Steve Wood has led youth, campus, evangelistic, prison, and pro-life ministries. He is an honors graduate of Southern California College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Steve was an instructor in Calvary Chapel’s Bible College shortly after its launch. In a large Florida congregation, he also founded a lay institute for biblical studies. Steve served as an Evangelical pastor and church planter for a decade before his entire family converted to Catholicism in 1990.
Responding to a challenge from Pope John Paul II to strengthen families, he started the Family Life Center International in 1992. Over the past twenty-one years, the Family Life Center has networked with thousands of families in over 100 countries.
Steve is also the founder of St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers, a movement that seeks to transform society through the transformation of fathers and families. Utilizing his books Christian Fatherhood & Legacy:A Father’s Handbook for Raising Godly Children, CDs, television, radio, and conferences, Steve has reached tens of thousands of men in the USA, Canada and overseas with a message of Christian faith and responsibility. He is the host of the Faith & Family radio broadcasts. He was the host of The Carpenter Shop on EWTN television.
Steve has also written two books: The ABCs of Choosing a Good Husband and The ABCs of Choosing a Good Wife to assist young adults in choosing a lifetime partner and preparing for marriage.
His apologetics interests include: the early church fathers, Catholic sexual ethics and marital teachings, marian doctrines, biblical inerrancy, biblical prophecy, justification, and the new perspective on St. Paul. His forthcoming apologetics book is entitled, Grace & Justification: An Evangelical’s Guide to Catholic Beliefs.
In 2007, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI bestowed on Steve the Papal Honor: Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, in recognition of his service as founder of St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers.
Steve and Karen Wood have been married thirty-four years and are the parents of eight children and the grandparents of four.