Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.
Received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from High Point College, High Point, North Carolina.
Received an S.T.B. degree from Boston University School of Theology.
Married to the former Anna Williamson of Dublin, Georgia.
Is the father of two daughters and grandfather of three granddaughters.
Is the Founder of Key Life Network, Inc. (www.keylife.org) and Bible teacher on the national radio program Key Life. This weekday 15-minute broadcast and the 1-minute feature, You Think About That are currently heard on over 600 outlets. (Key Life Network yearly sends out over 350,000 CDs, magazines and pieces of printed literature at no charge.) Key Life Network also has a ministry dedicated specifically to pastors. This can also be found at www.keylife.org.
Is the host on the talk show, “Steve Brown, Etc.” (streamed on the internet at www.keylife.org and aired on the Salem Radio Network on weekends).
Is Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and also at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
Is the former pastor of Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, Key Biscayne, FL; First Presbyterian Church, Quincy, MA; and East Dennis Community Church, East Dennis, MA.
Authored two books with Flemming H. Revell: Where the Action Is (1971) and So Now You Are A Christian (1972 - republished in 1990 under the revised title Welcome To The Family).
Authored nine books with Baker Book House: If Jesus Has Come (1992), How To Talk So People Will Listen (1993 – republished in 2014 – revised and expanded), Born Free, Living Free, If God Is In Charge (1994), When Your Rope Breaks (1996), Jumping Hurdles (1997), When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough (1990) and Follow the Wind (1999).
Authored additional books: Approaching God (1996 – revised 2008), A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel (2004), What Was I Thinking: Things I’ve Learned Since I Knew It All (2006), Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad at You (2012) with Howard/Simon & Schuster Publishing, and Hidden Agendas: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart (2016) with New Growth Press.
Is a former member of the Board of Directors of Christianity Today and Harvest, USA.
Has authored numerous articles in such publications as Leadership, Decision, InterVarsity, Plain Truth, Today’s Christian Woman, Preaching and Tabletalk.
Is a former disk jockey and newsman at radio stations in Boston, MA; and Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC.
Is a much-in-demand keynote speaker and Bible teacher (delivered the Spurgeon Lectures at Conservative Baptist Seminary, Denver, CO).
Books by Steve Brown
Articles By Steve Brown
Christ the King | Key Takeaways
Friday April 3, 2020incarnation • jesus • scripture •
Were the crowds praising Jesus upon his entry into Jerusalem the same people crying out for him to be crucified days later? Steve has an answer for you and – no surprise – it’s not the answer you’ll typically hear for this question.
Easter for Harvey Weinstein?
Wednesday April 1, 2020christian life •
Believe it or not, I felt compassion for Harvey Weinstein, a wave of sadness, because he had no hope.
Don’t Forget To Remember | A Special Coronavirus Message from Steve Brown
Monday March 30, 2020christian life •
Whenever any new crisis like the coronavirus happens it’s so easy to go into panic mode.
The Tears of Jesus | Key Takeaways
Friday March 27, 2020christian life •
Have you ever considered… Jesus didn’t just come to keep you from being lonely; He came to BE lonely. Watch and discover the mind-blowing difference that ‘identification’ makes in our lives.
Why are Christians Such Pains? Four Reasons
Wednesday March 25, 2020christian life •
How can the followers of One so loving be so unloving? How can the followers of One so gracious be so ungracious? How can the followers of One who brought such good news turn it into such bad news? How can those of us who follow such a gracious Master be…well…such pains?
Steve’s Devotional - When the Fire is Hot
Monday March 23, 2020steve's devotional •
Are you trapped in a fire and it’s only getting hotter? “Never doubt in the dark what God has taught you in the light.” That sounds good…until you find yourself in the dark and can see no way out.
Steve Brown | Quarantine Edition
Monday March 23, 2020pain & suffering •
This week on Steve Brown, Etc. we’re playing it safe: sanitized mics and 100% guest-free. Hang out as we discuss our quarantine plans and – more important – God’s goodness and provision.
The Laughter of the Redeemed | Key Takeaways
Friday March 20, 2020christian life •
Jesus and laughter go together. Been a while since you’ve chuckled? Let Steve Brown remind you about the ‘foolishness’ worth smiling about in this short sermon.