Steve Craig

My blogs

Blogs I follow

About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Presbyterian Minister
Location West Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Life for me began in seminary - literally. I was conceived at Princeton Seminary by my newlywed parents. My dad's first pastoral call brought us to So. California where he has served for more than 40 years with mom as his partner. The San Fernando Valley was home before attending college at UC San Diego. There I studied English & American Lit., Classical Studies,and competed on the intercollegiate rowing team before graduating in 1980. I came full circle when I received my Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary in 1988; and went on to receive my doctoral degree from Fuller Seminary in 2001 with a focus on Christian discipleship. In 1995 I married my beautiful wife Lisa, a Marriage & Family Therapist who shares an office in West LA with her colleague Cathy Rader. I'm proud to say that I'm an insulin dependent diabetic of more than 20 years, in good health thanks to God, my wife, lots of hard work, and a great doctor, Neil Goldberg. My brother Scott is also a pastor who presently resides in Rapid City, South Dakota. I am privileged to be the senior pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church in West LA. Lisa and I have two wonderful daughters.
Interests Spending time with my wife and two daughters, weightlifting, rowing, running, hiking, theology, and science.
Favorite Movies The Wizard of Oz, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Star Wars, The Blues Brothers, Nacho Libre, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Lars and the Real Girl, Amazing Grace, The Help
Favorite Music Rock, to Jazz, to Country, to Classical...I like it all!
Favorite Books The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity (Lewis), Can Man Live Without God? (Zacharias), Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne), Macbeth (Shakespeare), The Brother's Karamazov (Dostoevsky), The Cost of Discipleship, Life Together (Bonhoeffer), The Spirit of the Disciplines (Dallas Willard).