Steve Rice has served as Team Leader of the Church Consulting & Revitalization Team since 2012. Before coming to the Kentucky Baptist Convention, he served as Senior Pastor of four Kentucky Baptist churches. Steve is a graduate of Morehead State University (B.A.), Luther Rice Seminary (M.Div.), and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Steve is married to Laura Thornton Rice. They have three children and four grandchildren. Steve has a passion for the local church and has led the churches he pastored to experience significant levels of revitalization. Steve runs almost every day and has completed marathons and ultra-marathons including the historic Boston Marathon. Steve authors a church-oriented blog (stephencraigrice.com) where he writes about church revitalization, church health, discipleship, and other church-related subjects. Steve leads the national SBC Church Revitalization Network that he co-founded in 2013.
How Steve helps churches:
Steve helps churches by serving as a Team Leader. The Team Leaders meet regularly with Executive Director, Dr. Todd Gray to help shape the direction and ministries of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He serves as a consultant and manages a team of field-oriented church consultants. He gives personal leadership to the KBC Conflict Ministries, the Equip Tour, the Shepherding event, Church Security matters, and the Calling Out the Called Initiative. He has be asked to serve as an Interim Pastor of several KBC churches during a time of transition. You can reach Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.