Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed., is a Christian author, prolific teacher of God’s Word, and pastor of Discover Church in Melbourne, Australia. Pastor Steve’s YouTube channel is followed by more than 300,000 subscribers, including world leaders in business and politics: www.YouTube.com/DiscoverMinistries.
Born in Thailand to a family of Buddhists, Catholics, Methodists and Muslims, he has a unique perspective on world religions and Biblical prophecy. He has traveled to over 40 countries to minister in conferences, churches and schools. He leads tours to Israel & Jordan as a Biblical guide. Look inside his books on Amazon.com.
Steve Cioccolanti has a vision of creating clean social media and propagating Christian content uncensored. Liberty and Justice are recurring themes of his end-time prophetic messages. Concerned that people live more anonymous and unaccountable lives on the Internet, Pastor Steve offers a challenge for believers to live fully Christian lives online. He has created Discover Church Online, where you can network, receive mentoring, and express your gifts for God. Subscribe at www.discoverchurch.online
LONGER BIOGRAPHY / VISION STATEMENT
Steve Cioccolanti has a vision of creating clean social media and propagating Christian content uncensored. He has been a strong proponent of Donald Trump, free speech, and religious rights. He proposed in an Open Letter to the US President a comprehensive plan to break up the tech giants’ monopoly, give users control over their data, and create a Digital Bill of Rights.
Since 2000, he serves as senior pastor of Discover Church in Melbourne, Australia. His YouTube channel exploded when he described how many signs of the end times warned of natural and man-made crises, which have been confirmed since the Arab Spring 2010, Tohoku Earthquake 2011, rise of ISIS 2014, destruction of Syria 2015, Hurricane Harvey 2017, and the relocation of the US embassy to Israel’s capital of Jerusalem 2018. Pastor Steve predicted Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory before he was selected as the Republican Presidential nominee (when pundits and polls were certain he had 0-1% chance of winning).
He has traveled to over 40 countries and leads tours to Israel & Jordan as a Biblical guide. In 2017, he pioneered Christian mentoring on Patreon, where he hosts Discover Church Online, a network of like-minded disciples converting their gifts and spiritual education into massive action for the Kingdom of Christ.
This new model was not birthed to substitute attending a physical church, but rather to 1) support leaders online 2) respond to the needs of disciples who — for whatever reason — are not attending church offline and 3) acknowledge that Christian experience is completely foreign to a growing percentage of people who participate in traditional activities less and less, and are active on the Internet more and more; the consequence of such revolutionary change is that people live more anonymous and unaccountable lives than previous generations. Pastor Steve calls upon church leaders to join him in offering a Christian response and showing people how to live fully Christian lives online as well as offline.
We asked Pastor Steve the questions you've always wanted to ask. Get to know a different side of our pastor!
Cat or dog?
Dog, always grown up with a dog.
Beach or Mountain vacation?
Beach in summer and snow-capped mountain in winter.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars... though I liked Captain James T Kirk and Spock in the original Star Trek series. Both are classics.
Mac or PC?
Western or Eastern food?
Fusion. What about Middle Eastern and African? I like Turkish and Ethiopian food, too.
Republican or Democrat?
I'm Australian. I prefer leaders that respect Christian values and put family first.
How did you meet your wife?
In a church, the best place to meet a godly person!
Who is your favorite preacher?
That's tough to name. I like the old-timers because they've stood the test of time. But of those who are alive, I love the ministry of Pastor Wayne Cordeiro and Bishop TD Jakes.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
An airplane pilot, then a lawyer. Now I fly a lot and talk a lot. So dreams can come true!
Favorite passage in the Bible?