Dr. Phinney, his wife and family are dedicated to the objective of equipping individuals for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ, and assist in empowering men, women, children and family units to have a multi-generational impact on the communities they serve. This is accomplished by providing training, mentorship and counseling.

Steve & Jane have been married for over 34 years and have three grown children, Abigail (husband, Quintin Eason), Elizabeth (husband, Nathan Ford) and Jessica. Jane & Steve have also been blessed with six grandchildren. They are dedicated to the institution of marriage, multi-generational family development and local multi-generational family church development. They are conference speakers on topics relating to core marriage, multi-generational family & leadership values.

Pastor Steve has been serving as Founder & leader of the Institute Of Ministry (IOM America) and the IOM E-Community for the past 11 years. Steve is also the co-founder of the Men Mapping Outreach Ministries.  A small outreach ministry dedicated to equipping men to be protectors of women, children, community and nation.

Steve has authored multiple books/teaching series Read More  and has published over 150 on-line articles assisting others in spiritual growth. Even though Steve does NOT put much stock in these degrees, he holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Ministry and holds the status of Doctorial Candidate at Oxford Graduate School in Doctor of Philosophy.

Steve is a professional counselor and conference speaker who has been in the professional people-helping field for over 35 years. His experience includes social work, care & guidance for the handicapped, family/child specialist, mentorship, small group leadership, in-patient care, leadership development, politics, eschatological (end-times) researcher, on-line commentating, author and pastoring.

Steve realized that God was NOT calling him to "fix the fix God had fixed on people who try to fix themselves," but rather deliver the Truth that will set individuals free by helping them understand who they are in Christ. 

God used mentoring relationships such as; Carl VerSteeg (father in-law), Loren Sanny (Navigators), Dr. Robert McGee (Author – Search for Significance), David Ritzenthaler (Victorious Christian Living Int.), John Lind (Presidential Prayer Team), Dr. Charles Solomon (Grace Fellowship Int.) his spiritual father of 35 years, whom he calls "Dad," and others devoted to the message of Truth."

Steve’s ministry is grounded in and influenced by the life and overflow of the Holy Spirit. His joy and excitement in the New Covenant Life of Christ is contagious; his overwhelming love for his husband, Jesus, is obvious; his style of speaking and writing in direct, to the point and highly motivational.

His dedication to restoring the hearts of fathers to their children and children to their fathers is unmoving (see Malachi 4:6). His life is filled with the love of his wife, children and now grandchildren. Steve’s passion is His promise.

Due to a life-long passion of desiring to start a Family Integrated fellowship, he, his wife and several supervising mentors, are beggining the processes of a church plant. 
By reviewing the timeline below, as of March of 2011, they have just completed the 1 yr. Prayer and Advise phase.  (click on image to enlarge)


"If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord 'day and night.' Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated." Voddie T. Baucham Jr.


Holy Spirit Come: The Final Seal

"Crucified With Christ" (Heartland)

Heartland Family Productions: Keaton Story