Pictured: Ben DeLisle, Kelly DeLisle (Pastor Steve’s son and daughter), Tina and Steve DeLisle, Kathy and Bill DeLisle (Pastor Steve’s parents). This picture was taken at Pastor Steve and Tina’s wedding in January 2015.
Photo from Facebook. Photo credit: Michaela Hahn.
Rev. Steve DeLisle was born in Kenya, East Africa to missionary parents. When the family returned to the states, they lived in Nebraska where Steve grew up on a cattle ranch. He graduated from Anderson University in 1987 with a BA in History and minors in Political Science and Drama. He was a Justice on the AU Student Government Court and was Chief Justice during his senior year.
After graduation Steve worked in professional theater, retail sales and customer service. In 1989, he felt God calling him to the ministry and returned to Anderson University. In 1992, Steve graduated from the AU School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree.
Between 1992 and 2007, Steve pastored at Busti Church of God, Jamestown, NY; First Church of God, Hickory, NC; and First Church of God, Eaton, IN. In each state, Steve was very involved in several committees, including the planning committee for and leading several conferences at the North American Convention of the Church of God. From the Fall of 2007 until August 2013, Steve worked for the mission group Heart to Honduras where he served as Ministry Team Coordinator and Sister Church Coordinator.
Steve became pastor at Maple Grove in November 2013. He lives in Muncie, IN with his wife, Tina, and children, Ben and Kelly.