Pastor Steve Roy
Steve Roy was born on July 12, 1954 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. He accepted Jesus Christ as his own personal
Savior on December 20, 1970 at a home Bible Study in Edina, Minnesota.
Pastor Roy graduated from Edina High School on June, 1972. In May of
1975 Pastor Roy was baptized at Lake Laqunita on the campus of Stanford
University, Palo Alto, California. He attended Stanford University at Palo
Alto, California and graduated in June, 1976 with a BA in Economics.
Pastor Roy married Susan Albright on June 12, 1977. They had three children. Andrew was born on May 13, 1980 in Massachusetts. Beth was born March, 1983 in Minnesota and Lydia was born June 22, 1987 in Cameroon, West Africa.
During this time Pastor Roy attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts and graduated in May, 1981 with a M.Div. in May 1981. He was ordained on November, 1984 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Pastor Steve Roy and his family arrived at Temple on July 24, 1988 to take on the job of Senior Pastor. He came from Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he had the position of Associate Pastor. One of their prior commitments before taking on a pastorate, was serving as a short term missionaries for the Baptist General Conference in Cameroon, Africa at the seminary. Pastor Roy and family resigned the pastorate at Temple in 1995. Pastor Roy then attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and graduated in May 2001.
The following is a personal account of a brief history of Pastor Roy's life.
"I was raised in a suburb of Minneapolis in a wonderful family consisting of my parents, my three sisters and myself. I was raised in the Roman Catholic church and came to personal faith in Christ as a junior in high school through a Bible study taught by the choir director at our church. I went to Stanford University and majored in Economics, but my great love in college was our Christian fellowship and the ministry God gave me on campus. Through my interest in the public policy side of economics. I spent two summers in Washington, D.C., one working as and intern in the U.S. Senate and the other working with a ministry to college interns in D.C. It was during that second summer that I met Susan and we were married on June 12, 1977. After graduating from Stanford, I spent two years in a work/study program at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California before going to seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, I graduated with a M.Div. degree from GCTS in May of 1981. We moved back to the Twin Cities where I served for two years on staff with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship at the U. of M. and local community colleges. During that time, we started attending Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. A position on the staff of that church opened up in the fall of 1983 and I became Associate Pastor for Adult Ministries at Bethlehem. where I served from 1983-1987. While we were at Bethlehem, the church gave us a leave of absence to serve for a year as short term missionaries with the GBC Board of World Missions. I taught Bible and Theology for a year at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary during the 1986-87 academic year. When we returned, we stayed at Bethlehem for a year before moving to Portland in July of 1988 to become senior pastor at Temple Baptist Church. I served as Temple's senior pastor for seven years, from 1988-1995. When we left Temple I enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, studying systematic teleology. After completing my coursework and comprehensive exams and beginning to write my dissertation. a temporary position opened up on the faculty of TEDS. I taught for three years in the systematic theology department at TEDS while finishing my dissertation. Following my graduation this past May, I shifted departments and am currently serving as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at TEDS."
Dr. Roy's favorite Bible
"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to God be the glory forever! Amen!" Romans 11:36 NIV
(For everything comes from Him; everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory.) NLT