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Dr. Steve Smith

Dr. Steve Smith

Founder, Church Equippers Ministries

Steve’s passion is to help hurting pastors and churches by guiding them toward transformation through a deepening intimate relationship with God. He speaks and writes candidly about his own transformational journey. For those Christians familiar with the transformation process in their own lives, he gives a language by which to explain that experience for the benefit of others.

Although he teaches spiritual intimacy with God, Steve does not style himself as a mystic. He’s a biblical “nuts and bolts” kind of guy. His conversational, down-to-earth style of speaking and writing makes his concepts accessible to anyone no matter their level of education or experience.

Steve is also dedicated to strategic church planting and has been involved in church planting movements with Converge Worldwide for over 25 years. For 20 years he pastored churches in Wisconsin and Florida. He is a strategic thinker, a relational networker, a mentor and coach to pastors and young leaders. He is currently creating materials and training coaches and church leaders in church renewal, ministry systems building, and transformational discipleship.

Born in Virginia, Steve is an extensive reader and has wide interests, including travel, trivia, history, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Sudoku. Married for 42 years to his wife, Shirley, they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Their home base is in central Florida.

Unfinished Business Seminar

Start the Spiritual Transformation process at your church with this seminar which serves as an introduction to Transformational Discipleship.

To schedule this seminar at your church, please fill out the form to the right.

Church Systems Basic Training

Get an introduction to Church Systems and learn how you can use them to increase your church’s capacity.

To schedule this training, please fill out the form to the right.


Dr. Steve Smith trains on Transformational Discipleship and Church Systems at a number of seminars, conferences, and network events throughout the year. To request training at your event, please fill out the form to the right.

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