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
Run to Jesus
Wednesday March 20, 2019christian life •
Do you want to be forgiven? Do you want something more in life? The fact is we can live lives of forgiveness, meaning, joy and real freedom…but not on our own terms.
Steve’s Devotional - The Good Shepherd
Monday March 18, 2019steve's devotional •
Sheep are just plain dumb. If you are a cattle rancher, you can just let them go out and they will pretty much take care of themselves, but sheep can’t do anything. They require endless attention and meticulous care. Did you know that sheep, more than any other animal, have a mob instinct? If you can get two or three sheep to do something, then you can get the rest to do it. Sheep are also known for their stubbornness. If a sheep learns to do something a certain way, it is almost impossible to teach it any other way. Sheep are the most timid and the most frightened of all the animals. They will run from anything that poses even the slightest danger.
When Getting Better Doesn’t Matter
Wednesday March 13, 2019grace 101 •
Are you constantly trying to “get better”? How’s it working for you? Chances are, it’s up and down. One step forward, two steps back. No wonder you’re tired. So why not just give up? Check out Steve’s blog for some grace-filled relief.
Steve’s Devotional - Daring to Doubt
Monday March 11, 2019steve's devotional •
Do you have doubts about the faith? “No,” you say, “I’ve been a Christian for years.” You don’t understand. I didn’t ask if you were a Christian or not. I asked if you had some doubts, perhaps a nagging question in the back of your mind, “Is this stuff really true?” It’s okay to ask that question. In fact, it’s normal.
The Key to Life and Poker
Wednesday March 6, 2019steve's letters •
Giving up control—thus enjoying vacations, Christmas and church—is saying to a loving God, “I don’t care where we go, what we do, or how long it takes, as long as I’m with you.”
Steve’s Devotional – 5 Ways to Know God’s Will
Monday March 4, 2019
God is not in the business of keeping his will from us. To hear some people talk, you would think he was. Jesus said, “Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Mark 3:35). Most Christians want that kind of relationship, but they don’t know what the will of God is, much less how to do it.
Big on Church
Wednesday February 27, 2019church •
It’s a miracle the church is still here. If you don’t like misunderstanding, bad communication, sin, anger and confusion, join a service club and stay away from the church.
7 Out of 10 People Have a Broken Heart
Monday February 25, 2019steve's devotional •
In the midst of your storm, God really does love you. So don’t be afraid to risk and to run to him.