R. Steve Tufts, Pastor


Pastor Steve was born and raised in Warren County, Ohio, and has lived in Lebanon since 1978.

In that time he has pastored five churches in southwest Ohio, including Silver Grove Baptist Church since September, 2007.

His favorite role is preaching and is now on track to completely preach through the entire Bible. He loves music and plays guitar, auto harp and hopes to learn base guitar soon.

He has been married to Linda "Lin" (Reason) Tufts for 30 years. Together they have 2 daughters Leah and Lauren who live in the Cincinnati area. His hobbies include cycling, fishing, and is especially fond of hunting with his bird dogs.


Georgetown College, Kentucky (B.A. Psychology)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky (Master of Religious Education)


Licensed Social Worker , Qualified Mental Retardation Professional, Driver's Education Training Manager, Ordained Minister by the American Baptist Churches, USA , Hospice Chaplain American Baptist Churches, USA.