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Office of the President – Steve Pettit

Steve Pettit

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.”

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Sunday, June 13 (p.m.)
Florence Baptist Temple
2308 S. Irby Street
Florence, S.C.

Sunday, June 20 (a.m.)
Faith Baptist Church
4105 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, Va.

Sunday, June 27 (a.m.)
First Baptist Church of Gowensville
5650 N. Highway 14
Landrum, S.C.

Sunday, July 11 (a.m.)
Cedar Shoals Baptist Church
1045 Cooley Bridge Road
Belton, S.C.

Sunday, July 11 (p.m.)
Beryl Baptist Church
873 Main Street
Vilonia, Ark.

July 12–16
The Wilds Christian Camp
1000 Wilds Ridge Road
Brevard, N.C.

July 18–23
Camp Kanesatake
4976 Camp Kanesatake Lane
Spruce Creek, Pa.

Sunday, July 25 (a.m.)
Freedom Baptist Church
7207 State Road 21
Keystone Heights, Fla.

July 26–30
The Wilds of New England
1181 Deering Center Road
Deering, N.H.

Sunday, Aug. 1 (a.m.)
Bucksport Bible Church
18 Central Street
Bucksport, Maine

Sunday, Aug. 1 (p.m.)
West Hampden Baptist Church
574Western Avenue
Hampden, Maine

Monday, Aug. 2 (p.m.)
Bible Baptist Church
896 U. S. Highway 1
Hancock, Maine

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 an 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.

At a Glance

May 2014


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


Wife, Terry, and 4 children

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Office of the President

Office of the President
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC 29614