Casting Crowns has a beautiful new song entitled “Only Jesus.”  The lyrics read, “I don’t want to leave a legacy; I don’t care if they remember me; only Jesus. I’ve only got one life to live; I’ll let every second point to Him; only Jesus.” 

These lyrics are a beautiful representation of the life that Steve Shambora of St. Charles, Illinois lived before he tragically lost his life in a car accident on Saturday. 

Steve was a wonderful man. He was a past board member, current advisory board member, and long-time supporter of God’s work in Haiti through World Wide Village. He was an encourager, had a great sense of humor and was also a man of deep faith.


As just one example of Steve’s generosity and faith, Steve and his family sponsor 10 children through World Wide Village. In his office where he worked at Moody Bible Institute, he had the photos of each of these 10 children hanging on his wall. He prayed for these children daily. He cared deeply about God’s mission in Haiti.


Steve was also passionate about financial literacy for all and headed up a non-profit called Prosper America. He also carried this passion for financial literacy into Haiti. Steve was definitely an integral part of helping to build up the people of Haiti, both spiritually and through poverty alleviation. 

Steve’s passing will leave a void, but his legacy will live on in so many people. 100 years from now the people in Haiti may not remember Steve’s name, but the lives that he touched with the gospel will definitely continue to point to Jesus. Only Jesus. 

Please join us as we lift up in prayer Steve’s wife, Michelle, and his children Frank and Mary, and their extended family during this difficult time. We pray for God’s comfort in their lives. Steve will truly be missed, but the impact that he has made in Haiti and in the lives of those who knew him will not soon be forgotten.