Steve graduated from Tabor College in 1976 with a BA in Business Administration. Following graduation, he worked for Southwestern Bell in Texas for two years before joining the family business, Enid Christian Bookstore. After 34 years of successful retail business, Steve and his wife, Lori, recently sold their business. They have a son, Ben, who works for Factor in Oklahoma City. Steve and Lori reside in Enid, Oklahoma.