Dr. Steve Kuban: Biography

WORSHIP LEADER, TEACHER, SONGWRITER and AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST 

Described as "One of the great worship leaders of our time*" Steve Kuban's music brings you into God's presence. His songs bring healing, victory and deliverance in the name of the Lord. He is an anointed worship leader, prophetic songwriter, gifted musician, teacher, and evangelist God has called to "Take worship to the nations." 

Dr. Kuban has recorded 20 worship albums, received four certified gold or platinum awards, and composed hundreds of spontaneous and prophetic songs. Several of his compositions, such as "The Lord is My Tower", are favorites sung in homes and churches in many countries. He specializes in singing scripture songs to help people internalize and memorize God's Word, using God's names and titles in both English and Hebrew (Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Yeshua, YHVH, Elohim, Adonai, Tsevaot, etc). He is a beloved worship leader in many countries including Canada, India, Trinidad and especially the Philippines where his live worship concerts in over 50 different cities have drawn packed crowds of 5,000-25,000 or more. 

Dr. Kuban's songs and CD's are well-known and much-loved among worshipers, and his recordings, internet videos and television appearances continue to touch people in many countries. He writes songs for nations (such as Hear America and Touch the Philippines) and prophetic songs both spontaneous (I Will Fight for You, Trust in Me My Child, Battle School) and direct from Scripture (Jeremiah Chapter OneLeviathan is Dead, Return Unto Me (Malachi) etc.

Dr. Kuban leads worship concerts, evangelizes, preaches in church services, and teaches worship seminars in over 40 countries. He has ministered in fifty different denominations and organizations and had been a featured guest at local and national events in USA, Canada, India, Trinidad, Spain, Italy
• the PAOC (Pentacostal Assemblies of Canada)
• PCNAK (North American Keralites)
• the Church of God of Prophecy
• the FGBMFI (Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International)
• The Pentecostal Church of India (100th anniversary celebration in Thiruwala Kerala)

Dr. Kuban has a heart to reach into and be a blessing to the Catholic Church worldwide, and has been a featured guest at many national Catholic Charismatic events in the USA (NCRC, Northern California Renewal Coalition, Archdiocese of Scranton, AFCCPC (Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities), India (with Father Taylor's group), in India (Divine Retreat Center, Joyful Noise) and works often. He works with many Philippine-based Catholic groups (The Lord's Flock, Children of Light). He has ministered at major events of the El Shaddai Catholic Community (national conventions in USA, Canada and the Philippines and in many countries world-wide, some with over one million people at a time (El Shaddai). 

Steve Kuban is an anointed minstrel that God plays and sings through, who creates a spiritual atmosphere and prophesies through his music (2 K 3:15, 2 Chron 25:1-9). He is also a professional keyboardist skilled in playing jazz and many styles of pop, rock and latin music, which he uses in his live worship concerts. 

Dr. Kuban holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from The Canadian Theological Seminary, a Bachelor's Degree in Sacred Music from Canada Christian College, and Diplomas in Sacred Music and Theology from Vanguard College. He is an ardent supporter of Israel for 35 years and has made 12 trips to the Holy Land. He is currently the elected United States delegate of the United Nations For Israel for year 5778. Dr. Kuban resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Cassandra. 

Whether the crowd is one person or one million, Dr. Kuban brings worshipers to the heavenly throne to worship Almighty God and be changed by His glorious presence! 

(To invite Dr. Kuban to minister in your congregation, please click here.) 

Background 

Steve Kuban began playing piano by ear at age 3 and was a professional musician by age 13. At age 16 he led his high school band to victory in an international competition in Italy. At 17 he began music studies at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, where at age 18 he was profoundly changed by a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, after which Kuban dedicated his entire life and music to God. 

At age 23 Kuban became a Professor of Music at NBC/Vanguard College in Edmonton (Assemblies of God / PAOC) for 3 years, where he also graduated with dual diplomas in Theology and Sacred Music. He then became associate pastor and music director for 7 years at Crossroads Cathedral in Toronto with Rev. Doug Lynn, during which time he wrote and directed 5 musical productions, recorded several live worship albums, and led worship more than 3,000 times. Visitors from other churches (and often worship teams on Sunday nights) came from miles around to enjoy the beautiful presence of God experienced in the prophetic flow of worship. He became Dean of Music and Recording Arts at Canada Christian College, after which God called him to travel full-time internationally in worship ministry, which he has done faithfully for the past 20 years. 

Dr. Kuban desires to touch people's lives through worship in every way possible. He led worship regularly on the national television show "100 Huntley Street" (seen across Canada and syndicated around the world), where host and President Dr. David Mainse called him "one of the great worship leaders of our time." Dr. Kuban led worship at many Assembly of God and PAOC events, and at many multi-church events including "March For Jesus." 

God used Dr. Kuban to pioneer a revival of prophetic worship that touched thousands of worshipers, music leaders and pastors throughout Canada and in the Northeast USA, through the "Canada Arise" national worship conferences in the early 1990's, which brought a restoration of true worship and Davidic prophetic worship to thousands in many denominations and churches.

