Jim Steiner was ordained in 1981 and has been in pastoral ministry for over thirty years. He recently celebrated 25 years as the Senior Pastor here at Summit Church. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Humboldt State University as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot Seminary (BIOLA University). Jim has served in his present position as Lead Pastor since 1990. Prior to pastoral ministry, Jim served with the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service as a Park Ranger. He was also involved in campus ministry with the Navigator’s for several years.
Jim has served on a number of boards and has been a consultant and adviser to the Executive Directors of two international mission boards. He is presently a mentor pastor of the Northwest Region of the American Baptist Church as well as a board member locally of Treasure the Valley, Treasure Valley Festivals, and a servant leader of the Treasure Valley Prayer Summit movement.
Jim is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God and living it out in the power of Christ every day. Jim has spoken and taught in a variety of settings both nationally and internationally. Jim has been married to his wife, Judy, for more than thirty years, and they are blessed with three grown sons.
Jim oversees our missions work in Africa.
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