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
You Can’t Do It On Your Own
Wednesday July 19, 2017grace 101 •
Grace literally means “favor.” When it refers to God, it means the unmerited favor of God toward us. In fact, grace is an attribute of God. God doesn’t just act in a gracious way. God is defined by grace. God is grace.
The Path of the Cross
Monday July 17, 2017steve's devotional •
The source of almost all spiritual problems is an inappropriate effort to avoid the cross. When we, as the church, turn away from the cross, we miss the path that God gave us—the path to freedom, joy, faithfulness and forgiveness. It’s the only way there.
Self-Righteousness: The Secret to Getting Better
Wednesday July 12, 2017christian life •
I’m an expert on self-righteousness…and you are too. It’s perhaps the most dangerous of all human sins. And we’re guilty of it.
Steve’s Devotional - We Owe Love…Even When Treated Like Dirt
Monday July 10, 2017steve's devotional •
We have one obligation: Love. That’s what the Apostle Paul, in Romans 13, teaches. In fact, in comparison to other major world religions, the place where the Christian faith is totally unique is in its understanding of love. Let’s take a closer look at this obligation and what it means.
Being Right Can Make Us Weird
Wednesday July 5, 2017steve's letters •
The good news of the book is that we’re right and they’re wrong. The bad news is that being right is a very dangerous and destructive place for a Christian to live.
Steve’s Devotional - How to Make Your Problems Worse
Monday July 3, 2017steve's devotional •
Do you only make your problems worse…instead of better? Take time to draw away with Steve’s devotional, a reminder of God’s love and rescue when we need it the most.
How Can I Be Assured of My Salvation?
Wednesday June 28, 2017salvation •
One of the most asked questions we get here at Key Life is, “How can I be sure that I’m saved?” If you have doubts, or if you know someone who struggles with assurance of salvation, please read this article from Steve and pass it on.
Monday June 26, 2017steve's devotional •
If following Christ frustrates you because you have tried so often and failed so miserably, let me welcome you to the club.