“Ministry has been a kind of family business where each of us have had to wear multiple hats as the six of us have ministered together.”
Steve Campbell (LCC ’80, LCS ’85) was ordained into ministry on October 7, 1979. His passion for ministry began long before that day. One Sunday evening when he was in 4th grade, a wise minister’s wife challenged him to consider full time vocational ministry. Steve earned a BA in Christian Ministries (‘80) and an MA in Contemporary Theology (‘85). Steve is currently working on his D.Min in Church and Parachurch Leadership at LCU. He has served ministries in Illinois, Indiana, New York, and North Carolina. He has also been part of a full time Christian Music ministry in 1981. He is currently ministering at SummitView Christian Church in Hoffman Estates, IL where he serves as Sr. Minister. Steve and his wife, Terrie have been married 30 years and have 4 children—Allison Means (LCU ‘10), Becky (LCU ‘08-‘11), Dan (LCS ’03-’04), and Claire.
In 36 years of ministry, Steve has served mostly in smaller churches that were facing difficulties. He has brought his tough minded tenacity to difficult circumstances to help shepherd congregations to serve and glorify God. The road has had its ups and downs. Finances have been tight through most of his years in ministry. There have been times when it was necessary to do tentmaking from delivering pizzas, testing houses for Radon, to unloading and installing school furniture. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” states Steve. “Ministry has been a kind of family business where each of us have had to wear multiple hats as the six of us have ministered together.”
Steve has been able to use multiple gifts throughout his ministries. Currently, he and his music partner, Frank Guzzo (Worship Minister at Life Bridge Christian Church, Valparaiso IN), have a music ministry featuring their own original music. They are known as Frank and Steve; their music ranges from Soft and Folk Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, and ballads. If you are interested in having Frank and Steve come and minister with you, please contact Steve at the contact points listed below or message us on Facebook at the Frank and Steve page.
Steve Campbell SummitView Christian Church
1751 Bristol Walk 695 Illinois Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 Hoffman Estates, IL 60169