Meet Our Leadership


Youth Director & Church Secretary

Elliott and Annie Schwarze have joined us here at Decatur Bible Church to work with our young people. 

Elliot and Annie began serving at DBC in Spring of 2017.

Elliot serves as a full-time teacher at Grace Christian School in Watervliet where he teaches Bible. Annie serves as our church secretary.

Both Elliot and Annie are graduates of Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. Elliot has a degree in Biblical Studies and Secondary Education. Annie has a degree in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry.

They work to teach and train young people to know, love, and serve the Lord.


Senior Pastor

Steven is originally from Columbia, SC., and has a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies, a Master’s of Theological Studies, and a Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.). Steven has degrees from Columbia Bible College, Columbia International University Seminary, and Andersonville Seminary. He has also taken courses from the Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Chafer Theological Seminary.
Pastor Steven provides verse-by-verse Bible teaching, believing that God’s Word is truth and the sole means of sanctification for the believer (John 17:17). He believes that having a thorough knowledge of God’s Word will result in the believer being equipped to do the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11-12), as well as have a daily walk that is worthy of the Lord (Eph. 4:1).
Steven has served at First Baptist Columbia, as well as Senior Pastor of Bethune Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church. Steven and his wife, Merritt, have one son, Samuel. Steven enjoys reading, sports, and time with family.
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”
John 17:17