After a stellar high school career in Ada, OH Steve was offered scholarships to play elsewhere but his hearts desire was ministry first and then sports. He chose Grace Bible College. He joined a GBC team that had gone 2-42 the previous two seasons. He brought more than talent to Grace. He brought a work ethic and competitve spirit and led by example. In his second year, the Tigers had their first winning season in 10 years. In 1977 the Tigers were 17-3 and is still the record for season win perentage. His overall four year record was 51-26.
Steve was team MVP all four years he played. Arguably one of the best pure shooters in school history, he had a personal best 43 points in a single game that is second all time in that category. In that game he was 18-20 from the field and 7 for 7 from the line. In 1977 Steve was asked to participate in the Sports Ambassador Team where he traveled to the Phillipines. He was also selected as the Grace Invitational MVP four straight years. He was also selected to seven other all tournament teams.
Steve ranks 5th on the all time scoring list with 1,469 points and had a 20.5 scoring average. He is 3rd on the all time free throws made list with 412 and is 6th all time in field goals made with 567.
Married to Stacey Marshall and father of two children, Steve and Stacey served for nine years in the Grace Bible Church in Port Orchard, WA before moving their ministry to Riverside, CA. Currently, Steve is with the with the Department of Corrections in California. He is active in his local church ministry. His daughter is a recent graduate of Grace Bible College.