Our  Pastor

Pastor Steinhauer is a 1974 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School in Bascom, Ohio. He graduated with a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Religious Studies degree from the University of Findlay in 2006. He was ordained with the Great Lakes Conference of the Churches of God General Conference in August of 2006. 

Pastor Steinhauer is currently the Vice-President of the Great Lakes Conference of the Churches of God General Conference, and has served as the Chairman of the Pastoral Leadership Commission, as a member of the Executive Board of the Great Lakes Conference, Church Planting Commission and as a member of the Foundation Board. He has been serving as the pastor of Hopewell Church of God since November of 2001.

Pastor Terry accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior on June 16th 1975 at Fostoria Baptist Church and accepted the call of God on his life to be a pastor on September 28th, 1975. He served as a Youth Pastor and Deacon at Hope Temple in Findlay, Ohio. He founded and served as the senior pastor of Fostoria New Covenant Church from 1984 to 1997. He served as the Legislative Liason for the Bettsville School Board from 1996-2000, President of the Fostoria Bureau of Concern, Chaplain at St. Catherine's Nursing Homes in Fostoria, Findlay, Tiffin, Bloomdale and Washington Courthouse,  and as an executive board member of Common Goal LLC. 

He married his childhood sweetheart and next door neighbor Deb Roberts (who was instrumental in his salvation) on November 1st, 1975. Deb is a Kindergarten teacher at Hopewell-Loudon Elementary School. Together they reside in the parsonage next door to the church with their dog, Buddy.

Pastor Terry & Deb have two children;

Angela (Steinhauer) Malek, and her husband Aaron Malek reside with their three sons, Aristotle, Gabriel & Asher Malek in Billings, Montana. 

Their son, Terry Jr. Is a technician installing security systems in Florence, Kentucky. His wife Jenifer teaches Kindergarten. Together they have a son, Bryson Scott Steinhauer and are expecting in April of 2017.