iStudyEBS – Executive Director and Teaching Director
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, and later received an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Broad College of Business, again at Michigan State. It was at Michigan State when The Lord called Steve to Himself through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, now known as Cru. Steve spent the first part of his professional career in the semiconductor industry in the automotive industry in Detroit, Michigan. During these years, Steve participated in two, summer long, overseas missionary trips with the sports division of Cru, better known as Athletes-In-Action (AIA). AIA brings the gospel of Jesus Christ to countries all around the world on a sports platform by partnering with local churches and ministries in targeted countries. Steve’s ministry work started with AIA tours in Europe and Central America playing baseball.
Following the European tour, The Lord called Steve to serve in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) as the first Group Leader in the Detroit Young Adults class. God’s calling in BSF lasted almost 25 years where Steve held positions of leadership as Group Leader, Children’s Leader, Children’s Administrator and Teaching Leader. Not only did Steve serve in BSF, but it was in the Young Adults class where God introduced him to his wonderful wife, Megan. Steve and Megan have been married for 23 years and have four teenage children. Their home is in Detroit, Michigan, where Steve’s profession is an enterprise software account executive working with some of the largest companies in the world.
Steve has served in church ministries leading men’s groups, teaching Sunday school and being an active member of spiritual formation committees, discipleship teams and the Navigator’s ministry. Steve has also participated in and contributed to Ligonier Ministries Reformation Bible College. God has laid on Steve’s heart a joy for studying His Word, and has been continually enriching himself through personal study of The Bible and available online teachings and programs; with his favorites being from the teachings and school of RC Sproul and John MacArthur.
God has called Steve to serve as the executive Director and Director of Teaching for iStudyEBS in 2021. Steve is taking over for the iStudyEBS founders, Chuck and Micki Harding, and reports to Mike Harding, President of Explorers Bible Study (EBS), headquartered in Dickson, Tennessee. iStudy is the online division of EBS, and utilizes the four-fold approach to studying God’s Word one verse at a time.
Natasha grew up in various cities in the western United States.
She began to live and work on her own full-time at the age of 15. Always an avid learner, she took classes of interest whenever she could including Wildlife Biology and Forestry, Business Management and Machinery, and Child Development. Natasha had a nearly 20-year career in foodservice and retail management before she changed careers and went into banking in 2005 where she is presently full time.
In 1996 Natasha and her husband Randy, along with their 3 daughters, made the move to Southeast Missouri where they still reside today.
She enjoys weekly dates with her 8 grandchildren, reading several books at one time on a variety of subjects, and pre-dawn quiet times with the Lord.
In June of 1996, Natasha began attending church with her parents In-law. A Bible showed up in her mailbox and she began to read it. That September Natasha was invited to a Bible Study Fellowship Day Women’s class. November 4th, 1996 Natasha surrendered her life to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was transformed by the renewing of her mind. She was called by God to be a Children’s Leader in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for the next 6 years. She then became the Substitute Teaching Leader for 5 years. Attending the day class began to conflict with her banking work hours and God used that to call her to pilot a BSF Evening Women’s class in her area where she would serve as Teaching Leader for 10 years.
Natasha retired from BSF in 2019 to care for, and then grieve the loss of, her father and both parents-in-law. Not wanting to lose the discipline of study with the 4-fold approach, she researched online and found iStudy EBS and joined a group. She was humbled and sought hard after the Lord when asked to join the Teaching Leader Team for iStudy EBS. After the Holy Spirit’s assurance of God’s power to heal the brokenhearted and his faithfulness to provide all that is needed for those he calls, Natasha said “Here am I Lord, send me”.