The Sermonsmith podcast is no longer in active production, but these helpful conversations are still available for you.

You may enjoy my follow up podcast — Consortio Dei — where I interview spiritual leaders about their rhythms for self care and formation.

Steve Carter


(You might also enjoy this newer interview with Steve on my Consortio Dei podcast.)

It was a pleasure to interview Steve Carter. Hear how thoughtful mentors like Rob Bell and Mike Erre invited him into the world of preaching, how simple index cards help him structure his thoughts, and how neighborhood prayer walks help prepare his own heart.

As mentioned in the interview, here’s a link to Steve’s, or maybe we should say Rob’s, “A Thousand Questions to Ask of the Text”.

Weekend teachings from Willow Creek
Mid-week teachings from Willow Creek

About Steve

Steve Carter is the director of evangelism and a teaching pastor for Willow Creek Community Church. Steve works with an incredible team of staff and volunteers committed to living out the reality that reconciliation is possible. He is a founding member of both Rock Harbor Fullerton Church and Solidarity and currently serves on the Solidarity board. Steve lives with his wife Sarah, their son Emerson and daughter Mercy in Barrington, Illinois.