Chaplain R. Steve Lowe
As a former probation juvenile facility counselor and therapist, and today as a seasoned juvenile correctional chaplain, R. Steve Lowe has provided over 50 years of professional institutional service to California’s San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties. Supervising the Protestant Chaplaincy Ministry for the Orange County Juvenile Justice Complex’s multiple institutions for 33 years and continuing to facilitate juvenile ministry at national sites. Steve’s purpose is to help fulfill the Great Commission with incarcerated and hurting youth, adults, and their families.
As Founder, President, and Executive Chaplain for Pacific Youth Correctional Ministries, an international chaplain-placing ministry, Steve also assists Christian organizations and penal agencies as a consultant in program development and implementation. He has experience as an adjunct faulty member with Wheaton College and Biola University, specializing in criminology and juvenile delinquency coursework. Professional duties have included membership with the Southern California Area Council of Prison Fellowship, the Law and Justice Group of San Bernardino County, faith0based collaborative efforts at gang violence reduction, and co-founder of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA).