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.
Musings, Theology

Raised to newness of life

As I was teaching today, I was try to teach on the present benefits of the resurrection, having asked myself, “Why don’t you think about the resurrection–every day?” As the lesson unfolded (the handout is attached below), it turned into a discussion, and I would hope, a celebration the doctrine of salvation. One very familiar …


Yesterday was Good Friday tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday

As a sit with my coffee this morning, I can’t help but reflect. (Now that I have finished it turned into something much longer than expect.) Biblical Christianity (as opposed to biological/cultural or religious/institutional) is unique from other religions at several points. (Yes there are also points of connection, but that is for another discussion.) …

Attributes, Musings, Theology

Thoughts on the Attributes of God

God is . . . All-powerful but not capricious Eternal and transcendent yet compassionate and concerned Unchanging and infinite yet reveals Himself in simplicity Incomprehensible yet knowable though undefinable Holy, unique and distinct but not distant, but only unapproachable on His terms Independent, self-existent with the desire to bless man by seeking and allowing worship …