Jon grew up in a wonderful Christian family and became a Christian as a child through the witness of his parents. He was born in the great state of Texas, but most of his upbringing was in Kansas City, MO. Jon has undergraduate and graduate degrees in music and has served in music ministry throughout his adult life. In 2009, Jon moved to Louisville, KY, to attend Southern Seminary (M. Div., 2013). While at Southern, he met his wife, Lindsay, and they were married in 2011. The Deedricks have three amazing kids, Hadley (6), Cooper (4), and Canaan (born December of 2019).
Before coming to Redeeming Grace in August of 2020, Jon served alongside Greg Gilbert as an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church, to which the Deedricks belonged for several years. Jon also served for six years in the leadership of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a global missions organization focused on establishing churches and training leaders among the nations. Jon co-hosted The Great Commission Podcast, a resource dedicated to equipping Christians and church leaders about missions and the local church.
Jon's prayer for his pastoral ministry is that he would faithfully disciple and equip the church to increasingly reflect God's glory and advance the gospel among the nations.
Steve has been a part of Redeeming Grace Church since 2002 when his family moved to Arizona. Steve has served the church as an elder since 2008 and has ministered in several ministries, including the music team, children's ministry, and adult sunday school. Steve was happily married for nearly 28 years to Susan, before the Lord took her home earlier this year. Steve has two adult children, Emily and Hannah. He works as an accountant for a large company headquartered in Phoenix.
Steve's prayer is that he would be used to minister to the body at Redeeming Grace, strengthening the church, even as the church has strengthened him and his family.