Steve was just 13 years old when he saw a man at a carnival juggling. It was that day that he decided he wanted to become a juggler. Through his high school years Steve became a street performer and juggled for the merchant association of a local shopping mall in St. Louis, MO.
It was there that he learned to juggle and tell stories at the same time. Little did he know the impact this experience would have on his future. In 1984 while attending the University of Tulsa, Steve was asked to share a devotional for one of the campus ministries. He was asked to tell the story of the Prodigal Son in a creative way, where college students wouldn’t be bored. Steve juggled the story of the Prodigal Son.
The message was very well received. That night several members of the University of Tulsa football team were in attendance. They asked Steve to join them and share his juggling story at several high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes groups.
Thus “Juggling for Jesus” came into being. The following summer God opened the doors for Steve to develop and expand his juggling ministry. The St Louis Post Dispatch got word of Steve’s ministry and ran an article about him that was featured on the front page. That summer Steve had the opportunity to juggle for over 75 groups in 3 different states.
After college, Steve continued his juggling ministry in combination with working on staff as a college minister. In 1989, Steve headed to Asbury Theological Seminary where he would receive his Masters of Divinity degree. While in seminary world of his juggling ministry again spread.
Steve juggled at over 300 events in his 3 years at seminary. After seminary, Steve moved to Lubbock, TX, where he again served as a college minister. In January of 2002 Steve responded to God’s leading and started traveling full time with his juggling ministry.
He still lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Kim and his children Aaron, Faith and David.