Steve Horn became pastor of First Baptist Lafayette on June 19, 2005. Steve was born in Columbia, Louisiana, but grew up in Lafayette. He has a B.A. in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as a M. Div. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Greek/New Testament from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Prior to First Baptist Lafayette, Steve served as pastor of churches in Natalbany, Livingston, and New Iberia, Louisiana for 13 years. He has served in numerous denominational positions including two years as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has been actively involved in community service through the Rotary Clubs and on the Board of Directors for both ARC of Iberia and A Pregnancy Center and Clinic. He was honored in the inaugural class of 20 Under 40 Acadiana Leadership Awards.
Steve believes that the role of the pastor is defined by Ezra 7:10 and Ephesians 4:11-13. Ezra devoted himself to study, to observe the Word of God, and then to teach God's law to others. The Ephesians passage instructs us that God appointed pastor-teachers to teach God's Word in such a way as to prepare the rest of the body for works of ministry until everybody reaches the fullness of Christ, He considers his greatest priority as pastor to preach God's Word, and takes seriously the instructions given in 1 Timothy 4 "to take pains" with the task of preaching.
Steve is married and has two sons.