Senior Vice President
2001 W. Plano Parkway
Plano TX 75075
Probe web site: www.probe.org
Steve Cable is the Senior Vice President of Probe Ministries. He speaks for Probe conferences and writes for the national Probe radio broadcast. He also assists in developing strategies to expand the impact of Probe's resources in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Probe, Steve spent over 25 years in the telecommunications industry. Steve and his wife Patti have served as Bible teachers for over 30 years, helping people apply God's word to every aspect of their lives. Steve has extensive, practical experience applying a Christian worldview to the dynamic, competitive high-tech world that is rapidly becoming a dominant aspect of our society.
Steve grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He has been married to his wife Patti since 1976. They have three daughters, Kristen, Cassandra and Hannah. They are members of Prairie Creek Baptist Church, Plano, Texas.
Rice University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Math Science, magna cum laude
Rice University, Masters in Electrical Engineering
Southern Methodist University, Post graduate courses
Rockwell International, Engineering Executive Training
Rockwell International, Executive Training
Honors: National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, George Brown Engineering Scholarship
Steve has been actively involved in Christian ministries since becoming a Christian at the age of 16. In college, he was active in both Campus Crusade for Christ and the Baptist Student Union (BSU). Through the BSU, he spent the summer of 1976 as a student missionary in Bangladesh. This experience contributed to a lifelong commitment to world missions and a global ministry vision.
For the past 25 years, Steve and Patti have been continuously involved in pastoring and teaching adults. This ministry has included leading ministries to young single adults and to engaged/recently married couples. At Seacoast Community Church in Encinitas, California, where Steve served as an elder, Steve and Patti helped initiate and served as pastors for Great Beginnings, a ministry to engaged and recently married couples. In addition to the pasturing/teaching role, Steve has been active in leading small group discipleship, teaching Bible courses and apologetics, and leading inductive Bible study groups. Steve currently leads an adult Bible fellowship for empty nesters and serves as a Bible teacher for the School of Christian Growth of Prairie Creek Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
Prior to joining Probe, Steve spent 27 years in the telecommunications industry as a communications systems engineer and in executive management.
In 21 years with Rockwell International, Steve led the design and fielding communications systems for government and commercial applications. During his tenure with Rockwell, Steve held positions in engineering and executive management, including Director of Engineering, Division General Manager and VP of Global Wireless. In 1985, Steve was named Engineer of the Year for his division.
After leaving Rockwell, Steve spent 6 years as a corporate officer of ViaSat serving as VP of Strategic Development and then VP/GM Broadband Systems Division. ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. Products include satellite ground equipment, information security devices, tactical data radios, and communication simulators.
Steve's career in telecommunications allowed him to be involved in forefront of some of the technologies shaping our world: the Internet, mobile telephony, GPS and satellite communications.
In the late 1970's and early 80's, he was a project engineer for advanced communications programs working directly with Dr. Vint Cerf of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. government. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.
As VP/GM for ViaSat Broadband Systems, Steve was instrumental in harnessing satellites to bring broadband Internet connections both to commercial airline flights and to underserved homes and businesses around the globe.
His business experience includes providing services around the globe in collaboration with many foreign companies. Steve has worked directly in many countries including Australia, France, Thailand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Korea, Luxemburg and China.
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