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 older writers who have most impacted my life have been John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, J. C. Ryle, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Jonathan Edwards. Among more recent writers, I have profited from James Boice, R. C. Sproul, John Piper, and John MacArthur. 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, and have seven (will be eight in November, 2014) children. Christa home schools the children. Yes, she is a busy woman!
Our daughter, Joy, is married to Jonathan. They live in Asia with their two daughters, where they are working on learning two difficult languages and adapting to a very different culture.
Our son, Daniel, is a mechanical engineer at W. L. Gore, Inc. here in Flagstaff. He is married to Molly and they have two sons.
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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