27 Feb About Steve Welsh
Greetings and salutations to you who take time read this brief testimony. I grew up in Mesquite, Texas and my family was a little confused about what it meant to be Christian or what role church played in our home. My father took us to a local church when we were very young—I was seven.
In that church they showed a movie to the congregation that depicted what Hell would be like for people who didn’t know Jesus. It was a frightening and a horrific portrayal that still haunts me. Needless to say, neither my sister nor I hesitated when they gave the invitation. There was no way I wanted to go to a place that was anything like what I saw in that film. Even now, all these years later, I am convinced that my eager profession of faith was authentic, for God has watched over me continuously ever since. However, there was no discipleship or follow through by that church. So, I never learned what it meant to be a Christian until I went to a Carmen concert in 1989, where God spoke through that artist in a mighty way. And I have been sold out to Jesus ever since.
Once I learned to live for Jesus, he introduced me to my wife. Marsha and I met in a College and Career class at the church where God placed me. We married in 1991. Our oldest daughter, Lacy, was born in 1995 and our son Logan was born in 1999. Lacy is about to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from UT Tyler and Logan will begin college this Fall at Texas A&M University. We moved to Poetry in 2013 and God led us to Sabine Creek, now Redeemer, in the Spring of 2014.
I am currently an Assistant Principal at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland and Marsha works as an Instructional Coach in Rockwall.
The rest of my testimony is cluttered with ups and downs of a sinner trying to live for Jesus and failing more than succeeding. I look forward to the day when Jesus returns and sets all things right. Until then and even afterwards, I pray that I am prepared in season and out to give answer for the hope and joy I have in Christ and serve God the best I can with gifts he has given. Amen.