No More Outsiders

An LGBTQIA+ journey through the Bible with Steve Ames

Born and raised in South Africa, Steve moved to Northern Ireland in the late 90s.

His early spiritual formation was in the evangelical Pentecostal tradition and he has served as the pastor of Harbour Faith Community in Carrickfergus since 2003. His formal theological training comes through the Theological Institute in Dublin with a special interest in new and emerging forms of church.

Steve has been a strong advocate of marriage equality for several years and performed Northern Ireland’s first religious same-sex marriage in December 2019.

He is married with three children and harbours a borderline unhealthy obsession with all things cycling.