Steve Fessler


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Steve Fessler
Bethlehem, PA


Steve has been a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley and has served for over 35 years in local ministry. In men’s ministry, Steve has focused his energy and passion around the areas of personal discipleship, accountability, spiritual leadership and small group ministry.

Before Priority One, Steve spent 34 years in the engineering and technical field, however he shares that God has revealed to him through his service in ministry and mission, that his true calling is relational ministry, being especially sensitive to the personal struggles that men share. Steve has found a deep fulfillment in life through opportunities to share his personal faith journey and the significance of prioritizing Christ in all areas of our lives.

Steve’s passion for ministry led him to a full-time staff position with Priority One as the Area Director for the Lehigh Valley area. Having his own heart be transformed by this ministry, and being actively involved for over 25 years, his desire is to build upon the legacy of transformation that Priority One is founded upon. Steve received his master’s degree in Theological Studies from Palmer Theological Seminary in May 2017. He describes his seminary experience as transformational; a place of spiritual refuge, and sacred journey of wholeness that was rich and rewarding beyond words.

Steve’s Interests
Steve is very passionate about investing his time and energy into the lives of others through relational ministry. His approach is very intentional and proactive and his desire is simply to see men discover and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through his own personal journey of faith, Steve shares how men’s lives become transformed through the nurturing and relational aspects of small groups, the practice of personal discipleship, and accountability of men connecting with other men. Steve is committed to supporting this vision and mission through the ministry of Priority One.

Steve has an avid love for enjoying the beauty of God’s creation, perhaps on a quiet walk through the woods with his wife Suzanne, or pursuing the elusive brook trout while fly fishing a mountain stream. He enjoys reading, writing, photography and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.