Steve Nelson

Profile Updated: December 31, 2019
Residing In: Atlanta, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Danelle
Occupation: Author, Pastor, Marriage and Family Counselor, Missionary, & Conference Speaker
Children: Scott Andrew Nelson 1977
Whitney Hope Stansell 1979
Julia Maria Newton 1982
Matthew Cameron More…Nelson 1984
Stephanie Michelle Shirley 1986
Grace Elizabeth Bearden 1988
Meredith Emilia Evans

Where would I begin to tell about the last 49 years of my life? It has been a wild and wonderful ride!

I attended Clemson University to play soccer with a bunch of my NSHS buddies. At 19 I began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which totally altered the course of my life. I always thought religion was boring, and I still think it is! But, I never knew how beautiful it could be to know the Creator and God of the universe, to experience His amazing love and grace each day. I even wrote a book, Secure In An Insecure World, all about God's love and marriage. It includes my personal story from insecurity to security, and even some stories from NSHS.

I married my bride, Danelle, 44 years ago. God gave us 7 children, all are married. Five have graduated from UGA. Sadly, none attended Clemson! We have 17 grandchildren, 6 girls and 11 boys. Thankfully, most of our children live in the Atlanta area.

Danelle also graduated from Clemson University. Go Tigers! We began a campus church in Clemson, and started others in Raleigh, Columbia, SC, and Atlanta. We moved to Atlanta in 1986 to help start the new church.

I went to Russia on a mission trip with my brother in 1996. After that I lead 30 teams on mission trips to Russia and Ukraine. We moved to Kiev, Ukraine to be missionaries in 2005 where we served 6 years. In 2011 we moved back to Sandy Springs to live near my mother and most of our grandchildren.

I currently work with people in the Southeast, sharing the good news of life in Christ, and helping people grow in this relationship. We help people build communities around quality friendships, and meeting in homes as house churches. We love it! Please visit our web site if you want to know more.

May God reveal His love to each of you in new ways!

School Story:

This is not exactly a favorite story. I was tossing coins against the outside wall (gambling?) before school one day and got caught. I remember being taken to Mr. Hansard's office. My dad was not very happy when they called him and told him what his son had been doing. Don't worry, I don't even play the lottery today. :-) I guess the visit to the principal's office and my dad's lecture paid off. No pun intended.

I loved to play soccer, even in the rain and freezing temperatures! We had some great times as a team; made good friends, and learned the value of discipline and hard work. Mr. Davis was an amazing volunteer coach! I enjoyed the experience so much that I was a walk on at Clemson and even scored a goal my freshman year in the only game I played in!

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