Steve Padilla is the latest addition to the staff at Heart of the Springs. He is married to multi-talented Sandi, who helps co-lead on Sundays, and they have two college-aged children (Paul and Anna) who live back in their hometown of Sacramento, CA. A recent transplant to Colorado Springs, Steve and Sandi enjoy exploring their new hometown.
Steve started out with a career as a recording engineer eventually ending up working for Ann and Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart at their recording studio in Seattle, WA. It was here that Steve received the call to become a worship leader. Leaving the music industry behind he pursued God’s calling on his life which would lead to working as a Worship Pastor and Music Director for Bayside Church in Roseville, CA and touring with CCM artist Lincoln Brewster for 7 years. Yet God would call him out of that world to focus on spiritual health and recovery.
Today Steve and Sandi write music and record in their home studio and enjoy ministering to the local body of Christ through retreats, Celebrate Recovery, and Heart of the Springs! Steve has been a worship leader, clinician, speaker, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist for 20 years. He is credited with playing keyboards on four of Lincoln Brewster’s CDs. He has also played keyboards with artist Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redmond, Kari Jobe, Glenn Packiam, and Sarah Kelly.