Have you learned anything else about this Akers family since your post in 2004?
I have located, I think, the WWI and WWII Registration cards for Ben Harry Akers, b. 18 Feb 1883 in Floyd Co., KY.I believe this to be the correct grandfather to Pastor Steve.
His mother's name was Eliza.Sometime around 1897, she married a William Alexander and they are present on the 1910 census, with Ben and his sister, Martha E., living with them in Tarpon Springs, Hillsborough, Florida.Ben's age is listed as 27 and Martha's as 25.
Benjamin is listed as Step-son to William Alexander and as married.Martha is listed as Step-daughter to William Alexander and is single.
This indicates that Ben is not living with his wife, and mother of his baby boy.I have found his wife's line and continue to look for more info.
Eliza and William had been married 13 years, which means Ben’s dad probably died between 1885 and 1896 or they were divorced during that time.
Certainly hope this information rings a bell to someone!!