Stephen Smickley has been a member of the Calvary Chapel of Delaware County leadership team since the inception in the early 1990s. In 1996 Stephen was ordained as an Associate Pastor and in 1999 Stephen resigned his job in commercial nuclear power to serve the church as a full time employee. Since the beginning, Stephen has focused his gifts on the areas near and dear to his heart, children's and youth ministry, and the teaching of God's word.
Stephen was "born again" in 1982 while serving on the United States attack submarine USS Haddock (SSN-621) and was discipled through the ministry of the Navigators. From 1984 through 1989 Stephen served at Calvary Chapel of Sacramento where he completed a ministry internship program under the leadership of Pastor John Cowan.
Stephen and his wife, Kristen, were married in 1984 in San Diego California. Steve says; "San Diego was very good to me, I met my Lord Jesus there and a week later I met my bride!" Stephen and Kristen have two children, Sheldon and Allyssia (Lyssi).