Steve Childers is the founder and president of Pathway Learning (formerly Global Church Advancement) with the mission to help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities. 

He has been a resident professor of practical theology for 22 years at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Orlando, Florida, teaching courses in church planting, church renewal, evangelism, spiritual formation (discipleship), leadership, and missions.

He planted and pastored two churches (urban and suburban). Since then Steve has written church leadership training curriculum and helped train thousands of church leaders from more than 300 denominations representing over 50 countries in 7 languages on 5 continents.

He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary* in St. Louis, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, and Reformed Theological Seminary* in Orlando. Steve has also done doctoral studies in global mission at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Mission. 

Steve and his wife Becky live in Orlando, Florida, have three adult daughters and three grandchildren.

*Steve wrote his masters thesis, under Dr. George Knight at Covenant Seminary, on "An Exegetical Methodology for Expository Preaching and Teaching, " and his doctoral dissertation, under Dr. Roger Nicole at Reformed Seminary, on "Interpreting the Pauline and Puritan Gospel for Christian Growth."

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