- Professor, Religion
- School of Theology and Christian Ministry
- B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
- M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary
- M.A., St. Louis University
- Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University
- Ph.D., Graduate Theological Foundation
A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Steve teaches courses in Christian history and ministry and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, serving as church historian for the MidSouth District Church of the Nazarene. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor fraternity; Phi Alpha Theta history honor fraternity; and the American Academy of Religion. A graduate of Trevecca and Nazarene Theological Seminary, he earned a Ph.D. in public history at Middle Tennessee State University and was the first James K. Huhta Fellow in public history at The Center for Historic Preservation. He also received the Bart McCash Prize for Excellence in History.
Steve has worked with a number of state and local museums. He was the lead consultant in the creation of the Green-McAdoo Civil Rights Museum in Clinton, Tenn., and he authored the Trevecca Nazarene University Historic Architecture Survey for the Historic Campus Architecture Project, found on the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities website. From 2008-20017, he was the director and instructor of the American Association for State and Local History’s acclaimed Project Management for History Professionals program. Hoskins serves as the president of the Wesleyan Historical Society, promotional secretary of the Wesleyan Theological Society, and editor and director of Publications of the Charles Wesley Society. He was a participant in the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies in 2018, the third representative from Trevecca. His wife Stephanie and daughter Allison are also graduates of Trevecca.
Steve is the co-editor and contributor to two works: Wesleyan Theological Society, The 50th Anniversary Celebration (Emeth Press, 2015) and Justified in Jesus Christ (University of Mary Press, 2017). He has published articles in a number of journals and encyclopedias:
- The Journal of the Wesleyan Theological Society
- The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
- Grace and Peace Magazine
- AASLH’s History News
- Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States
He also co-authored A Year with Rabbi Jesus: A Lectionary Devotional in the Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition with Barry Callen in 2021.