Biographical Sketch of (Steve) Stephen W. Lillis:
Address: 517 Haledon Ave., Apt. 3, Haledon, NJ 07508
If you don't know who Steve Lillis is, read the following...
Steve is a former state champion in Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. Steve also finished in the top 10 at World Championship events in 8 Ball, 9 Ball, and 14.1. After a 12 year hiatus that began in 1985, he made a comeback in 1997 and now performs about 100 billiard shows annually in colleges, universities, campgrounds, pool rooms, professional pool tournaments, Boys and Girls Clubs, churches, and anywhere that has a pool table.
Steve has been a columnist for the National Billiard News and a freelance writer for "Inside Pool Magazine" and "Professor Q Balls" Monthly. He is also an Adjunct Professor of English Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
From 2000-2004 Steve served as the Chairman of the World Pool and Billiard Association (WPA) Artistic Pool Division (APD) and he currently serves as chaplain for the Men's Pro Tour.
Publications: Former columnist of the "National Billiard News." Steve is currently a freelance writer for "Inside Pool Magazine" and “Professor Q Balls” monthly billiard newspaper. From 2000 – 2004 Steve Lillis served as the Chairman of the World Pool and Billiard Association (WPA) Artistic Pool Division (APD)
Steve Lillis is an Adjunct Professor of English Writing at William Paterson University (WPU) in Wayne, NJ (1999 – Present). WPU email: , WPU phone: 973-720-3800 x1298, fax: 973-720-2915.
College Degrees and Diploma: Steve has an A.S. in Computer Sciencefrom Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ (1999); B.S. in Economics from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN (1986);M.A. in Education with a concentration in Administration and Supervision from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ (1996). Steve is a commissioned missionary with the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne, NJ (2000), with a four year Bible School Diploma from the Hawthorne Evening Bible School in Hawthorne, NJ (2000).
I was blessed to have Christian parents and accepted Jesus Christ at the age of eleven at a Christian Stockade summer camp. During my first year of college I chose to become a pool player and put God on hold.
At age 25, I was no longer known as a pool hustler, but was recognized as an "outstanding professional pool player." I thought that I had really arrived at the "epitome of success!" Indeed, I held the titles of U.S. Navy Champion and State Champion of Colorado, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. I played ten years on the Professional Billiards Tour (1975-1985). Seven times I placed in the Top Ten during a World or National Championship Tournament.
At the age of 34, the Lord spoke to my heart once again and gave me the desire to recommit my life in service for Him. I returned to college and received my BS Degree at the University of Tennessee in 1986, and by His grace, earned my Master's degree in 1996 at St. Peter's College. In 1999 I received a third college degree in Computer Science and then in 2000 completed a four-year Bible school diploma. I am currently serving the Lord as a pool playing missionary, teacher, author, and conference speaker.
My ministry in pool developed as a result of a burden for our young people. My heartfelt commitment is to attract the unsaved to the Lord Jesus and encourage the Body of Christ. I hope to accomplish this through using amazing pool trick shots as a tool to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
My constant prayer is, "Dear precious Lord, use me..."