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).
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Books by Steve Brown
Articles By Steve Brown
Steve’s Devotional - Jesus is Here
Monday September 25, 2017steve's devotional •
A lot happened in the past that affects both our present and future.
Why Not Sin?
Wednesday September 20, 2017grace 101 •
Why not sin if we enjoy it so much? There are a number of reasons.
Steve’s Devotional - Forgiven & Forgotten
Monday September 18, 2017steve's devotional •
What do you do with guilt? Is true forgiveness even possible? Draw away this week with Steve’s devotional for some good news…some very good news.
Freedom, Joy…and Dancing
Wednesday September 13, 2017holy spirit •
Somewhere we have missed something very important about the Christian faith. What we believe is called the “gospel,” and that means “good news.” It has to do with an elusive thing called joy, and somewhere in our efforts to be good and to make others good, to be faithful, and to be holy, we have lost the joy.
Steve’s Devotional – God is Not a Monster
Monday September 11, 2017steve's devotional •
What does one think in the face of tragedy? What does one say? More important, what does one think and say about God? Is God a monster or can he be trusted?
When God is Silent
Wednesday September 6, 2017steve's letters •
But as I’ve thought about the subject of God’s silence, I’ve discovered three places where God hardly ever talks to me.
Steve’s Devotional - Obedience is Dangerous
Monday September 4, 2017steve'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.
Freedom Scares Pharisees to Death
Wednesday August 30, 2017christian life •
Freedom has the power to take away, destroy, break down, and frighten. And it is this very power that we fear. While this may seem a bit harsh, please know that I’m not preaching. I’m doing my best not to be self-righteous about the self-righteous. I don’t want to be a Pharisee about Pharisees. But the truth is, freedom really does scare the Pharisees to death. The question is why?