Dr. Kuban has a deep desire to teach on true spiritual worship, and has a heart to reach souls for Yeshua! He performs worship concerts with a strong evangelistic appeal in over 30 countries, with some audiences in the tens of thousands. He ministers and teaches seminars (6-10 hours in duration) in over 30 nations. including difficult regions such as the Persian Gulf where he has taught 30 worship seminars and led 160 events in the GCC (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. This includes Dubai and all 7 Emirates in the UAE). The Lord has given special favor for Dr. Kuban to lead worship at national levels in the GCC, including concerts for thousands in Qatar and the UAE. He is the only Christian artist to have been granted security clearance to sing several concerts at the top-security Baraka Nuclear Power Plant (on the border of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi). 

Dr. Kuban has been an ardent supporter of Israel for almost 35 years! He began by leading worship at ICEJ (International Christian Embassy Jerusalem) meetings in Edmonton in 1984, and has since made 12 trips to Israel, leading worship on tours with Bishop Arnold Cabelquinto and Archbishop Dominiquae Bierman (President of United Nations For Israel and Kad-Esh MAP Ministries). Dr. Kuban has a deep love for Israel, the Torah, the Feasts of YHVH and his Jewish roots, and ministers in several Messianic congregations including Beth Israel in Wayne NJ (America's largest Messianic Congregation) with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. 

(To invite Dr. Kuban to minister in your congregation, please click here.)

*by Dr. David Mainse, founder of  the 100 Huntley Street television show and president of Crossroads Christian Communications in Canada

15 comments

  • Laura Bodin
    Laura Bodin Toronto
    Love your music, and love your heart for souls and celebrating our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Keep on keeping on with what you do. You are loved and appreciated. Want only God's best for you and your family and your band members. They are all doing a great job. Love it!

    Love your music, and love your heart for souls and celebrating our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Keep on keeping on with what you do. You are loved and appreciated. Want only God's best for you and your family and your band members. They are all doing a great job. Love it!

  • Steve Kuban
    Steve Kuban
    Thank you Laura, so much, for your kind and encouraging comments! Here's a new song for you to enjoy, "This God is Our God", from Psalm 48. I just recorded this, it's in honor of Nisan 1, the first day of the first month, Nisan, of the Jewish Calendar--the month of Redemption. It's at www.stevekuban.com/store

    Thank you Laura, so much, for your kind and encouraging comments! Here's a new song for you to enjoy, "This God is Our God", from Psalm 48. I just recorded this, it's in honor of Nisan 1, the first day of the first month, Nisan, of the Jewish Calendar--the month of Redemption. It's at www.stevekuban.com/store

  • Carol
    Carol
    hello pastor Steve I was waiting for this moment to let you know that your prayers and worship songs drove me into baptism, can you remember visiting Georgetown Guyana sometime around 1998.. you were at the cultural center. since I had never stop playing your CD's and some times I you tube your concerts... i'am about to embarked on prayers and worship . and now lives in the US. MAY THE LORD CONTINUES TO USED YOU TO BRING US HOME TO HIM.....i'm singing in my head " lord your grace is still amazing....

    hello pastor Steve I was waiting for this moment to let you know that your prayers and worship songs drove me into baptism, can you remember visiting Georgetown Guyana sometime around 1998.. you were at the cultural center. since I had never stop playing your CD's and some times I you tube your concerts... i'am about to embarked on prayers and worship . and now lives in the US.
    MAY THE LORD CONTINUES TO USED YOU TO BRING US HOME TO HIM.....i'm singing in my head " lord your grace is still amazing....

  • Steve Kuban
    Steve Kuban
    HI Carol, yes indeed I sure do remember that special time in Georgetown Guyana. Thank you for your encouraging words. May the Lord continue to bless you and use you. Where in the USA are you?

    HI Carol, yes indeed I sure do remember that special time in Georgetown Guyana. Thank you for your encouraging words. May the Lord continue to bless you and use you. Where in the USA are you?

  • Fevy Bandoquillo
    Fevy Bandoquillo Marilao, Bulacan
    Shabbat Shalom Bro. Steve! I had been to a lot of your concerts here in Bulacan a few years back. I am very happy that you also a believer of Yeshua and the Torah. Hope that someday we can invite you in our small Messianic community here in Bulacan as we celebrate Shabbat or any of YHVH's feasts (Passover maybe). May He continue to keep His face shine upon you!

    Shabbat Shalom Bro. Steve!
    I had been to a lot of your concerts here in Bulacan a few years back.
    I am very happy that you also a believer of Yeshua and the Torah. Hope that someday we can invite you in our small Messianic community here in Bulacan as we celebrate Shabbat or any of YHVH's feasts (Passover maybe).
    May He continue to keep His face shine upon you!

  • Steve Kuban
    Steve Kuban
    Hi Fevy, thanks for reaching out and encouraging me. Let's keep in touch and perhaps the next time I'm in Manila we can touch base. Shalom!

    Hi Fevy, thanks for reaching out and encouraging me. Let's keep in touch and perhaps the next time I'm in Manila we can touch base. Shalom!

