Meet Our Team

Steve Yates, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Communication & Media Arts

Office Location: Lancaster

Steve has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in technology, administration, and making business decisions. He started out serving in the world’s finest Navy, working on telecommunication systems and learning global logistics. After the Navy, Steve worked for IBM and then as a database architect for Prudential. God opened the door for full-time ministry, where he served as a Minister of Administration at First Baptist, Dade City, Florida.

Currently, Steve serves at Calvary Church as Pastor of Connection Ministries, overseeing the IT department (help desk, infrastructure, and database operations), the church ministry database (Church Community Builder), Human Resources, the church library, and serving on the discipleship team to help connect people to Calvary Church in volunteer or learning environments.

At home, Steve has three kids who are all married and live in the local area. He has a beautiful wife of 30 years, loves running, reading, and growing fresh fruits and vegetables, and has a chocolate lab. They have five grandkids, including one set of twins.


PhD, Leadership and Christian Higher Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
MBA, eBusiness, Regent University School of Business, Virginia Beach, VA
BS, Organizational Management, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA

Courses Taught:

• BIB 220 Christian Ethics
• BUS 102 Introduction to Business
• BUS 201 Business Ethics
• BUS 204 Managerial Economics
• BUS 205 Finance
• BUS 305 Operations Management
• BUS 306 Entrepreneurship
• BUS 420 Advance Business Concepts
• COM 509 Leadership in Organizational Communication
• LSP 907 Team Dynamics
• MAT 113 Introduction to Accounting
• MAT 121 Nature of Financial Math
• MIN 843 Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
• PAS 402 Pastoral Care
• THE 314 Theology of Work and Wealth


Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another”.