Pastor Steve Durkac

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Pastor Steve Durkac

I hope to meet you in person, before the rapture that is, on either a Sunday morning at our chapel or meeting up for coffee and conversation.

I met Jesus Christ as my personal Savior just days before my 18th birthday out of High School, bringing me a new purpose, identity, and a God-given plan for my life! (You can read more at “Teenage Wasteland”.)

I grew-up Catholic, went to Catholic elementary school and actually felt a call to the vocational priesthood until the call to the girl across the room became stronger.

Since giving my life to the Lord Jesus Christ, I have been involved in vocational church ministry with Adventist, Nondenominational Evangelical, and Southern Baptist churches, in both pastoral and chaplain roles.

In years past I have served as a church planter, a staff pastor, a senior pastor with churches and ministries in Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and northeast Alabama. I have served as a hospital chaplain, with both independent, Baptist, and Catholic hospitals in Georgia, Florida, and here in Mobile, Alabama with Providence Hospital.

baptismgulf2I hold degrees in religion and pastoral ministry from Southern Adventist University and post-graduate Clinical Pastoral Education with University Hospital and Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

I live in west Mobile, Alabama with my beautiful wife Steph, two of my four children still at home, two others close by in Mobile, our family pet Keef, and I have two grandchildren. 

In addition to my pastoral ministries with CrossHope Chapel, I have an active evangelical wedding & vow renewal officiating ministry for destination beach brides along the Gulf Coast and at our chapel.



If you are looking for some spiritual resolution or relief and feel like I may be able to help as a pastor, please visit our Chaplain-on-Call page.

If you simply would like to sit down over a cup of coffee at a Starbucks or at our chapel to talk about pastoral care issues that you may want an ear and/or some insight on. Please contact me and I ‘ll be happy to arrange a meet-up.



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