Steve and Stacey Marshall have been married for twenty-six years and they have a daughter, Ashlyn, who is married. For twelve years Steve served as a youth and missions pastor in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Lord moved them from there to rural Illinois to help start a ranch for at-risk teenagers. There they lived with thirty boys, seventy horses, nine dogs, and some cats on one hundred acres of ranch land. The goal was to offer young men a place to escape the problems of home and get a new start in Christ while finishing their high school education and learning vocational skills.
Steve and Stacey returned to Hampstead in 2009 to begin the process of planting a Christ-centered, Bible-teaching church.  From the day that GCT was planted in Hampstead in January of 2011, Steve has primarily been a bi-vocational pastor.  While planting the church for the first five years, Steve owned his own auto-body shop specializing in paintless dent repair while also serving as the NC state director for the establishment of Safe Families for Children in the state of North Carolina.  For the past twenty years Steve has been involved in working with children and families in crisis.  His desire is that the Church would return to the forefront of caring for the most vulnerable people in our communities with the gospel that renews, recovers and regenerates those in crisis for lasting life change. 
Steve has his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.