Steve and his wife Rachel have been married for 22 years. They live in Delavan, Illinois with their five children.
From an early age, Steve developed a heart for Africa. While growing up, he lived in Kenya where his father served as a missionary doctor. After graduating from Asbury University, Steve served as a youth and missions pastor in New Jersey from 1999-2004 where he regularly led mission teams to serve around the world. From there the family followed God’s call to plant a church in rural central Illinois.
Eighteen years later, Steve still pastors Crosswalk Fellowship. Crosswalk is a sending church that raises up and releases pioneers and partnerships in many countries. Steve travels a few months out of the year and trains church leaders to multiply disciple makers for the nations. His primary focus is East Africa where he encourages and equips a disciple making way of life through orphan, refugee, and church planting ministries. To learn more about the many Kingdom initiatives the Lord has invited the Waggoners into, please click the button below.