Steve Rodgers is a singer/songwriter, visual artist, music producer, and contemporary worship leader. Steve performs his original positive and uplifting music under his full name “Stephen Peter Rodgers” at house concerts, music venues & festivals all over the northeast. Steve is the former founder, director & owner of legendary and now defunct all ages music venue, The Space / Ballroom as well as the Outer Space in Hamden. Steve’s mission for the 15 years he operated the venues was to provide a safe and encouraging performance platform for musicians and artists under the Age of 21. He hosted thousands of bands and fostered a sense of community for performers and audiences alike. Steve toured nationally for over 10 years with the acoustic rock band, Mighty Purple. His band released 9 albums and played over 2000 shows during their 20 years as a band.
Steve was also contemporary worship leader at a Lutheran church in Fairfield County for 15 years. Steve helped lead 3 missions trips, one while he was in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in 2001, where he and a team went to share the gospel through music and arts in Bosnia, Croatia, London and across parts of Europe. More recently in 2018 & 2019 Steve helped lead missions trips to Honduras, where he started a guitar program at Children’s Rescue Mission in a remote area of the country. Steve was able to get 30+ guitars donated and shipped to the mission. Steve also trained up young worship leaders and worship bands in Honduras during his two trips there. Steve is a professional miniatures artist, his train layouts have been featured in “Model Railroader Magazine” and his miniature world layouts have been displayed at various venues such as Nationals Ballpark in Washington DC and Beardsley Zoo here in CT. He also builds dollhouses and award winning “fairy houses” made from natural materials.
Steve and his wife Jesse, met while they were part of YWAM in 2001. His wife spent 10 years in the international missions field. She has been a children’s church minister for 20+ years and is currently serving at Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin, CT. Steve and Jesse have 2 kind, compassionate children, Fable 18 and River 13. Steve’s father “Peter Rodgers” is an Episcopal minister of 50+ years and was rector of ST. John’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, for 25 years. Steve and his siblings grew up in that church. Steve met Billy Graham when he was 10 years old and it was at that time that he became a Christian.