A little about Steve & Sarah…

For over 30 years, Steve Berger’s ministry has been marked by purpose and passion. After planting Calvary Chapel Diamond Bar and spending 4 years behind the pulpit, Steve and family were called to move across the country to Leipers Fork, Tennessee where he and Sarah (and three other families from Southern California) founded Grace Chapel. This small country church in Leipers Fork is now home to 6,000 members on a campus that spreads 175 acres and houses Grace Christian Academy, a pre-K-12 private school with 750 students. As of January 2021, Steve completed a three-year long transition out of the role of Senior Pastor and is now the Founding Pastor of Grace Chapel where he serves on the Elder Board and, occasionally, behind the pulpit. Likewise Sarah transitioned from her role as Women’s Ministry Director and currently serves alongside Steve at ASI.

Steve and Sarah have self-published “Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth”. This project is very personal because it deals with the events surrounding their 19-year-old son, Josiah’s, entrance into Heaven. An additional Bethany House book project, “Between Heaven and Earth” was released in March 2014.

Steve is known for his straight talk in dealing with various hot-topic cultural issues that many pastors avoid. He serves on the Executive and Pastoral Advisory Boards for Promise Keepers International, and the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Board. Whether preaching or writing, in great joy or pain, Steve longs to be a proclaimer of the grace and hope that Jesus came to offer. Since June of 1987, he has been married to Sarah, the love of his life, and together, they have four beautiful children and four grandchildren.

A little about Steve & Sarah…

For over 30 years, Steve Berger’s ministry has been marked by purpose and passion. After planting Calvary Chapel Diamond Bar and spending 4 years behind the pulpit, Steve and family were called to move across the country to Leipers Fork, Tennessee where he and Sarah (and three other families from Southern California) founded Grace Chapel. This small country church in Leipers Fork is now home to 6,000 members on a campus that spreads 175 acres and houses Grace Christian Academy, a pre-K-12 private school with 750 students. As of January 2021, Steve completed a three-year long transition out of the role of Senior Pastor and is now the Founding Pastor of Grace Chapel where he serves on the Elder Board and, occasionally, behind the pulpit. Likewise Sarah transitioned from her role as Women’s Ministry Director and currently serves alongside Steve at ASI.

Steve and Sarah have self-published “Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth”. This project is very personal because it deals with the events surrounding their 19-year-old son, Josiah’s, entrance into Heaven. An additional Bethany House book project, “Between Heaven and Earth” was released in March 2014.

Steve is known for his straight talk in dealing with various hot-topic cultural issues that many pastors avoid. He serves on the Executive and Pastoral Advisory Boards for Promise Keepers International, and the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast Board. Whether preaching or writing, in great joy or pain, Steve longs to be a proclaimer of the grace and hope that Jesus came to offer. Since June of 1987, he has been married to Sarah, the love of his life, and together, they have four beautiful children and four grandchildren.

Author

Have Heart

Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth

Since their son Josiah went to Heaven on his nineteenth birthday, Steve and Sarah Berger have developed a new, contagious passion and excitement for Heaven, its inhabitants, and its activity. As a pastor and pastor’s wife, they had counseled countless families in their time of deepest need, but on August 14, 2009, God launched their own family on a journey that has forever changed their lives. As they hit their knees and cried out to God and searched their Bibles for answers, God began to reveal fresh truth and healing from familiar passages in His Word. Have Heart presents the fruit of their personal studies on Heaven, grieving, brokenheartedness, honoring a loved one’s legacy, and living each day with Heaven in mind. For anyone grieving the passing of a loved one, or if simply curious about what Heaven is like, Have Heart will encourage readers to firmly place their trust in Jesus and their hope in Heaven.

PURCHASE

Between Heaven and Earth

Finding Hope, Courage, and Passion Through a Fresh Vision of Heaven

It’s not easy separating fact from fiction when it comes to Heaven, nor is it always easy to see how the afterlife can affect our lives today. After a car accident caused his nineteen-year-old son to unexpectedly enter Heaven, Author and Pastor Steve Berger chose to reject despair and commit himself to carefully studying his son’s new, eternal home. Having no idea how much there was to learn, Steve’s life hasn’t been the same since starting this journey of discovery. This Biblical and deeply personal study of Heaven provides readers with hope for the future. But more than that, ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ shows what it means to live today in light of the reality of Heaven. If your view of Heaven isn’t life-changing, it needs to be adjusted. Let Pastor Berger’s exploration of eternity fill you with overflowing hope, courage, and purpose.

PURCHASE

Author

Have Heart

Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth

Since their son Josiah went to Heaven on his nineteenth birthday, Steve and Sarah Berger have developed a new, contagious passion and excitement for Heaven, its inhabitants, and its activity. As a pastor and pastor’s wife, they had counseled countless families in their time of deepest need, but on August 14, 2009, God launched their own family on a journey that has forever changed their lives. As they hit their knees and cried out to God and searched their Bibles for answers, God began to reveal fresh truth and healing from familiar passages in His Word. Have Heart presents the fruit of their personal studies on Heaven, grieving, brokenheartedness, honoring a loved one’s legacy, and living each day with Heaven in mind. For anyone grieving the passing of a loved one, or if simply curious about what Heaven is like, Have Heart will encourage readers to firmly place their trust in Jesus and their hope in Heaven.

PURCHASE

Between Heaven and Earth

Finding Hope, Courage, and Passion Through a Fresh Vision of Heaven

It’s not easy separating fact from fiction when it comes to Heaven, nor is it always easy to see how the afterlife can affect our lives today. After a car accident caused his nineteen-year-old son to unexpectedly enter Heaven, Author and Pastor Steve Berger chose to reject despair and commit himself to carefully studying his son’s new, eternal home. Having no idea how much there was to learn, Steve’s life hasn’t been the same since starting this journey of discovery. This Biblical and deeply personal study of Heaven provides readers with hope for the future. But more than that, ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ shows what it means to live today in light of the reality of Heaven. If your view of Heaven isn’t life-changing, it needs to be adjusted. Let Pastor Berger’s exploration of eternity fill you with overflowing hope, courage, and purpose.

PURCHASE

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Steve Berger is best known for preaching repentance, courage, and inspiring believers to walk boldly in their faith. To bring Steve to your event, please click below.

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