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
Steve’s Devotional - Never Work for God
Monday September 17, 2018steve's devotional •
My friend Bruce once said that we should never “work for God.” That sounds like heresy until you hear his explanation: “Stay his child. Working for God always has and always will stink. Being God’s son or daughter and enjoying the privileges of adoption is a blessing of unimagined proportions. Satan’s goal in your life is to have you get from son/heir to day laborer. Don’t make the trade.”
Where to Draw the Line
Wednesday September 12, 2018christian life •
I know what you’re saying, “I knew it! Here comes the catch. After all his teaching on grace, Steve is just like the rest. You’re free—but here are a few rules.”
Steve’s Devotional - Obedience is Dangerous
Monday September 10, 2018steve's devotional •
Let me give you a truth that may shock you: The most dangerous threat to your walk with God is your obedience…when you’re aware of it. Obsession with getting better is probably the biggest reason we don’t get better.
Truth Matters - FREE Chapter!
Monday September 10, 2018updates •
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Friday September 7, 2018steve's sermons •
“I’m not exactly sure how I was saved. I think I was hugged in the dark… and I didn’t want it, and I didn’t beg for it, it just happened.” - Steve Brown
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Wednesday September 5, 2018
When the “father of lies” accuses me, I can say, “Leave me alone and go back to hell where you belong! I’ve been there and done that, and God has always been faithful.”
Steve’s Devotional – How to Go to God
Monday September 3, 2018steve's devotional •
So the questions are: If you aren’t on speaking terms with Jesus, what do you say? How do you act? What should you expect? When you go to God, if you go to him, how should you do it? Let’s find some answers in Mark 2:1-12.
It’s Him…the Holy Spirit
Wednesday August 29, 2018holy spirit •
One of the central problems with modernity and the Christian faith is the belief that being a Christian and walking with Christ is just a matter of getting the propositions of truth right.