I’m Steve Bagdanov, …here is a little about me:
I grew up in Montebello, California the 6th child of Russian immigrants. I went to high school in Whittier, California and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara where I majored in Religious Studies and almost Philosophy. I opted for a semester in Israel and didn’t get my Metaphysics and Epistemology classes in for a major in Philosophy. It was at Westmont that I met my wife, Kelly and we have been married since 1981.
Kelly and I have four sons, Timothy (’85), Levi (’88), Caleb (’90) and Joseph (’92). Timothy (2007), Levi (2010), and Caleb (2012) and Joseph (2014) all graduated from Westmont. We have a high commitment to education and Westmont. All four of our sons were home schooled as well. My wife runs a home school group called Grace Preparatory School and is a master blogger herself at KellyBagdanov.com.
I was a pastor, first at Canyon Hills Evangelical Free Church (1985-1990) and then at Olive Grove Church (1991-2016). I attended Westminster Theological Seminary and graduated from Talbot Seminary and School of Theology in 1985 with that most pretentious of degrees, Master of Divinity. Somehow I think I will never master divinity. My theological leanings are changing.
The Temple is a place to engage people in a deeper way in the integration of theology, philosophy and Bible, and sometimes I just talk about whatever interests me. Feel free to make a comment, I believe in the priesthood of all believers and what better place to engage the priesthood but in the Temple!!