About US

Step by Step Ministry operates under Crosswinds Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Birmingham, AL. 

Why do we exist?

We inspire and equip others to persistently draw close to God.  We call it the power of proximity. 
“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” 
Matthew 22:37-39

What do we do?

We help you detach from your old ways, your old habits, and your old thinking so that you can be all you were designed to be.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

How do we do it?

Teaching & Speaking

Coaching & Mentoring

Assessments & Next Steps

Statement of Faith

Concerning God: We believe in the Holy Trinity, that there is but one God, who exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Concerning Man: We believe that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s plan and are in need of being brought into right relationship with God.

Concerning Salvation: We believe salvation is from God alone, accomplished by the completed work of Jesus Christ. It is applied to mankind, not on the basis of individual merit, but by the grace of God through faith, alone, apart from any works of man.

Concerning Jesus: We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God, born of a virgin; and, who lived a perfect life and gave that life on the cross as a sacrificial atonement for those who would trust him for salvation.

Concerning Scripture: We believe the Bible is the word of God; given through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible to be without error in the original manuscripts, and that it is infallible, and is authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

Concerning Christ’s Return: We believe in the visible and bodily return of Jesus Christ, at a time appointed by, and known only to, God; and, that Jesus Christ will judge all mankind and receive His people to Himself.


Bob Waldrep


Bob has been engaged in cultural apologetics, with an emphasis on new religious movements, since 1993. Through the years, he has observed and addressed cultural trends that have altered various elements of our society; especially, as pertains to matters of faith and spirituality. In early 2008, he founded the Crosswinds Foundation to be a resource for those individuals and organizations being impacted by new and different emerging cultural trends.  In 2012, Crosswinds Foundation welcomed Step by Step Golf into the Crosswinds family.

Bob has written numerous articles about cultural and spiritual trends; coauthored, The Truth Behind the Secret, (Harvest House); is a contributor toThe Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (Harvest House) and The Complete Evangelism Guidebook, (Baker Books); and scripted the documentary, The Da Vinci Code Revealed. He has appeared as an expert commentator for print, radio, television and Internet media, locally, nationally and internationally; including appearances on: ABC’s World News Tonight, ABC’s Night Line, MSNBC with Brian Williams; CNN; NHK-TV, Tokyo; USA TodayTimeNewsweek, and Christianity Today.

Bob is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (B.S. in Secondary Education, emphasis in social studies and the arts) and Birmingham Theological Seminary (Masters in Religious Education).

Leslie Gober, MCD CCC/SLP

Ministry Directory & PERSONAL COACH

Leslie began her career in 1996 working in the medical field as a Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury, swallowing disorders, and dementia. In addition to her health care experience, she has spent 25 years studying and researching health and wellness, with a focus on God’s design and identifying the root cause of issues. Due to her own health issues and her children’s, Leslie has extensive experience with food intolerances and thyroid disease. She has taught wellness seminars, led thyroid support groups, and worked one-on-one with numerous individuals and families to help educate and give them the tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle or deal with chronic health issues, using God’s provision of food and herbs. She has enjoyed being a part of local and international mission efforts with her family, and believes God allows us to go through trials in order to support others going through similar ones.