  • Kris
    Kris Toronto Canada
    My all time favourite worship leader when I first began my journey with our lord his music not only touched my heart but inspired me until this day I met him at assembly of prayer personal I then bought some CD from him there and after time goes I lost them I am now trying to get them back may GOD bless you always please REPLY

    My all time favourite worship leader when I first began my journey with our lord his music not only touched my heart but inspired me until this day I met him at assembly of prayer personal I then bought some CD from him there and after time goes I lost them I am now trying to get them back may GOD bless you always please REPLY

  • Steve Kuban
    Steve Kuban
    Hi Kris, thanks for your kind words. Which was the place that you first met me? I will try to connect with you, can you email me at stevekuban@hotmail.com? Thanks. God bless you!

    Hi Kris, thanks for your kind words. Which was the place that you first met me? I will try to connect with you, can you email me at stevekuban@hotmail.com? Thanks. God bless you!

  • Andrei Von
    Andrei Von Philippines
    Is there a chance for to have a concert in Manila. If so, I will invite and encourage our congregation to listen and enjoy the presence of the Lord thru your concert. God bless..

    Is there a chance for to have a concert in Manila. If so, I will invite and encourage our congregation to listen and enjoy the presence of the Lord thru your concert. God bless..

  • Steve Kuban
    Steve Kuban
    Hi Andrei, yes plans are underway for a concert in Manila, please signup for our newsletter at www.SteveKuban.com/Subscribe or FOLLOW https://www.facebook.com/SteveKubanMusic AND https://www.youtube.com/stevekuban to be informed of the dates and details once everything is confirmed. Thank you so much!

    Hi Andrei, yes plans are underway for a concert in Manila, please signup for our newsletter at www.SteveKuban.com/Subscribe or FOLLOW https://www.facebook.com/SteveKubanMusic AND https://www.youtube.com/stevekuban to be informed of the dates and details once everything is confirmed. Thank you so much!

  • Sharmilee
    Sharmilee India
    Your songs and music are so rejoicing for the heart and so Divine..... Praise You Jesus!

    Your songs and music are so rejoicing for the heart and so Divine..... Praise You Jesus!

  • Stephanie de Dios
    Stephanie de Dios Tagum City,Mindanao
    We appreciate your praise and worship seminar that you did here at Tagum City last Aug. 26,2019. We learned alot and we really felt Yahweh's presence and guidance that time. Thank you for your effort on sharing your blessing and talent to us! Yahweh will bless you and continue to be an inspiration for others . Hope to see you on your coming concert here at Tagum City!

    We appreciate your praise and worship seminar that you did here at Tagum City last Aug. 26,2019. We learned alot and we really felt Yahweh's presence and guidance that time. Thank you for your effort on sharing your blessing and talent to us! Yahweh will bless you and continue to be an inspiration for others . Hope to see you on your coming concert here at Tagum City!

  • Jose Miguel Amparado
    Jose Miguel Amparado Philippines
    Dr. Steve Kuban, thank you for coming in Agusan Del Sur especially in San Francisco. I am very blessed that you came here. I'm just a teenager who wants to be part of a praise and worship team. I hope you came back here!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU BECAUSE HE IS OUR STRONG TOWER.

    Dr. Steve Kuban, thank you for coming in Agusan Del Sur especially in San Francisco. I am very blessed that you came here. I'm just a teenager who wants to be part of a praise and worship team. I hope you came back here!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU BECAUSE HE IS OUR STRONG TOWER.

  • writer paper
    writer paper Italia
    Each author has his own admirers of talent. I like your original, sincere songs. From the texts it writer paper is clear that your great love comes from the heart and soul. Very interesting author.

    Each author has his own admirers of talent. I like your original, sincere songs. From the texts it writer paper is clear that your great love comes from the heart and soul. Very interesting author.

  • Marian
    Marian Philippines
    Praise & Thank God! I search for you, Bro. Steve Kuban, I attended your Concert at Clark Air Base in Angeles City. Twice I attended your concert. You have been out of the public eye for many years but I always believe a true servant will always be a true and good one. I was in my mid 20s newly married then and now, I am in my senior years, a widow but I still listen to your music, it inspires me as always. I lost the book or CD you signed for me. I Pray for you to have a comeback, you wrote great music. In this critical time, a great worship leader like you is very much needed, Stand up for Jesus and let your beautiful music be heard again. God uses men of many colors and adventures in life so you can best serve as beautiful testimonies about the greatness and goodness of God. Be an inspiration to this aching and troubled world. God bless you.

    Praise & Thank God! I search for you, Bro. Steve Kuban, I attended your Concert at Clark Air Base in Angeles City. Twice I attended your concert. You have been out of the public eye for many years but I always believe a true servant will always be a true and good one. I was in my mid 20s newly married then and now, I am in my senior years, a widow but I still listen to your music, it inspires me as always. I lost the book or CD you signed for me. I Pray for you to have a comeback, you wrote great music. In this critical time, a great worship leader like you is very much needed, Stand up for Jesus and let your beautiful music be heard again. God uses men of many colors and adventures in life so you can best serve as beautiful testimonies about the greatness and goodness of God. Be an inspiration to this aching and troubled world. God bless you.

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