Be strong and of good courage,
do not fear nor be afraid of them; f
or the Lord your God,
He is the One who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.
President, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
Steve and his wife, Terry, have four adult children—Rebecca, Rachel, Stephen Jr. and Michael—four grandsons and a granddaughter. As BJU’s president, he leads BJU with a firm reliance on the absolute authority of Scripture and a thorough integration of a biblical worldview into academic programs and student life.
Pettit seeks to inspire students to serve Christ vocationally through the knowledge they gain at BJU in their respective fields of study. With a deep burden for this generation of young people, Pettit devotes a large portion of his ministry to inspiring young people to pursue relational discipleship while reflecting a commitment to godly living. A gifted communicator and expositor of the Scriptures, Pettit regularly speaks at BJU and in churches, Christian schools, colleges, camps, and conferences around the world.
Prior to being elected BJU president, he served for 29 years as president of the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Association. In this ministry, Pettit emphasized revival and evangelism as he conducted over 800 campaigns throughout the United States and preached in over 21 countries.