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.


Be the Light
Be the Light
Good leaders must lead by example. 1 Timothy 1:12-17
The Truth about the Bible
The Truth about the Bible
Church leaders must use the Bible in good faith. 1 Timothy 1:5-12
The Truth about Love
The Truth about Love
The church’s currency is love, which exists only in the truth. 1 Timothy 1:5, 6
The Price Is Right
The Price Is Right
Truth is central to God’s plan for the church. 1 Timothy 1:3,4
The Man with a Plan
The Man with a Plan
Jesus left His people with people to help them follow His plan. 1 Timothy 1:1, 2
Hope against Hope
Hope against Hope
Hope in eternity enables us to love like there is no tomorrow. 1 Corinthians 13:13
The Last Days
The Last Days
The last days are closer than we think. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Easter: He’s Got This
Easter: He’s Got This
The resurrection of Christ is just the beginning. Revelation 21:1
Oppression Obsession
Oppression Obsession
God limits humanity to bless, not to oppress. Genesis 3:1-7
God-Shaped Vacuum
God-Shaped Vacuum
Human value can only be satisfied by the God of the Bible. Genesis 1:26-28
Reality Chucked
Reality Chucked
God is the real source of all reality and truth. Genesis 1:1-5
Trust Without Borders 4
Trust Without Borders 4
Trusting God is a great testimony of what is true. Hebrews 11:32-40
Trust Without Borders 3
Trust Without Borders 3
Trusting God transforms our view of the temporary. Hebrews 11:17-31
Trust Without Borders 2
Trust Without Borders 2
Trusting God today pays off big now and even bigger in eternity. Hebrews 11:7-16
Trust Without Borders
Trust Without Borders
God has provided something better for us than this. Hebrews 11:1-6
King of All Truth
King of All Truth
Leaving off part of the gospel leaves us with a false gospel. John 18:37; 8:31, 32
Is Nothing Sacred
Is Nothing Sacred
The sacred is what connects us to God. 2 Timothy 2:21
King of the Future
King of the Future
The King will return to make all things right. John 16:5-11
King of the Present
King of the Present
Our King in heaven is at work today on earth. Luke 1:26-38
A Family Shares
A Family Shares
A healthy family shares. Ephesians 3:14-21
The Virtue of Gratitude
The Virtue of Gratitude
Before we can ever be good, we must be grateful. Colossians 2:6, 7
Kingdom Ownership
Kingdom Ownership
Jesus Christ is the true owner of everything we have. Home
Lego My Ego
Lego My Ego
God has chosen to need people. Luke 19:29-40
Please Don't Waffle 2
Please Don’t Waffle 2
Revival and God’s kingdom have the same goal: sharing Christ. Ephesians 6:18-22
Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds
Our place in God’s kingdom defines our role in man’s kingdom. Genesis 1:1; 26, 28; 28:12, 17
God’s Present Sacrifice
God’s Present Sacrifice
Revival depends on the presence of God which depends on the sacrifice of Christ. Isaiah 6:1-8; John 1:14; Hebrews 10:19, 20
House of God
House of God
The power of heaven comes in the presence of God. 1 John 4:4 (1-6)
In Jesus’ Name
In Jesus’ Name
Many physical dangers are rooted in spiritual deceptions. Matthew 6:19, 20; Ephesians 6:10-20
A Humble Proposal
A Humble Proposal
God can use the revival of the church to profoundly improve society. 2 Chronicles 7:14
The Great Grace Giveaway
God never enlightens us purely for our own benefit. Ephesians 3:14-21
Light Therapy
Repentance on our part depends on enlightenment from God. Romans 1:21; Ephesians 1:18
Repaint You Thinner
Revival is the direct result of repentance on our part. Romans 2:4
Why We Need Revival
Why We Need Revival
The work of Christianity is all about redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30
Get Your Pants on!
Get Your Pants on!
True revival requires believers to become seekers of truth. John 16:12-14; 2 Timothy 3:12-17
What Can I Say?
What Can I Say?
Praise expresses gratitude toward God as the highpoint of worship. Psalm 43; Revelation 19:1-5
Driven to Our Knees
A revival of Worship strengthens a revival of the soul. 1 Peter 5:6-11
Truth or Consequences
Truth is the thing that makes faith real. John 1:14
Father Knows Best
Our Heavenly Father is a great role model for earthly fathers. Matthew 6:9-13
Trusting Faith
Faith forms the foundation for revival. Hebrews 11:6
Does America Have a Prayer?
Prayer is meant to put us in mind of the truth. Exodus 20:1-21
Does Revival Have a Prayer?
Does Revival Have a Prayer?
Living in prayer promotes living in the presence of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Re-Open Today
Re-Open Today
Revival requires a response. Revelation 3:20
Home of the Brave
Home of the Brave
Christians must see their government as expressing authority from God. Romans 13:1-7; Acts 5:29
Song Birds and Flowers
Song Birds and Flowers
We can all find peace in the practical provision of God. Matthew 6:25-34
Recipe for Revival 2
Revival requires honesty. John 3:16-18
Recipe for Revival?
Recipe for Revival?
