Diane and Steve were powerfully rooted in their faith in Jesus Christ under David Wilkerson in New York City, who founded Times Square Church, Teen Challenge International, and authored "The Cross and Switchblade."
Their biblical studies were under Dr. Michael L. Brown at Messiah Biblical Institute in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
They were missionaries to Southeast Asia and London, England, where they had Pastors training at Holy Trinity Brompton Church.
They were ordained by David White of Morningstar Ministries.
Father's House Fellowship was found in 1998, and began the New Orleans work in 2000, with a mission to especially reach the at-risk boys & young men in the city.