Reverend Steven Nance
Reverend Steven D. Nance has been senior pastor at Salem since April of 2006. Steven has always had a strong connection to the church. He spent part of his childhood there. At the age of 18, he became a Sunday school teacher for the adult class. During this time, God was beginning to reveal a vision to Steven for the church and prepare him to lead the congregation. After separating from the United Methodist denomination, Salem sought after a senior pastor, but no one seemed to be the right fit for the church. Steven agreed to become interim pastor until the “right” one came along, but all along God had chosen him. On Easter Sunday of 2006, Steven accepted the call to be senior pastor of Salem.
Steven has a wife, Lydia, and two sons, Jacob and Jadon and daughter Ashlyn. Lydia is very dedicated to the church and works along side Steven in ministry. She leads praise and worship and teaches the youth Sunday school class. Jacob, the oldest son, is a special needs child but loves his church family. One of his first words was “church,” a humbling milestone for someone nonverbal. Jadon loves everyone, and even as a very young child he loves to come to church.