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
Being Out of Control | Key Takeaway
Friday September 20, 2019christian life •
Control. We love it. We want it. And yet, as Steve points out in this short video, the need for control is the main cause for the loss of spiritual power. Watch and discover the surprising reason why being ‘out of control’ may be the key to God using us in powerful ways.
Steve’s Devotional - What is Your Storm?
Monday September 16, 2019steve's devotional •
What is your storm? Maybe it’s a struggle with cancer, a broken marriage or a painful loss. In Matthew 14, Jesus’ disciples were in a tough storm of their own—scared and unsure.
Talk the Walk | Q&A
Wednesday September 11, 2019christian life •
Steve answers questions in this short video at the book launch party for ‘Talk The Walk.’
Steve’s Devotional - Why Do I Still Feel Guilty?
Monday September 9, 2019steve's devotional •
It’s time for the good news. The Scripture says, “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly [that’s everybody]. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8).
An Improper Messiah | Key Takeaways
Friday September 6, 2019bible teaching •
‘Improper’? Well, Jesus DOES have a history of subverting our expectations and assumptions. Steve explains what he means as he speaks from Mark 10 in this short video.
Talk the Walk Book Release Event
Wednesday September 4, 2019christian life •
Steve speaks at the book launch party for ‘Talk The Walk.’
Nothing is Working and Everybody Knows It.
Monday September 2, 2019steve's letters •
You see, at the heart of who we are—and it’s our biggest sin—is the desire to be autonomous, to be God.
Religion, Rules & Radicals | Key Takeaways
Friday August 30, 2019christian life •
Religion will make you crazy! Rules will crush you! But when you’ve reached the end of your rope, run to God and let Him love you! Hear the rest of the good news in this short video.