As the leader of The Fellowship, Pastor Steve Holder is a dynamic man of faith who sincerely loves the people of this association. Steve is the Lead Pastor of Bethel Church, Goldsboro, NC where he has witnessed God provide a 300% growth rate since his tenure began in 1998. He is known for his passion in reaching the world, and his love for God and people. Through resourcing, networking, mentoring, and covering, Pastor Steve genuinely believes that our membership can grow, develop, and reach its destiny in mission and ministry. Able to connect with people of all ages and all walks of life, Steve desires to bridge the generations and embrace future emerging leaders. Steve believes that together we can serve the fellowship and be a spirit-empowered community that will advance the Kingdom of God.
Steve began obeying God as a minister at the age of 18 and was ordained into the ministry in 1988. In 1986 Steve and Sharon were married and today they have 2 married sons and daughter in laws, Rich and Lauren Holder and Blake and Sarah Holder. Their youngest son is Matthew Holder and He lives in the home. They have 2 grandchildren, Liam Holder who is 15 months old and Mia Holder, 4 months old.
Steve graduated from college in 1988 with a Bachelors of Religious Education and in 2010 graduated with a Masters of Theology degree. Steve served as the FGF Southeast Regional Youth Director from 1989-2005 and the FGF Southeast Regional Vice President from 2005-2014.
Steve is the Lead Pastor of Bethel Church, Goldsboro, NC where he has witnessed God provide a 300% growth rate since his tenure began in 1998. He is known for his passion in reaching the world, and his love for God and people. Steve has a passion to see people come to Jesus and follow Him. He is a spiritual Father to many and He enjoys mentoring and developing leaders. Away from the office, he enjoys hiking, hunting, golfing, tennis and racquetball but his favorite is spending time with family and friends.
Steve’s loves God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength and his life verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"