Steve HotraWorship Pastor
Steve Hotra is a longtime singer and musician with musical roots in Southern California, who has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1999. Today he is active in the church community as a musical director and developer.
Steve was raised in a religious home: he was baptized as an infant in the Catholic Church, confirmed as a Lutheran in the 8th grade, yet he fell away from Jesus during his high school years. Then he came full circle by rededicating his life to the Lord, during the Jesus Movement at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in the 1970’s. He has been involved in Christian music ministry since the mid-1970’s, touring and recording with his band “Full Sail” Google “Steve Hotra / Full Sail” to hear some of his original faith-based songs.
Steve’s passion is to help people of all ages become better musicians. He is proficient at vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, mandolin, banjo, keyboards and sound mixing. He has over 40 years of gigging experience, with his main passion being gospel/ CCM with hints of Americana, country and rock/ folk influences. He has a BA in Communications from CSUF with an emphasis on music for radio, TV and film, plus a strong music theory background, which he incorporates in his music.