Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and five special grandchildren. Their fourth son has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.
Steve has served in full or part-time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.
A Word from Mr. Demme:
As you may have seen from my list of speaking topics, my desire is to strengthen, teach, encourage, validate, and exhort parents and families to follow the biblical model for the Christian home. I have spent years working with youth as a teacher in schools (public and Christian); as a pastor and youth leader in churches; and as a counselor and camp director at summer camps. In hindsight, I am absolutely convinced that the single most significant influence in a child’s life is that of his parents. Mentors and coaches have a valuable and influential role in the life of today’s youth, but you can’t replace Mom and Dad. Outside ministries are helpful but godly parents are essential. You may support the home, but you can’t replace it.
That the family should play such an important role in the development of children, and parents, should not be surprising since God Almighty created and designed the family. He commissioned man and his helpmeet to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. The family is divinely ordained. In our day and age, this sacred institution is being attacked on all fronts.
I have a strong desire to see a balanced biblical view of the family be restored. I believe God has a wonderful plan for the Christian family and am committed to understanding more about this divine institution from His perspective.
Mr. Demme’s Seminars:
Parents are uniquely qualified to teach and disciple their children. As a parent, you are uniquely qualified to be the primary educator of your children. You have more assets than you realize. Listen and be encouraged by a homeschooling father of four sons who are now adults.
God designed men to be servant-hearted leaders who lay their lives down for their families. Married for over 40 years and father to four homeschooled sons, Steve shares what he has learned from God’s Word and his family.
There is no one who can build up a family like a father. As we live and learn together, let’s be intentional in our relationships within the family. Understanding each other and working on speaking and listening leads to healthier interactions among all members of the family
Steve relates the ingredients for a doable plan of family worship. After many years of trying, God helped the Demmes make studying God’s Word a daily part of their home. Steve also shares obstacles he wrestled with to lead his family in this crucial area.
You can find more information about the Demmes’ company (MathUSee, SpellingYouSee, and more) here: