Meet the McCroreys
Steve and Tanya McCrorey have been members of BCAME for 24 years. The McCroreys serve in excellence as the leaders of the marriage ministry, the also serve our Trustee Board, Women's Missionary Society, Church School and varous other ministries in the church. Steve and Tanya will celebrate 27 years of marriage this September. The McCroreys will tell you that the secret to a successful marriage rest on the three P's - Prayer, perserverance and patience. Steve and Tanya also say that you need to listen to each other and have some fun!
The McCroreys started gardening together this spring and both love to travel. Tanya enjoys mentoring, particularly novice educators and working in her sorority as a leader and community volunteer. She is also an avid shopper and loves hunting for bargains. Steve spent several years coaching youth sports. He loves to cook and started an herb garden this spring. One thing he really enjoys cooking, particularly smoking food. Along with the usual brisket, ribs, chicken and pork he cures and smokes homemade bacon
• Tanya was born in Birmingham, AL. She graduated from The Alabama School of Fine Arts as well as the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Alabama State University, receiving a Bachelor and Master’s degree respectively in Elementary Education. She has been in the field of education for 30 plus years and is currently employed with Fort Worth ISD as a teacher at David K. Sellars Elementary School.
Steve was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Transportation and Logistics. Steve worked for BNSF Railroad for 31 years and is currently” testing out” retirement. The couple met in 1992 when Steve accepted a position in Birmingham, and they married in 1993. They relocated to Texas in January 1996. The have 3 children Sierra Nicole, Jessika Mari and Jared James. Sierra currently is a senior at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Speech Language Pathology. She is employed with Target Corporation as a Guest Services advocate. Jessika is a senior at Texas Southern University in Houston majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. Jessika is an advocate for social justice and exploring post graduate studies into law school. Jared is a graduating senior from the University of Arkansas receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business this summer, Majoring in Supply Chain Management. After graduating he will start the Management Training program for Cintas Corporation.
Tanya loves the book of Psalms and Proverbs from the Bible which encompass many scriptural guides for living. Steve often goes to Proverbs 3:5-6, particularly in times such as these, while we are experiencing a Global pandemic as well as civil and racial unrest in our world.
Tanya is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as well as member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated. Fun Fact- she participated in a 2 year “Teachers in Space” program sponsored by NASA at Huntsville Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL and Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Steve is a member of BCAME Trustee board, Stewardship and Finance Committee and has served as a Church School teacher for both the Teen and Men’s Bible class. Fun Fact – He learned to play 5 instruments before turning 13 years.
Both have mothers that are retired educators. Steve’s Mother is a former elementary school principal and life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Tanya’s mother a former elementary school educator and Life Member of AME Women’s Missionary Society and National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa.
Steve and Tanya's family mantra ---"We are a family embedded with core values to make a positive impact in the world that we live"- meet the McCroreys.