Our Senior Pastor, Steve Treash, began attending Black Rock as a teenager in 1977. In 1987, after Wheaton College and Gordon Conwell Seminary, Steve joined the Black Rock pastoral staff. Steve is only the 8th senior pastor in Black Rock's 165 year history! In 1996 Steve earned a Ph. D. in theology and church history from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. As part of this degree, he wrote a book on the colonial American pastor, Jonathan Edwards, entitled: Jonathan Edwards' Principles of Awakening Preaching. At Black Rock, Pastor Steve leads the Pastoral Staff and the Elders; is responsible for the planning of our weekly worship services; and does most of the preaching. Steve and Jen have fourteen-year-old twins Caileigh and Parker. For fun, Steve likes trips into NYC for the museums, shows and those hot pretzels.