Reverend Steve Mazzaferro is a 2011 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Steve is a nearly lifelong member of the Lutheran Church having been baptized 21 days after he was born. He has served at Ascension since July 2011. Steve is also to the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Bonifay, Florida. His favorite part of being a pastor is preaching God’s Word.

Steve comes from a very loving family. He has a brother and sister who are both older, married, and live in Northern Georgia. His parents moved from Lake Worth, Florida, which is Steve’s hometown, to Blairsville, Georgia, in 2007 as Steve was preparing to go to seminary. He is married to Megan and the two enjoy living and serving here in Marianna.

Outside of his duties as a pastor Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, beloved dogs, and working his backyard farm. In his free time he enjoys things such as hunting and fishing, trying to come up with new and interesting recipes in the kitchen, and trying to learn things that he neglected earlier in life to pursue the office of the ministry.