Dr. Steve Stanley has been the pastor at Scholls Community Church since 2004. His ministry focuses on preaching and teaching the whole Word of God to equip believers to do the work of ministry. Prior to coming to Scholls, Pastor Steve served as a senior pastor in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he has taught Bible, theology, and biblical languages at both college and seminary levels.

God’s call on Pastor Steve’s life started when he was 10 years old. He accepted Christ as his Savior after a children’s ministry on a Wednesday night. His involvement in ministry began when he was a teenager. He began helping in children’s church, and before long he was learning from the leaders in his church to teach and preach. Although he had scholarship offers from universities, he chose to pursue a career in ministry. Pastor Steve took his training seriously, and he holds several degrees. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in pastoral Studies, a Master of Theology degree, and a Ph.D. in biblical studies.


God was planning for Christmas even before the time of Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45
God, Really
Believing in God is not enough. Mark 12:24-37
Thanksgiving Is Sweet
Gratitude is a necessary expression of maturity. Colossians 2:6, 7
Not Me
It shows you love God when you love the people around you. Luke 10:25-37
Cutting Our Teeth
God uses opposition to further the purposes of His work. Luke 10:1-29
Loss But Not Lost
The point of pain is to point us to Christ. Romans 8
Living Large
The Lord never gives up on what belongs to Him. Matthew 21:33-46
Paper Cuts
Many of Heaven’s biggest feats appear to begin small in our world. Matthew 13:31, 32
Vanity Fairness
God’s justice always supports His grace. Matthew 20:1-16
Credit in Heaven
Credit in Heaven
God’s kingdom offers the fulfillment of a lifetime. Matthew 13:44-46
Cross Purposes
Jesus exemplifies the rarest of all character qualities. Matthew 26; John 16
The King’s Crier
The kingdom of God lives by the word of God. Mark 4:10-20
Ground Work
Humility cultivates a heart receptive to the leading of God. Mark 4:10-20
Seeds of Success
Most people find really good reasons to reject Jesus. Mark 4:1-12
The Real Jesus
God, who knows us best, loves us best. John 3:16
An Amazing Story
An Amazing Story
The faithful are happy to let God be awesome. Matthew 16:21-27
Cross Upside Down
The cross turns the world upside down. 1 Corinthians 1:17-21
Contract with God
Every Christian has a covenant relationship with Christ. Hebrews 8:1-13
Insider Betting
We experience the power of God’s goodness to the extent that we accept the power of God’s greatness. Psalm 25:10-14
Dads practically prove the accountability side of God. Psalm 25
Master of Minions
Moms practically reveal the softer side of God. Psalm 25
Ultimate Bubble Challenge
Faith in Christ rescues us from our bubble to God’s. Colossians 1:24-29
Is Your World Happy?
The longer our perspective, the deeper our happiness. Psalms 1 and 2; Galatians 6:7
Groan Ups
Submission measures the maturity of our faith. Philippians 3:1-3
Fellowship with a Ring
The greatest joy on earth comes from investing in the gospel. Philippians 1:1-7
Cross in the Center
Communion happens at the intersection of equality and community. 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17
Empty Promise
Sometimes the hardest thing to see is the most important thing to believe. John 14, 20
Palms Up
Prayer is the privilege of God’s people to participate in His presence. Acts 2:42
As Good as It Gets
A good marriage grows from trusting submission. Ephesians 5:21
Breaking Good
Followers of Christ take responsibility for following Christ. Acts 2:42
A Graham of Influence
Your community helps define your life. Acts 2:42
Market of Ideas
The point of the apostles’ teaching is to point people toward a relationship with Jesus Christ. Acts 2:42
What’s the Story?
Only by embracing biblical truth will we have anything to offer to the world around us. Acts 2:42
The Connected Life
Relationships are at the heart of the church. Acts 2:42
Word for the Wise
To walk with Jesus is to walk in the ways of wisdom. Colossians 1:28; Matthew 11:19; Proverbs 1:1-7
Hope Springs Eternal
We should follow the heart of God toward the needy. James 1:27; Exodus 22:21-22; 23:1-3; John 14:15-18
I Saw the Rebellion
Following Christ requires unfollowing culture. Acts 5:42, 29, 27-29
Love in Layers
Love takes the fear out of following God. Matthew 1:18-25
Hope Springs Eternal
Our hope rests on the promising presence of God. Luke 2:21-38
Virtuous Mary
Faith in Jesus springs from a humble heart. Luke 1:26-56
Thanksgiving Miracle
Thanksgiving is a miracle. Psalm 100; 2 Corinthians 2:14; 4:15
Finding Y
Loyalty to reason leads to loyalty to Christ. Matthew 16:1-12
We Have Reason to Believe
Reason is the reason we have faith in God’s revelation. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Phoney Peace
Experiencing God’s peace depends partly on us. Philippians 4:8, 9
Worry Warts
PRAYER has the power to produce PEACE in the midst of problems. Philippians 4:6, 7
A Square Peg
Joy in the Lord should make us less and less grouchy with people. Philippians 4:5
Your Brother Is a Keeper
Our joy in the Lord enables joy within the church. Philippians 4:1-4
Tryin’ to Matter
The one thing I need most to be happy is to seek happiness in the lordship of the Lord. Philippians 4:4
The Old Covenant was anchored in tradition; the New Covenant is anchored in transformation. 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Close, but no Corona
As sheep we can thrive because our Shepherd is good. John 10:10-15
Doorway to Heaven
Every believer in Jesus Christ can have extraordinary life. John 10:7-10
Reality Bank
Healthy self-esteem starts with trusting God. Romans 12:3
A World of Wishful Thinking
The will of God works for now and eternity. Romans 12:2
Join the Side You’re On
True worship aligns our life with the will of God. Romans 12:2
What Are You Thinking?
True worship aligns our thinking with God. Romans 12:2
Wisdom for Fathers and Families
Wise sons imitate wise fathers. Proverbs 4
Losing Your Cool
True worship aligns our thinking with God. Romans 12:2
Present in Christ
Communion is a call to sacrifice. Romans 12:1
What’s in Your Wallet?
What’s in Your Wallet?
Satisfaction with God only comes through serving God. Romans 12:1
Don’t Be Afraid to Fear
Don’t Be Afraid to Fear
Being a mom requires the highest respect. Leviticus 19:1-3
Prevent Truth Decay
Prevent Truth Decay
Christian worship requires inner conformity to eternal realities. John 4:20-24
Worship Context
Christian worship requires inner conformity to eternal realities. John 4:20-24
Here’s Your Sign
Submission to Christ is a sure sign of saving faith. Philippians 3:1-3
Know News Is Good News
Everything special about Christ is proven by His resurrection. John 11:20-27
Food for Thought
Loving is living according to God’s reality. John 1:14
Privileged Beggars
We have the privilege of representing God to the world. 2 Corinthians 5:20, 21
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