Steven Lawson Biography
While most modern pastors are focused on displaying a celebrity lifestyle, the older ones are preaching the meat of the Word of God and equipping their followers with every knowledge of God. Dr Steve Lawson is one of the pastors of old who have held on to salvation for close to 50 years. He is an example of God using a man from his youth to his old age. Lawson is the President and Founder of One Passion Ministries. He is also an executive editor for Expositor Magazine published by One Passion Ministries.
Steven Lawson’s Age, Family, and Wife
Dr. Lawson was born on 13th April 1951 to conservative parents. From them, he learned the value of living according to the Christian ways. Like his parents, he chose to be a Christian and do more exploits. Mr. Lawson is married to Anne Crowell and together they have 4 children. 3 sons and a daughter. In 2023, they celebrated 42 years of marriage.
Steven Lawson Education and Ministry
Lawson’s passion for the gospel had him studying theology at Texas Tech University. He later went to Dallas Theological Seminary for his master’s and later to Reformed Theological Seminary for his doctorate.
He started serving as a young pastor at the University of Baptist Church for one year before moving to the Bible Church of Little Rock as a senior pastor for 14 years.
In 1995, Mr. Lawson moved to Alabama where he became a senior pastor for Dauphin Way Baptist Church. After serving there for 8 years, he joined Christ Fellowship Baptist Church as the senior pastor before finding his ministry One Passion Ministries in 2015.
The purpose of his ministry is to stir a deep passion for the word of God and His glory to his people. The ministry has a deliberate desire to train pastors and preachers about expository preaching, which involves revealing the word of God in a simple and balanced way to the listeners. In this style of preaching, Dr. Lawson emphasizes the need to center every word of the preacher from the Bible. The ministry accomplishes its goals by hosting national and international conferences to train the attendants in the art and science of expository preaching. One Passion ministry also achieves its goals through delving into Church history.
Steven Lawson Influence
Dr. Steven’s passion for the gospel has earned him the opportunity to lecture masters and doctoral programs at The Master’s Seminary and also a board member of The Master’s Seminary and College. He is a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministry and a Council Member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
The long-serving pastor is also the author of 33 books, the most popular being The Kind of Preaching God Blesses, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, Foundations of Grace, Pillars of Grace, Famine in the Land, Psalms volumes 1 and 2 and Job and the most recent Called to Preach: Fulfilling the High Calling of Expository Preaching.
Steven Lawson’s Challenges as a Christian
Dr. Steven has faced many challenges in his ministry as a pastor, particularly when he was a young leader. One of the greatest challenges was preaching the doctrine of grace to an audience that lacked knowledge of the doctrine. He was, however, able to overcome these challenges by sitting strong under expository preaching, having a mentor, being surrounded by spiritually mature people, and being an avid reader of Christian books.
Steven Lawson remains one of the most influential Christians of this age. He has remained grounded in the word of God in a time when many people are engaging in extrabiblical practices. Dr. Steven is a leader and mentor to many Christians of this generation. His passion for God can only be likened to Lou Engle, who has a passion for evangelism.
Dr Steve Lawson Summary of Personal Details
Marital Status: Married
Height: probably 5 feet and 11 inches