Living a Life of Faith
Rev. Carol Dougherty Steptoe received her Masters of Divinity degree (cum laude), at Payne Theological Seminary, Masters of Science degree in Public Policy and Management focusing on Family Policy from SUNY Stony Brook and a B.A. in English Literature from Queens College. She was a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship where she studied at the Kennedy School for Government at Harvard University and the Institute for Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Rev. Steptoe was spiritually nurtured at the Hollis Presbyterian Church, where she worked in the Sunday School, Youth Ministries and as an ordained Elder. Currently. Rev. Steptoe is serving at the Hollis Presbyterian Church as a Church Growth Consultant where she provides leadership in church growth initiatives and strategic planning with a focus on prayer, operations, and intergenerational ministries. Rev. Steptoe is also actively engaged with the Southeast Queens Presbyterian Church Collaborative.
Rev. Steptoe has received numerous awards, including Who’s who in America, the Peter Pauper Award for Distinguished Writing, and the Chaney-Goodman-Schwerner Award for Eliminating Divisions that Separate Peoples. She is the co-author of the book, The Obedience Journey: 21 Steps to Living a Life of Faith, Hope and Love and of a collection of poems, essays and plays.
She is the proud wife of Robert Steptoe, and mother of Isaiah and Christopher. Her mission scripture is found in Ephesians 4, “to equip the Saints for the work of the ministry to edify the Body of Christ.”
To God Be the Glory!