Steven Lawson



2013 - SJL - from ligoniercenteredDr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. Dr. Lawson hosts The Institute for Expository Preaching in cities around the world. Dr. Lawson is also a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board. Moreover, he is Professor of Preaching and oversees the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, where he also serves on its board. Dr. Lawson is also Professor in Residence for Truth Remains, a work designed to promote and proclaim God’s written Word. Further, Dr. Lawson serves as the Executive Editor for Expositor Magazine published by OnePassion Ministries.

Dr. Lawson has served as a pastor for thirty-four years in Arkansas and Alabama. Most recently, he was senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (BBA), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM), and Reformed Theological Seminary (DMin).

Dr. Lawson is the author of twenty books, his most recent being The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield. His other books include 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 in the Holman Old Testament Commentary Series. He is the series editor for The Long Line of Godly Men series with Reformation Trust.

Dr. Lawson’s books have been translated into many languages, including Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Albanian, Korean, and Indonesian. He has contributed articles to such magazines and theological journals as Expositor, Tabletalk, The Banner of Truth, The Master’s Seminary Journal, The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, Bibliotheca Sacra, Decision, Discipleship Journal, and others.

Dr. Lawson’s preaching ministry takes him around the world, which has included throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Mexico, and Canada. Likewise, he speaks at conferences throughout the United States, including Shepherds’ Conference and Ligonier Ministries National and Regional Conferences.

Dr. Lawson and his wife, Anne, have three sons, Andrew, James, and John, and a daughter, Grace Anne.