He and his wife Mary met while in high school, married in 1960, and have two children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was saved in vacation Bible school, baptized, licensed and ordained in to the ministry at First Baptist Church of Nowata, Okla. He and Mary are still members of First Baptist of Nowata where he holds the title of Staff Evangelist. Steve holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree from Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He also is a member of the National Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists as well as the Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists.
Steve was pastor of First Baptist Church of Lenapah, Okla. where he stayed for more than 10 years. In his time there, the church started a Cowboy Camp meeting in 1984. As one person said, “Steve Cody was doing Cowboy Church before Cowboy Church was cool.” Through that work, he started his evangelist ministry with The Ranchmen’s Camp meetings of the Southwest. He later became general manager and was president of that organization for 10 years. In that time several camp meetings were established, and camps were held each year in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. He and Mary still conduct 20-25 tent meetings each year, and hold another 20-25 church revivals, Power Point Bible conferences and other meetings in camps, churches, prisons, and churches throughout the United States and Mexico.
Steve is author of the book, “Oh Them Eat’n Meet’ns,” which shares about his work as a modern-day circuit-riding preacher. He and his wife Mary, travel more than 40,000 miles each year in a fifth wheel trailer.
The event will be held in the Boot Hill RV Resort enclosed pavilion Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7. A free meal will be provided at 6 p.m., music will start at 7, and a biblical Power Point message will be given following that. There is no charge for the event. It would be helpful if those who come for the meal would give advance notice for the Cody’s to know how much to prepare. Boot Hill RV Resort is located on Hwy 54/70 between Alamogordo and Tularosa, 575-439-6224.