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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.”


Tuesday, June 18 (p.m.)
Inter-City Baptist Church
4700 Allen Road
Allen Park, Mich.

July 1–5
Northland Camp and Conference Center
W10085 Pike Plains Road
Dunbar, Wis.

July 8–12
The Wilds Camp and Conference Center
1000 Wilds Ridge Road
Brevard, N.C.

Sunday, July 21 (a.m.)
Trinity Baptist Church
80 Clinton Street
Concord, N.H.

Sunday, July 21 (p.m.)
Trinity Baptist Church
80 Clinton Street
Concord, N.H.

July 22–27
The Wilds of New England
1181 Deering Center Road
Deering, N.H.

July 28–Aug. 2
Camp Kanesatake
4976 Camp K Lane
Spruce Creek, Pa.

Monday, Sept. 16 (7 p.m.)
Pizza with the President
Bethany Christian School
2601 John R Rd
Troy, Mich.

Monday, Sept. 30 (7 p.m.)
Pizza with the President
Trinity Christian School
80 Clinton St
Concord, N.H.

Monday, Oct. 7 (7 p.m.)
Pizza with the President
Fourth Baptist Church
900 Forestview Ln N
Plymouth, Minn.

Monday, Oct. 28 (7 p.m.)
Pizza with the President
Upper Bucks Christian School
754 E Rockhill Rd
Sellersville, Pa.

Monday, Nov. 4 (7 p.m.)
Pizza with the President
Brookside Baptist Church
4470 Pilgrim Rd
Brookfield, Wis.

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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Contact Information

Office of the President

Office of the President
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC 29614

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.