Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) is a preacher on the forefront of the anti-vampire movement, and the current leader of the Fellowship of the Sun. Steve took up this role after his father's untimely death, who he suspects was murdered by vampires. He is not only hell-bent on ridding the world of all vampires, but also has the power to stir up anti-vampire sentiment in the media.
During the kidnapping of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in season 2, Steve's rage erupts when he scornfully rejects a deal with the vampires who invade the Fellowship of the Sun compound. Stubbornly, he refuses the proposition from Godric (Allan Hyde) that would spare the lives of his followers. Unwilling to sacrifice themselves, his followers abandon him, leaving the fanatical preacher to his cause.
"The war has begun, you evil whore of Satan. You vampires cast the first stone by killing my family! The lines have been drawn. You're either with us or against us. We are prepared for Armageddon."