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
Stop Trying to Get Better
Wednesday June 20, 2018
Are you working at getting better? Any progress? If you’re struggling, I’m here to help.
Steve’s Devotional – Love is Unnatural
Monday June 18, 2018steve's devotional •
God makes a big deal out of love. In fact, our relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ are marked by love. Love is so central to the biblical message you would think that, even if we got everything else wrong, we would at least get love right. If God talks so much about love… Why do we love so little? Why don’t you love? Why don’t I love?
Jesus Still Weeps
Wednesday June 13, 2018incarnation • jesus • salvation •
What kind of God do you believe in? God as Creator and Sustainer of the universe. God as source of value and meaning. God as helper of the weak. God as Judge. While those images of God are all true, they are not complete. God is also One who weeps, whose sorrow is eternal.
Steve’s Devotional - Growing in Grace
Monday June 11, 2018steve's devotional •
Trying to be good and ready to give up? It can be exhausting. How to get better…and it’s not the way you think. Take time to draw away with Steve’s devotional for some grace-filled encouragement.
Perverting the Gospel
Wednesday June 6, 2018steve's letters •
The message of the Gospel is counterintuitive on steroids. It causes trouble when its truth is spoken . . . because it runs so contrary to what people think.
Steve’s Devotional - Our Scars & His
Monday June 4, 2018steve's devotional •
I’m a loner. I’ve often said that I could be a Trappist monk if they would let me bring my wife. In recent years, I’ve realized that that proclivity is simply a way to avoid pain. If I don’t let anybody close, they can’t reject me, and I can’t get hurt.
How to Be a Good and Faithful Servant
Wednesday May 30, 2018christian life •
I’m a preacher of radical grace. And as a cynical, old preacher, I’ve learned some things over the years.
Steve’s Devotional - Why We Don’t Pray
Monday May 28, 2018steve's devotional •
Listen to what Jesus says about prayer: “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14). That is a pretty fantastic statement. If it is true then the most awesome power in the world is prayer power. How do we tap into that power? How do we pray properly?