Salem Presbyterian Church
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Connecting, Supporting, Exploring Faith Together

Pastor's Page

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Stephen Fisher
 
Father Andrew Greeley, one of Pastor Steve’s favorite authors is quoted saying, “God draws straight with crooked lines.” That would certainly be true of the path God set him on more than forty years ago, when he was ordained at the East Lynn Christian Church in Anderson, Indiana.

The road led him to Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, where he received his BA in 1974. He received his M.Div. degree from CTS in Indianapolis on June 4, 1978. His last earned degree came from Indiana University, where he studied to be a seminary librarian.  Steve served as a librarian in Greencastle, Warsaw and Indianapolis, Indiana.

As fulfilling as librarianship was, God called him back into parish ministry. He served as Pastor of First Christian Church in Muskegon, Michigan for 12 years, and then moved to Salem Indiana in 2007 to pastor the First Christian Church. In 2013, Steve accepted a call as Chaplain of St. Vincent Salem and Dunn Hospitals. After five challenging years, he retired from full-time ministry. Reverend Stephen Fisher became pastor of the Salem Presbyterian Church on September 1, 2018. One of the unique aspects of Steve’s service was that he has pastored Disciples, United Methodist and Presbyterian churches. He believes in ecumenical ministry with the whole Body of Christ.

Steve has two sons. Jon, his oldest, lives in Bangkok, Thailand and Ben lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Pastor Steve has been praying for grandchildren extra hard. Sometimes prayers take longer, true?
 
Steve fell in love with this church over six years ago, when he preached here for the first time. He loves to sing and is grateful for the excellent choir and its director, Trina Brown. He believes that God calls the church to move forward in ministry for many more years.