Kenneth grew up to the Northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Edward, was a World War 2 and Korean War veteran. Advanced in years when Kenneth was born, Edward passed away when Kenneth was eight years old. He is thankful to God for his mother, Yoshiko, who is a passionate woman from Okinawa who demonstrates unconditional love and sacrifice. He attended University of Maryland at College Park for undergrad and received his Bachelor's in English and later a Masters degree in Education.
His hopes for Redeemer City Church are that she would make the name of Jesus famous in our city and neighborhoods.
He is inspired by stories of redemption, and seeing the power of God manifested in the lives of people. He is a big time sports fan and loves the Maryland Terrapins! Outside of this, he enjoys watching the Miami Dolphins, playing golf, sight seeing, and spending time with friends.
He currently lives in Washington D.C with his wife Melissa.
Steven was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Steven graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in Political Science. In response to a call to ministry, he spent 4 years at Dallas Seminary where he received a Masters of Theology in Pastoral Ministries and Christian Education.
Along with his wife and several friends they founded Redeemer City Church with the desire that it would be a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church in the heart of Washington, D.C. Their dream was to start a church that loved Jesus deeply and cared for one another as an extended family.
Redeemer City Church was born and commissioned as a church plant of Prestonwood Baptist Church, The Village Church, and Fellowship Associates in partnership with numerous other churches and organizations.
He currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and their four children, Shania, Silas, Sawyer and Stephan. Steven enjoys watching and playing basketball, fantasy football, watching HGTV and good Texas BBQ.