SPEAKER AND ORATOR
Steven D. Loewenstetin was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He earned his degree in Communication Studies in 1995 from the University of North Texas. Since, he has made a career of serving children through coaching and teaching at the college, secondary, middle school and elementary levels.
Steven, his wife Dr. Melanie Loewenstein and daughter attend and have served at Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas in the children’s ministry.
Steven Loewenstein grew up in El Paso, Texas where he experienced the difficulties of being a child growing up in an abusive and alcoholic home, with his parents eventually divorcing. Feeling alone he found solace in his athletics and his beloved Phillips family next door. The Phillip’s grew up in the country in a town near Anniston, Alabama. Steve’s father figure, Mr. Phillips was a deacon at Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was a Command Sergeant Major in the Army. He served in the Korean war receiving the Bronze Star for bravery in battle, was a POW, and also served two tours of duty in Vietnam receiving two purple hearts. Mrs. Phillips was a deaconess, educator, and a mother figure for Steve. The couple finally settled in El Paso, Ft. Bliss. So from the time Steven was a young child, the Phillips home was a place of refuge. He didn’t even have to knock, the door was always open to him and he truly was considered not only a part of their family but a 3rd son. When Steven was 12 years old he heard Mr. Phillips listening to the “Drum Major Instinct” record by Dr. King and he asked if he could borrow it. Steven was so drawn to the anointed words of inspiration, passion and power of Dr. King that he committed them to memory and has kept them in his heart from childhood till now. Through trials and tribulation, they have been a great source of inspiration!
For the past 30 years, Steven has been re-delivering Dr. King’s most beloved sermons and speeches to honor his Phillips Family, Dr. King and all that sacrificed and even gave their lives in for the cause of freedom, dignity and for the beloved community. He also re-delivers these powerful speeches and sermons to educate, and inspire the youth of today to build character, live out their dreams, and become the future leaders of our country and world.
“I want young people who are not alive today but will come into this world with new privileges and opportunities to know they did not come without somebody suffering and sacrificing for them.” Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.