Steven Young is pastor of The Cross Baptist Church in Tyler. Get to know his background and how you can be praying for his church during Pastor Appreciation Month.
Q: When and how did God call you to be a pastor?
A: I knew that God called me to be a pastor right before I turned 20 years old. From my preteen years through my teenage years, I served in ministry through music as a gospel singer and church musician. Once I entered college, I had a chance to lead a college gospel choir that grew to more than 100 voices. Through these experiences, I had a chance to see the impact of God's word and loving on flawed people.
Q: What is one exciting thing God is doing in and/or through your church right now?
A: Our church is transitioning to being more in tune with worship, and understanding the blessing of corporate worship.
Q: How can people pray for your church?
A: Pray that we stay committed to doing the work of ministry while being loving, connected, and committed to teaching, preaching, and reaching others.