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The Lift Church SUM "cohort," located in Venice, Florida, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the Lift Church SUM cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by Lift Church SUM.

Here is what sets Lift Church SUM apart:


Visionary Leadership


Steve’s goal is to involve everyone in the church in ministry, providing opportunities to serve Jesus Christ through service to others, both in and outside the church. He and his wife, Mary Beth came to Lift Church in May, 2014, having served with The Assemblies of God in Michigan. 

They have two grown children, Brianna. who moved to Venice with them, and Weston, who stayed in Michigan to continue his involvement in worship ministry. In his “spare” time, Steve enjoys the beach, golfing, and movies.  He enjoys vacationing “anywhere tropical.” His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Cohort Advisor

I have an optimistic heart that always looks for the best in people and has a goal to make everyone feel like family when they walk through the doors of Lift Church. I believe that there should be no one that feels left out or unwelcome at church. The verse that has helped shape my ministry and personal life is 1 Corinthians 9:22 "To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."

I started attending Lift Church in 2011 after attending Cincinnati Christian University to pursue his degree in Ministerial Leadership. He received his Associates Degree through our Leadership program with Central Bible College and has recently received his Bachelors in Ministerial Leadership through Southeastern University. He joined our staff on September 6, 2015.



Lift Church
695 Center Rd.
Venice, FL 34285

Phone: (812) 584-5973

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