Rev. Stephen Savage (better known as: Pastor Steve) came to First Friends here in Grinnell in July of 2017. Pastor Steve is joined here by his wife of 43 years. Marilee is and has been a great wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother! She is a prayer warrior, a beloved adviser and friend. Pastor Steve and Marilee have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.
Pastor Steve has been accused of “not acting his age,” which is true. But he deeply desires to both preach and teach the Bible, help people establish a personal and saving relationship with Jesus Christ, and then to help disciple them to become active and growing and fruit-bearing Christians.