Steve Holt is founder and lead pastor of Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs and Founder of Word&Spirit Network, a spiritual covering for churches and ministries in America, Japan, India and Uganda. Steve came to know Christ as a freshman at the University of Georgia, while on a full athletic scholarship in gymnastics. He then spent 10 years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. During this time, he met his wife, Liz, while smuggling Bibles into China. They married and helped pioneer university ministries in Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan. In 1991, they came back to the United States and Steve attended Fuller Theological Seminary, graduating with an MA in Missiology. He moved his family to Colorado Springs where they began Mountain Springs Church in 1995. The church now ministers to over 3000 people at two campuses.
Steve is passionate about discipling believers into a deeper, more authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. As a committed father of seven, he focuses a good portion of his ministry on families, specifically parents, and has led multiple parenting conferences. In 2012, Steve published his first book entitled, The God-Wild Marriage.
As an experienced church planter, Steve has a call to lead and support new church plants. Steve recently traveled to India, where he led multiple conferences on church planting and spiritual growth. During this trip to India, he was awarded with an honorary doctorate by Vision Nationals Master’s College of Theology.
The Word&Spirit radio ministry can be heard daily in southern Colorado on KGFT 100.7. Steve is passionate about coaching church planters, studying and teaching God’s Word, reading biographies, hunting and fishing. He loves spending time with Liz and their seven children in the mountains of Colorado.