Steve Durkac

I am currently serving as a hospital chaplain in Northwest Florida after serving 12-years as pastor of CrossHope Chapel, a nondenominational church in Mobile, Alabama. I live along the upper Gulf Coast, a few miles from the beaches where I also have a past history as a beach wedding officiant of 5000+ beach ceremonies and having been featured on ABC Good Morning America in 2010.

It has been my honor to have been involved in pastoral church ministry for over 30 years, most recently in Mobile, Alabama, but also in Fort Payne and Guntersville, Alabama and prior to that in Rock Hill, York, and Aiken, South Carolina.

My educational background includes degrees in religion and pastoral ministry from Southern Adventist University. My philosophy of ministry has centered on Acts 6:4 when the apostles established deacons so they could “give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” My past affiliations have included Seventh-day Adventist, Calvary Chapel, and Southern Baptist, although it is more accurate to say that today I’m nondenominational.

It has been my ministry purpose to turn hearts toward the practice of prayer and the study of God’s Word so others may have truth, encouragement, and hope in the midst of trials, disappointments, and the circumstances of life. You can read my personal testimony at the Adopted by God page and my core Christian beliefs at the Statement of Faith page.

As a hospital chaplain my focus is on being available to provide spiritual care to patients, their families, and our staff as a means of encouraging, strengthening, and coping better in their journey toward holistic healing, wellness, and care giving.

I have written several books including Today’s Daily Promise devotional, Prayer is the Answer, and Simple Wedding Ceremony Planning Guide.

My family and I enjoy life along the beaches of Alabama Gulf Coast and that includes my beautiful wife Steph, four children, four grandchildren, and two pets, Jael (a high-anxiety German Shepherd) and Rocky (a sleepy Blue Heeler mix rescue dog).