Dr. Steve Winstead serves as the Global Director for Downline Ministries. Steve’s main responsibility with Downline is leading disciple-making conferences around the world for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. He equips teams, builds team leaders and leads foreign mission trips for the purpose of training in discipleship. He also is a Bible and discipleship teacher within the Downline Institute. He has traveled on more than 40 foreign mission trips to places all over the globe (including East Asia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Serbia and the Holy Lands). Before joining Downline Ministries, Steve spent 11 years as a youth minister, first in Kentucky, then in Tennessee.
He was raised in Kentucky and received a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Kentucky. He received his master’s of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has also done course work at Dallas Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steve is an adjunct professor of Bible and Theology at Victory University (previously Crichton College), where he teaches Old Testament, Church History, and Systematic Theology.
Steve and his wife Margaret, who is a certified counselor and stay at home mom, frequently counsel engaged couples preparing for marriage. Steve enjoys shepherding his family, teaching God’s word, discipling men and running marathons (including the Boston Marathon). He and Margaret have four sons: Samuel, Noah, Benjamin and Daniel.