Pastor Steve Hughes has served as a pastor, missionary, and minister to postChristian young adults in California, the Northwest, and Colorado. As an adjunct instructor, he has taught seminary and undergraduate courses in postChristian ministry and has a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Christian Education. Steve has varied life experiences as a public school teacher, an EMT, a professional wilderness guide, Manager of a Ronald McDonald House, and managing volunteers for a rape crisis center, a program for homeless teenagers and for the Foundation for Private Enterprise Education. Pastor Steve lives near Mount Rainier National Park where he volunteers as wilderness patrol ranger and leads a small group at his church. He and his wife enjoy being close to their two sons, daughter-in-law and grandson who live in Portland, Oregon.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I volunteer as a wilderness patrol ranger at Mount Rainier. It's a great way to stay connected to God's creation and serve the visitors in the park. I enjoy cycling, leading a church small group and hanging out with my young grandson!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I began paraphrasing Jesus stories from the Bible years ago. It's always a great learning experience to write them out and then repeat them verbally later with a friend.
God Talks is a guide to share the message of Christ to the unchurched and dechurched. A “God Talk” uses a relational and discussion oriented process. The book helps to understand our postChristian culture. Topics include formatting a God Talk, not using “Christianese”, creating a verbal Jesus Story and responding to a friend’s beliefs. Small group questions are provided. Workshop information.