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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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Thursday, Jan. 28 (a.m.)
Westgate Christian School
1990 Old Reidville Road
Spartanburg, S.C.

Sunday, Jan. 31 (a.m.)
Faith Baptist Church
220 S. 22nd Street
Lebanon, Pa.

Feb. 1 (11–11:30 a.m.)
Chapel Livestream

Sunday, Feb. 7 (a.m.)
Plantation Baptist Church
11700 NW 28th Court
Plantation, Fla.

Feb. 8 (11–11:30 a.m.)
Chapel Livestream

Feb. 12–13
The Wilds Christian Camp
1000 Wilds Ridge Road
Brevard, N.C.

Sunday, Feb. 28 (a.m.)
Calvary Bible Church
3865 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, Feb. 28 (p.m.)
Bible Baptist Church
2724 Margaret Wallace Road
Matthews, N.C.

Friday, Mar. 5 (a.m.)
Bob Jones Academy
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, S.C.

Sunday, Mar. 7 (a.m.)
Bensalem Baptist Church
3351 Richlieu Road
Bensalem, Pa.

Sunday, Mar. 7 (p.m.)
North Gainesville Baptist Church
6203 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, Fla.

Sunday, Mar. 14 (a.m.)
First Baptist Church of Gallipolis
1100 Fourth Avenue
Gallipolis, Ohio

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