Toroweap, Grand Canyon, March, 2012
Biographical Sketch: Steven J. Cole
Since May, 1992, I've been the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship, Flagstaff, Arizona. From 1977-1992 I pastored Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976) and California State University, Long Beach (B.A., philosophy, 1968 [back in the middle ages!]).
I enjoy writing and have had articles published in many different publications. The writers who have most impacted my life have been John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, J. C. Ryle, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Jonathan Edwards. I also greatly enjoy reading biographies of the great heroes of the faith (all of the above, plus many others).
Since March 23, 1974, I have been a happy man. That's the day I married Marla. We have a daughter, Christa, married to Shane, who works in computer systems. They live in Chino Valley, Arizona. They are the parents of Breanna (March 6, 2000), Ethan (June 2, 2003), Nolan (October 2, 2005), Carina (March 29, 2008), Aleah (July 31, 2009), Hannah (April 29, 2011), and Boden (January 10, 2013). Christa home schools the children. Yes, she is a busy woman!
Our daughter, Joy, is married to Jonathan. They graduated from NAU in Flagstaff in May, 2003. They live in Asia. They have two daughters: Sierra Joy (August 31, 2004); and Jubilee Lynn (July 12, 2006). Please pray for them as they work on the language(s) and adapt to a very different culture.
Our son, Daniel, graduated from NAU and is a mechanical engineer at W. L. Gore, Inc. here in Flagstaff. On August 2, 2003, he married Molly, leaving us with an empty nest! Molly graduated from NAU as a nurse (Dec., '05). The Lord has blessed them with Isaac Tenaya (March 18, 2008); and Caleb Cedar (February 21, 2010).
We enjoy God's beautiful outdoors through hiking the many trails around Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon (plus Colorado in the summers). The photo above was taken on a trip to the remote Toroweap area of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in March, 2012.
For a picture of our whole family from November, 2011, click here.
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