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
Steve’s Devotional - Jesus is Big on Forgiveness
Monday May 20, 2019steve's devotional •
Jesus is big on forgiveness. Forgiveness wasn’t just a casual sidebar to Christ’s teaching. It was central and repeated often. We desperately need forgiveness. We get it and we’re called to give it.
Silence is Golden
Wednesday May 15, 2019christian life •
Sometimes it is best to be silent and to let love, freedom, and joy do the talking.
Don’t Waste Your Sin
Monday May 13, 2019steve's devotional •
I’m tired of people constantly urging me to change the world, make a difference and prove my life counts.
We Can’t Stop, Change, Derail, Prevent, or Slow God’s Work in Our Lives
Wednesday May 8, 2019steve's letters •
The future of grace‒because of the immutability of God‒is that you, like me, will be surprised by what God has done.
Steve’s Devotional - Perfectoinism
Monday May 6, 2019steve's devotional •
Struggle with perfectionism? Here’s a devotional from Steve Brown to help you draw away from the constant pressure to measure up and toward the freedom of God’s grace. We hope you’ll find some time to read it over the weekend.
Christians Are Right
Wednesday May 1, 2019scripture •
This is not about Christians being right and everybody else being wrong. It is about believing the right truth in the right way.
Steve’s Devotional - I’m Still Here
Monday April 29, 2019steve's devotional •
The question is: Why am I still here? And why are you still here?
What is God Like?
Wednesday April 24, 2019grace 101 •
Christ is the standard for everything a Christian should think about God.