"...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10:31 .


Steven was born the second oldest of five to Bonnie and Charlie Hough in December of 1957. Steven grew up in the church, attending on a regular basis with his family. As he grew, he realized that there was more to faith than attending church, realizing that God pursues us to restore a personal intimate relationship with Him through Christ.

Steven and his wife Catherine (who is an ordained minister), are high school sweethearts, meeting at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Both attended University of Missouri - Columbia before marrying. Steven went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Missouri - Kansas City and furthered his dental education at the University of Loyola - Chicago where he received his specialty in orthodontics. Currently, Steven is an orthodontist in the St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri area.

After struggling with the concept of tithing, God began to open up the scriptures to reveal new truth and understanding as it relates to giving and showed how tithing is not God's heart nor direction for His children. "The Heart of Giving" is a culmination of years of study, exploration, prayer and learning as God captured our hearts with His overwhelming and overcoming grace and love.

Steven and Catherine are passionate about their family. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, four wonderful grandchildren and a spiritual son. Both are worship leaders and students of God's word, and their children are following in their footsteps with their hearts of worship. Most importantly, Steven and Catherine are worshipers and lovers of Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, and Father God.