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 eight 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 and 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) by Howard/Simon & Schuster Publishing and Hidden Agendas: Dropping the Masks That Keep Us Apart (2016) by 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, Inter Varsity, Plain Truth, Today’s Christian Woman, Preaching and Table-Talk.
Is a former disk jockey and newsman at radio stations in Boston, MA; 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
Are You a Control Freak?
Monday August 20, 2018christian life •
I’m into control. I’m the adult child of an alcoholic and that’s our M.O. We know that every time we’re out of control we get hurt. So I learned to talk well because I could control people with words.
Afraid, Confused, Searching and Doubting
Wednesday August 15, 2018christian life •
One of the great things about the Bible is that it allows us to see people the way they really are. Moses made it bush by bush. Peter, James, John, Paul and Timothy made it the same way—bush-by-bush, sin-by-sin, doctrine-by-doctrine, step-by-step.
Don’t Forget the Tears
Monday August 13, 2018steve's devotional •
Lately, I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to how we relate to the world. We don’t live in Kansas anymore and therein is the problem.
Including the Excluded
Wednesday August 8, 2018christian life •
Sometimes being excluded is so painful that one will do almost anything to be included.
Go Tell John (and Steve)
Monday August 6, 2018steve's devotional •
The story of John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, is a story of faithfulness to God…even when it would have been easier to do something else.
Why People Are Leaving the Church
Wednesday August 1, 2018steve's letters •
Have you ever listened to Sunday morning radio? Almost all of it is preachers, politicians, pablum and promoters. I can take only so many sermons; I’m tired of politics; I don’t like most of the music; and the promoters were lying about growing hair.
Steve’s Devotional - We Owe Love…Even When Treated Like Dirt
Monday July 30, 2018steve's devotional •
We have one obligation: Love. That’s what the Apostle Paul, in Romans 13, teaches. In fact, in comparison to other major world religions, the place where the Christian faith is totally unique is in its understanding of love. Let’s take a closer look at this obligation and what it means.
Where is God in Our Pain?
Wednesday July 25, 2018christian life •
I’ve been doing this for a lot of years. I’ve cleaned up after more suicides, buried more babies, stood by more deathbeds and watched the pain of more people than I can even remember. And each time it’s fresh and horrible.