraine, has been a part of SBC for over 64 years, with 31 of those years working in various capacities in our children’s department. 

She became a Christian at the age of nine  and  has a special love for children, music and baking! 

She fondly remembers her days as a child and youth at SBC and all of the love that was poured into her life and into the lives of other children by faithful leaders...SS teachers, VBS teachers, her youth leaders, Lee and Dot Gilliland, summer camps and the list goes on.

She also remembers the wonderful, sweet lady, Mrs. Dot, who lovingly took her under her “motherly wing” and taught her how to “love on children”!

She has been married to Wayne Smith for 45 years and they reside in Steele.

She desires to see children and their families become involved in our church family here at SBC and come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.




 
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