Steven R. Fultz
Pastor Steve grew up in rural Preble County, Ohio, and graduated from Preble Shawnee High School. After 20 years in rotogravure printing, he was called into the ministry and earned
a BS in Biblical Studies at Cincinnati Christian University, followed by graduation from the UMC Course of Study at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio,
Steve became a licensed pastor in Ohio in 2003, and his ministry experience includes "Sanctuary" Music founder, Compassion International Area Coordinator, Eastside Vineyard
worship leader, WAKW Youth Emphasis Project board member, Franklin Chapel intern, Cincinnati Billy Graham Mission counselor, Franklin Chapel worship leader/elder/shepherd, and 14 years as associate pastor at Bethel UMC.
One of Steve’s main interests is Compassion International, a Christian child sponsorship organization that provided opportunities to attend national conferences throughout the United States and travel to missions outside the country. In his spare time, he is an avid reader and guitar player, and he also enjoys participating in a men's target shooting group.
He and his wife, Dona, have been married since 1976, with three adult children, Mindy, Billy, and Stefanie, and three grandchildren, Kendal, Kyra, and Johnny. In addition, they have
eight international children, seven through child sponsorships and one through a German exchange program, and three international grandchildren. Dona, a former court reporter and retired realtor, also holds a BS in Biblical Studies and supports Steve's ministry through participation in music, counseling, outreach, evangelism, and church events.