Steve Crouse, D.Min., Ph.D.

steve crouse

Senior Campus Pastor | Chief Spiritual Formation Officer,
Professor of Spiritual Formation and Ministry
Department: Executive Leadership Council
Location: Steve Crouse, D.Min., Ph.D.

  • Teaching & Education

    B.S, Gardner-Webb University 

    M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 

    D.Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

    Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

  • Professional Experience

    My experiences include serving twelve years as a minister of youth and worship leader, 30 years experience in campus ministry, 30 years experience in executive leadership, 28 years experience in teaching at the college and university levels. 



  • My Story

    I love students and have given my life to serve and teach them. I received Christ when I was in elementary school. During my junior year of high school, I surrendered to God’s call to ministry. I had a poster early in my ministry that read, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” As a minister, I am not content to feed people for a day. Rather my goal is to teach them to feed themselves from God’s Word as they walk in fellowship with him for a lifetime. The Lord commanded his followers to make disciples through evangelism and by teaching obedience to all that Christ commands. While discipleship involves both, it is more caught than taught. As I teach, I pray that my students will become fully devoted followers of Christ who have a heart to share him through gospel conversations. As these conversations lead to conversion, I pray these new believers will be discipled to share Christ and continue the disciple-making process to the glory of God.