About Steven

This web site is about a vision to see traditional churches strengthened and started. We are not an established church. The author is Steven L. Hitchcock.

Information about Steven:

  • Born in 1966
  • Grew up in the Bay Area of California
  • 1984 Tracy Joint Union High School, California
  • Became a Christian in 1985 while serving in the U.S. Army [7th Infantry Division, 9th Regiment, 3rd Battalion: Manchu]
  • Discipled by Chaplain George Hite for three months while recovering from spinal injuries at Letterman Army Medical Hospital, San Francisco
  • Immediately after my conversion I discovered that I was still a sinner and the importance of the fight against the flesh, the world, and the devil. It was not until 2014 that the Lord enlightened me about what it means to walk by the Spirit. It is a battle until death, but what a blessing to understand how we are to walk by faith!
  • 1985 Membership and Baptism at Trinity Baptist Church, Livermore, California
  • Two week Partnership Evangelism with Cosham Baptist Church, England, through the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Involvement with Charismatic groups in street witnessing and influenced by certain errors with Pentecostalism
  • 1986 Influenced by a Christian to embrace the error of Calvinism
  • 1986 – 1998 Membership at Livermore Reformed Baptist Church, California
  • While under the error Calvinism, over two years, I also became influenced by another member of LRBC with the error of Preterism
  • Over 100 hours of visitation at Livermore Veterans Nursing Home, California
  • 1994 Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, California State University, Hayward
  • 1996 Married to Alison, who is from Perth, Western Australia
  • From 1998 to 2015 lived in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1998 – 2003 Membership at Covenant Baptist Church, Rossmoyne, Western Australia
  • While still a Calvinist I also came under the error of Modalism, independently, which was used of the Lord to help me to see the error of Calvinism
  • Dual citizen of U.S.A. and Australia
  • Steven and Alison have four girls and one boy
  • 2001 – 2003 studied full time at Trinity Theological College and earned a  Bachelor of Theology, which is equivalent to a Masters of Divinity in the U.S.A.
  • 2005 served three months at Atwell Community Church, Western Australia, as a Christian Worker [preaching, witnessing, bible study, etc.]
  • 2011 Authored a book against Calvinism: Recanting Calvinism [videos]
  • 2015 moved back to U.S.A.
  • Is currently employed in full time secular work with a major Bank
  • Living in Boise, Idaho
  • 2018 Authored Take Up Your Cross: Our Only Power to Live and Walk by the Spirit

Regarding things Christian, Steven is interested in and/or has a prior involvement in:

  • Getting into the Word and understanding doctrine
  • Doing traditional worship with hymns, spiritual songs, the reading of Scripture, and  biblical preaching
  • Ministry to the elderly – many blessed times meeting elderly saints, such as some WWI vets at the Livermore Veteran’s Nursing Home
  • Leading corporate prayer meetings and bible studies
  • Witnessing – street witnessing in San Francisco and Hollywood, California
  • Preaching – 1 Peter 4:11
  • Writing: Recanting Calvinism and Take Up Your Cross

The Hitchcock Family