Dr. Steve Ware
Born April 5, 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina to Arthur and Lillian Ware, Dr. Ware graduated from Parker High School in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Kay Keller on May 23, 1972. The Lord has blessed them with four children and seven grandchildren.
Called into the Lord’s service shortly after he accepted Christ as his personal Savior in 1973, he began attending Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1981, his older brother, Dr. Bob Ware, called him to come to Orlando, Florida to work with the Tabernacle “Super Seniors”. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bible in 1984, and a Doctor of Divinity in 1989 from Heritage College.
In service for the Lord at Tabernacle Baptist Church for the past thirty years, Dr. Steve Ware has served as Tabernacle’s senior adult director, superintendent of buildings and grounds, professor and Executive Vice-President of Heritage College, teacher for Heritage Preparatory School, and has worked closely with Mrs. Rebecca Ritchie in the administration of the ministry finances.
In February of 1998, the church unanimously voted him as pastor of the ministry. Under Dr. Ware’s leadership, the church has gone forward with the philosophy it was founded with in 1966.