Steven Gaines lives in Memphis, TN, with his family. He is a minister with Cordova Community Church of Christ. He also is a doctoral student and an instructor at the University of Memphis. He graduated from Abilene Christian University and Harding School of Theology; and his doctoral research is about communication in ministry, especially related to social justice.
With financial partnership from friends throughout the world, his current ministry goal is to glorify God by building up the church and blessing the Memphis area. He pursues that goal through prayer, preaching, teaching, and community outreach, including ministry among people experiencing poverty and homelessness. He enjoys equipping people for ministry.