Steven Garofalo is a dynamic speaker and author of Right For You, But Not For Me, A Response To Moral Relativism, All Roads Don't Lead To Heaven, Discovering God In The New Age and EQUIPPED, Basic Training in Christian Apologeics For Evangelism. As the President of the Reason for Truth ministry (ReasonForTruth.org) (ReasonForTruth.Bible) and host of the Reason For Truth YouTube Channel and Reason for Truth Podcast Steven presents powerful and entertaining arguments on the truths of the Christian faith, theology/Bible and apologetics with real life application at churches, high schools and college campuses.
As a dynamic and engaging communicator Steven appeals to both the heart and mind. He has over 15 years of experience speaking, teaching, and working with churches and students-equipping hundreds of youth, adults and leaders in small group settings, conferences and colleges across the country to defend and advance the Christian faith. Steven taught World Views (World Religions) and Bible Doctrine at the Institute of Biblical Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary/Church from 2005-2006 and taught Youth University (high school students) at Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC for three and a half years. Steven was ordained by Christian Family Life Church in Charlotte, NC on May 18, 2011 and has served as Assistant Chaplain with Matthews, NC Trail Life USA Troop since the spring of 2021.
Steven grew up in the Catholic church who gave Steven a wonderful Bible. Steven read that Bible from age 15 through his early 20's whereby he started attending a Bible Church in Washington D.C. before attending Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Steven loves and understands people in that to be a Christ follower is to subscribe to the essentials of the Christian faith, which spans across denominations. "We major on the majors and minor in the minors". Steven is a first generation Italian American who grew up in the Washington D.C. area where his father Mauro, who came from a town in Italy called Pozzallo in Sicily. Mauro worked for the Department of the Navy just blocks from the U.S. Capital. Steven relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1999. He is married with three children and currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area. His vision is to reach the lost with the love and truth of Jesus Christ by being in the trenches and equipping multiple-generations to advance the truth of God with compassion and conviction-using the Bible as the main text with apologetics for evangelism. Steven believes that the only apologist ought to be the biblical apologist.
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Steven received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1988. He went on to earn a Masters in Apologetics with an emphasis in Islamic Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May of 2007.
Steven spent four years as a regular contributor on iTalkUS.Com Radio program with Tony Power and now hosts the Reason For Truth YouTube Channel and Podcast. He has been interviewed on radio and television-including Point of View with Kerby Anderson, the Faith & Liberty Talk Show with Dr. David Garrison, Powers to the People, Doug and Renee Show, Michael Dresser Show, and the Peggy Denny Show. He has appeared on Giving an Answer with Harold Felder on Charlotte Cable television Channel 21 on the subjects of Ethics, Moral Relativism, Wicca and Witchcraft.