Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.
Easter, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Musings, Theology

Reflections on the Cross

The Impact of Christ’s Substitutionary Atonement on the Cross God could not accept us as we are, sinful, rebellious, selfish, unrighteous, unholy, unloving. He could not just ignore our condition without the cross. God does not accept us as we are, but in spite of the way we are, He… declares us righteous in Christ’s …

Musings, Resources

Books I Enjoyed this Year

The Best Books I Read This Year Some of these were read, others a combination of listening and reading. I’ve become a big fan of audiobooks (I am an auditory / visual learner.) Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, by E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O’Brian Excellent book to remind us that not only must we …

Accountability, Musings, Worship

What creates unity and maintains fellowship?

For the last 5 months I have been studying and teaching 1 Corinthians, Paul’s letter to a dysfunctional, divided, immature, selfish and immoral group of churches. One general recurring question that continues to resurface as I study is, “what creates unity?” or “how do we maintain fellowship?” If a church started by Paul in a …

Musings

Helping others who are grieving

This morning at Calvary, as a conclusion to our Honest to God series, Pastor Beau Eckert engaged the conversation about how to walk through grief with others. My Dad was one of the individuals in the panel, and they recorded the panel on the fifth month anniversary of my Mother’s death. While my sister and I …

Musings, Wisdom

Own your own weakness

Quote by Johnny Miller, former Senior Pastor of Calvary Church Lancaster. Own your own weakness. My interpretation If you don’t know your own weakness, you really don’t understand your strengths. If you don’t know your own weakness, you can’t really appreciate the abundance of grace supplied daily by the Lord. If you don’t know your …

Easter, Gospel, Musings

He is Risen! He is Returning!

Do I live like Christ died yesterday, arose this morning and is coming back tomorrow? Do I feel the pain of His death on my behalf? Do I rejoice at the reality of His resurrection vindicating His sacrifice, assuring me of life? Do I anticipate seeing Him face to face with uncontainable excitement? Do I …