This is a great time to pursue spiritual revival. 2 Peter 1:3-13
Hope Needs Eternal
God accepts things He hates, to accomplish the things He loves. John 21:1-25
The Trustworthy Trust
Believing in Jesus means trusting Jesus to lead. John 20:18-31
A Faith to See Jesus
The Bible offers a life-line to faith in Christ. John 20:31
A Heart to See Jesus
It takes a servant’s heart to really see the heart of Jesus. Mark 10:32-45
Eyes to See Jesus
Jesus will open the eyes of anyone who honestly tries to see Him. Luke 18:31–19:10
Jesus Gives Us a Prayer
Jesus is more than able to relate to any suffering that we might face. Matthew 26:17-47
A King Serves the King
A King Serves the King
The Bible stands firmly against racism. Genesis 1:26, 27; John 3:16
How Can You Enjoy God?
Enjoying Christ touches everything else involved in living a good life. John 15:1-6; 12-17
Stay Focused
Our best vision sees Christ at the center of everything. Colossians 2:1-7
Next Week, Next Year
Our best vision sees Christ at the center of everything. Colossians 2:1-7
God Still Speaks
God speaks to us with the highest level of certainty in the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Mary Counts Two
When our experience with Jesus fits with God’s explanation of Jesus, then we truly know the presence of God. Luke 2:19
Mary Counts
Mary Counts
When our experience with Jesus fits with God’s explanation of Jesus, then we truly know the presence of God. Luke 2:19
Blessings in d’ Skies
Thanksgiving feeds itself. 2 Corinthians 4:15; Psalm 116
Depositing Your Reality Check
You can only really see reality, if you are actually looking for God. Matthew 6:22, 23
The Harder You Work...
The Harder You Work…
We can only put God first by recognizing His ownership of all that we have. Matthew 6:19-24
Better is Best
We can only put God first by investing ourselves in His service. Matthew 25:13-32
God’s First
We can only put God first by making Christ everything. Matthew 6:33 Video before: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-barr-gets-religion-11571094063
God’s Embrace
The resurrection of Christ gives us hope by giving us reason to trust. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Drink It New
The resurrection of Christ gives us hope to believe in Jesus Christ. Luke 22:15-20
What’s the Word?
The Bible is our best bet for deciding what to believe about God. Genesis 1–3 Conclusions
The New Normal
The new normal: In the darkest hour the light of God’s grace shines on the gift of reconciliation. Genesis 3:20-24
The Curse Is the Worst
The curse challenges the deepest motivations of each gender. Genesis 3:14-19
The Bug Is a Feature
The Bug Is a Feature
The curse motivates us to deal with broken trust. Genesis 3:14-19
Relational Solutions
Sin disrupts/destroys relationships. Genesis 3:7-13
Relational Issues
Sin disrupts/destroys relationships. Genesis 3:7-13
Christ Transformation
Presuppositions form the basis of our world view. 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
The Death of a Christian
Dying to ourselves is the only path to living in the life of Christ. Romans 6:6
The Death of a Christian
The Death of a Christian
Dying to ourselves is the only path to living in the life of Christ. Romans 6:6
Fishing for Leaders
Good leadership is a huge blessing to a family. Genesis 3:1-7
Not Alone
Family is foundational to human fulfillment. Genesis 2:18-25
True Church
True church is a rare blessing. John 1:14
Help from Above
Both men and women have an infinitely important place in creation. Genesis 2:18-23
I Don’t See What’s Wrong with That
Humans are incapable of determining right and wrong by themselves. Genesis 2:10-17
God Bless Moms
A redeeming God knows how to turn bitterness into blessing. Ruth 1:1-22; 4:11-17
Clay Pots
Every person is a finite expression of the infinite nature of God. Genesis 2:4-9
New Normal
The resurrection of Jesus was the spark that began God’s new creation. John 20:1-18
Saving Institutions
God always establishes sacred institutions for the blessing of His people. Matthew 21:1-17
Rest of the Sabbath, Part 3
Rest of the Sabbath, Part 3
It is miraculously refreshing to let God be God. Genesis 2:1-3
Rest of the Sabbath, Part 2
The Christian Sabbath sets us apart for blessing in Christ. Genesis 2:1-3
Rest of the Sabbath, Part 1
Rest of the Sabbath, Part 1
The Sabbath Day was the first ritual meant to set God’s people apart for blessing. Genesis 2:1-3
Global Domination
Humans represent God by reflecting His rule on earth. Genesis 1:26-31
Men Are from Mars
Male and Female are both necessary to the image of God. Genesis 1:26, 27
Practicing Christians
The cross is our gateway to reality. 2 Corinthians 3:18
Stubborn Mountains
Faith in God encourages us to be patient with the plan of God. Hebrews 11:13-19, 39, 40
Faith, Hope, and Love
Your changed life should convince you of your changed destiny. Romans 5:1-11
Imago Dei
Every human has infinite value because every human is the image of God. Genesis 1:26-31
Finger Work
It is reasonable to take the creation narrative at its word. Genesis 1:1-25
The First Home Run
There is an eternal, personal Creator God. Genesis 1:1
Both Sides Now
Look both directions. Seek a balanced perspective. Matthew 26:26
The first step away from loneliness is to let God be God. John 14:16-19 Ephesians 5:18-21
Hard to Beat Heart
Christmas is all about the King getting close to His people. 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Fulfilling Faith
Fulfilling Faith
Christmas fulfills God’s promise of faith to Abraham. Genesis 15:6
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
Wise Believers 1
Wise Believers 1
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