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
Grace is a Hug
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Calvinists don’t do whimsy. We’re too serious for that.
Steve’s Devotional - It Isn’t Always a Wonderful Life
Tuesday January 22, 2019steve's devotional •
It’s really true. Every day the world rolls over on someone who was just sitting on top of it. Are you sitting on top of the world? Or are you squashed under its weight?
The Really Good News
Wednesday January 16, 2019christian life •
What is the purpose of God’s law? What is the best way to live? What does it mean to be a Christian? If you’re simply tired of constantly trying to make it on your own, I’ve got some really good news for you from God himself.
Steve’s Devotional – You Have a Bright Future
Monday January 14, 2019steve's devotional •
If God is in charge of the future (and he is)…then we can dream. After all, God has built the very foundations upon which the future sits.
Why the Church Matters
Wednesday January 9, 2019christian life •
Some Christians believe that when they come to know Christ, that is all there is to it. We have all heard and maybe even said ourselves, “My religion is something between God and me. It is no one’s business but mine!” If you feel this way, then you’re in for a surprise.
Steve’s Devotional – The Cost of Getting Over Your Fear
Monday January 7, 2019steve's devotional •
When you get right down to it, most people are not as interested in freedom as they are in security. Given the clear option between freedom (with its attendant responsibility and problems) and dictatorship (with its attendant structure and limits), most people pick dictatorship every time. Why? Because we want to be secure and safe, not free and responsible.
I Hate Change!
Wednesday January 2, 2019
Do you feel like life is spinning out of control? Do you hate change? You’re certainly not alone. Steve hates change too. Check out his blog to find out why and how the God of all grace can give us a rock on which to stand.
I’m Not Into Guilt So Count Me Out
Monday December 31, 2018steve's letters •
Again, you can do what you want, but I’m not into new beginnings, clean slates or resolutions.