Steve Horn was born in Columbia, Louisiana, but grew up in Lafayette and became pastor of First Baptist Lafayette on June 19, 2005. He has a B.A. in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as an M. Div. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Greek/New Testament from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously he pastored churches in Natalbany, Livingston, and New Iberia, Louisiana for 13 years. He has served as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention and currently serves on the boards of Louisiana College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.