Steve Bauman, a Michigan native, began his ministry as our WOL Pastor of Youth Ministries in December 2023. He has a Master of Ministry degree from Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA), was Ordained in 2015, and comes to us with 7 years of full-time ministry experience (plus many years as a volunteer) leading, teaching, equipping, and discipling youth, plus oversight of children’s ministries and other areas, most recently in Otsego, Michigan.  

Steve's desire is to reach younger generations with the Truth of God's Word and train them in how to serve, follow and grow in Him, so that they are well-prepared for the first day they are on their own.

Steve has been married to Peggy for 17 years, and they have two daughters:   Shiloh and Sierra.

Steve and Peggy are excited about serving Christ here in Alpena and exploring all the outdoor activities our community has to offer.  Steve also enjoys hunting, sports (especially soccer), games, video games, and more.