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Office of the President – Steve Pettit

The investiture of Steve Pettit as the 5th president of BJU took place on Sept. 19. Learn more about or watch the investiture.

If Steve Pettit were to summarize his role as president of Bob Jones University in a word, that word would be service. But it’s not a type of service that has its ultimate end in BJU. Rather, he sees BJU as educating people who are Gospel-oriented. “They are God’s people walking around in this world as pilgrims on their way towards Heaven,” he says, “spreading the light of the Gospel wherever they go.”

His desire is to see the entire university community embody this vision. “It’s about developing people with a kind of character that serves and loves people. So love has to be modeled by everybody that works and teaches here. A disciple-maker and a leader are not two different things. They are the same thing.”

About Steve Pettit

Steve Pettit became the fifth president of BJU in May of 2014. (Read about the presidential announcement.) An alumnus of BJU, Pettit previously served on the Board of Trustees.

He earned a BS in business administration from The Citadel in 1978 and a MA in pastoral studies from BJU Seminary in 1980.

Following his BJU graduation, both he and his wife, Terry, saw their calling in pastoral ministry and evangelism. For five years, Pettit served as youth pastor for First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Michigan, before entering full-time evangelism.

In the following 29 years, the Pettits traveled year-round in evangelism, conducting more than 800 campaigns, crusades and camps throughout the United States and preaching in 21 countries.

Itinerary

November 2, 2014
Beth Eden Baptist Church
Wheat Ridge, CO

November 9, 2014
Walnut Creek Baptist Church
Erie, PA

November 16, 2014 a.m.
Calvary Independent Baptist Church
Huntingdon, PA

November 16, 2014 p.m.
Friendship Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC

December 3, 2014
GFA: Ministry Advance Training Retreat
Flat Rock, NC

At a Glance

Elected
May 2014


Education

  • MA, Bob Jones University, 1980
    Pastoral Studies
  • BS, The Citadel, 1978
    Business Administration

Family

Wife, Terry, and 4 children

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet
Biography

University Leadership

President’s Administrative Cabinet


Contact Information

Email
Office of the President

Address
Office of the President
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC 29614