Steve Poe has served as Lead Pastor of Northview Church in Indiana since 1999. Under his leadership, the church has grown in attendance from 500 to more than 8,500. Steve has led with a passion for the unchurched, especially professionals and white-collar workers.
He started his career in the business world, first opening three restaurants and franchising two others. He also was part owner and operator of a radio station, which soon became a Christian radio station, as well as a financial planning firm, and a commodity trading group. Although he loved the business world, he sensed God calling him into full-time ministry, a calling he had heard on his life since he was 16.
Steve got his start in ministry at Caring First Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he pastored for 13 years. His background in business gives him a distinctive understanding and heart for professionals. Under his leadership, Northview Church has grown from one campus in Carmel, IN, to campuses in Fishers, Lafayette, Westfield, Indy North, Anderson, and the list continues to grow.
Steve and his wife, Sandy, whom he refers to as “his best friend,” enjoy traveling together and going to movies. They spend time with their two children—Ryan and Jenni—and their seven grandchildren.