Steve Padilla – Worship Pastor
Steve Padilla joined the staff at Heart of the Springs in 2018. He is married to multi-talented Sandi, who helps co-lead on Sundays, and they have two college-aged children – Paul, who lives here in the Springs studying computer IT/repair, and Anna who lives back in their hometown of Sacramento, CA.
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 lead him 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. With the kids grown up and out of the house he began to pray about were God might want him to go next and answered the call to come to Colorado Springs!
Today Steve and Sandi write music and records in their home studio and enjoys 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 over 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.