Steven Garofalo is the founder of the Reason for Truth ministry located in Charlotte, NC (ReasonForTruth.org). He is a speaker, author and teacher on issues relating to Christian apologetics and theology. Steven received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1988. He went on to earn a Masters in Apologetics with an emphasis in Islamic Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May of 2007. Steven was ordained by Christian Family Life Church (part of Christian Family Life ministries) in Charlotte, NC on May 18, 2011.
Steven authored the book "Right for You, But Not For Me-A Response To Moral Relativism" which was published in the fall of 2013 and "All Roads Don't Lead To Heaven, Discovering God In The New Age" in September of 2016. As a dynamic and engaging communicator Steven appeals to both the heart and mind. He has over 12 years of experience speaking, teaching, and working with churches and students-equipping hundreds of youth and adults at conferences and colleges across the country to defend and advance the Christian faith. Steven taught World Views (World Religions) and Bible Doctrine at the Institute of Biblical Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary/Church from 2005-2006 and taught Youth University (high school students) at Calvary Church in Charlotte, NC for three and a half years.
Steven has been interviewed on radio and television-including Point of View with Kerby Anderson, the Faith & Liberty Talk Show with Dr. David Garrison, Powers to the People, Doug and Renee Show, Michael Dresser Show, and the Peggy Denny Show. He has appeared on Giving an Answer with Harold Felder on local Charlotte Cable television Channel 21 on the subjects of Ethics, Moral Relativism, Wicca and Witchcraft. Steven is a regular contributor on iTalkUS.Com Radio program with Tony Power, and hosts the “Reason for Truth” Podcast which is released every Tuesday. Other accomplishments include teaching S.H.A.P.E. Spiritual Giftedness Seminars at McLean Bible Church in the Washington D.C. area, Forest Hill Presbyterian and Charlotte South Fellowship churches in Charlotte, NC.
Steven is a first generation American who grew up in the Washington D.C. area where his father Mauro, who came from Sicily, worked for the Department of the Navy just blocks from the U.S. Capital. Steven relocated to Charlotte, NC in 1999. He is married with three children and currently lives in the Charlotte, NC area. His vision is to equip a new generation to advance the truth of God through apologetics and evangelism.