Dr. Debbie Steele has a long history of service within the Southern Baptist community as a pastor’s wife, missionary, and Christian counselor. Most notably, she was employed by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as an overseas missionary, serving for 12 years in the former Yugoslavia during the civil war, which lasted from 1988-2000.
Since 2004, she has operated a private practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing Bible-based counseling to the local community. Her website, paradoxministries.com, describes her counseling ministry.
She has taught previously as an assistant professor at California State University, Fresno and as adjunct faculty at Fresno Pacific University, Fresno City College, Tulane University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Elizabethton College.
She has written numerous scholarly publications and presented at international, national, and local professional conferences. Her current research interest is in the area of psychopharmacotherapy.
Debbie and her husband Bill have two grown children. Her hobbies include tennis, bike riding, jogging, and skiing.