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Steve Whipple

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

As a third-generation pastor, Steve Whipple has been in and around ministry his entire life. He grew up all over the southeast but lived most of his adolescent and college years in Tennessee—Go Vols! He was called by God into ministry as a sophomore in college. So, after graduating from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing, he pursued a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Thus, he began a vocational ministry career that spanned 19+ years in youth ministry followed by 17 years as a church planter and senior pastor.

As a 36+ year pastor, Steve has a heart for other pastors and the unique stresses and struggles they experience, especially in their marriages and families. He loves the opportunity that God has now given him on the WinShape Marriage team as the Manager of Strategic Relationships to build relationships with pastors and ministry leaders to minister to their own marriages as well as help them minister to the marriages in their church.

Steve has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1987. God has blessed them with eight children—no, that isn’t a typo! They have six daughters and two sons, five of whom are married, two are still in college, and one’s still in high school. They also have seven grandchildren.

When he isn’t working, Steve loves to hang out with his wife and family. He enjoys watching college sports, following the Atlanta Braves, playing golf, and doing landscape work in his yard. He also volunteers at his church and at the Christian school where his wife works and daughter attends.