Steve Stroope is pastor at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas, which has grown from an attendance of 53 at its inception to more than 12,000 each week meeting at nine campuses. Steve also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Leadership Network in Dallas.

Steve graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, with a B.A. in Psychology, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Hardin Simmons and received the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Pastor Steve has a passion for seeing the Gospel presented to unchurched people in a culturally relevant style without compromising its truth. He also believes one of the keys to an effective church is keeping a balance between evangelism and discipleship and is a strong supporter of the small-group ministry.

He has three grandsons and two granddaughters.