Steve Sipson

Worship Pastor

Title: Pastor of Worship

Email: steve@mygtf.org

Date Joined GTF Staff:   January 2006

Areas of Ministry:   Worship Team, Technical Team, Printed & Projected Communications

Family:   Debbie – wife, Andreanna – daughter, Charles Stamm – father-in-law, 3 married children: daughter Brianne & Jon Braudt with children Joah, Madilynn, Gage & Kylan – son Ben & Heather Simpson – son Morgan & Ashley Simpson with children Tyler and one on the way.

Saved:   Early in the Church of the Nazarene in Hillsboro, Oregon

Education:   Neosho, Missouri High School, Drury University (in Springfield, Missouri) for Bachelor of Arts (in Religion) and Bachelor of Music (in Piano Performance) plus one semester of graduate work at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Previous Line of Work:   Farm labor, Wurlitzer Music in Kansas city, Painting sub-contractor, Beltone  Hearing Aid salesman, Clothworld stocker, shipper and assistant manager, music minister @ Trinity Fellowship.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: That God is outside of time. I am only out of time…

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FAVORITE

Book:   J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

Food:   hot or cold

Snack Food:   Cheez-It regular – not the funny ones or Cheese Nips or anything else

Movies:   Action Sci-Fi some, “While You Were Sleeping” our whole family quotes

TV Show:   Haven’t watched regular tv in over 7 years. Is that legal in America?

Musical Artists:   Mozart, singing Rembrandt

Time of Day:   The morning when I haven’t done anything wrong yet – but then I have to get out of bed

Season: Spring – getting warm but not hot, colors coming into view

Place in the World:   Not been everywhere in the world, but I do like the woods in the Northwest.

Place to Pray:   back in the closet

Scripture:   Psalm 57

Sports Team:   95-96 Chicago Bulls

LEAST FAVORITE
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Food:   little square slimy cooked beets from grade school

Snack Food:   chocolate covered bugs

Time of Day:   Too late at night when I need to go to bed but can’t yet

Season:   Late Summer when it’s still hot after already being hot for a long time

Place in the World:   Inside a whale – Jonah, Pinocchio, Marlin & Dory; it’s been done, but I don’t think I’d like it – maybe been there figuratively sometimes, but not literally.

Best Thing Someone Said to You:   I think I would have done that too.

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Life Motto:   Whats A Motta U! Hey! Whats A Motta U! (from the Marx Brothers)

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: a couple services during college years when God was revealing His tangible presence to me.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:   I was a fat kid in fourth grade and my nickname was “granny”