The voice you believe will determine the future you will experience is what Steven Furtick says. Larry Steven Furtick, Jr. is a pastor, speaker, author, and Christian gospel music director. He was born on February 19, 1980, in Monk’s Corner, South Carolina. He attended his mother’s church.
At 16, Steven Furtick read Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala. He believed he was called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Steven prepared at work and in a pet cemetery. He listened to powerful Pentecostal audio sermons. At 17, he was born again. His friends were invited to his hard-rock CD bonfire celebration. Steven became sold out to evangelism and Taco Bell was his favorite witnessing place.
At 19, Steven Furtick enrolled in college. Fire was shut up in his bones. He wanted to preach. After two Bible studies, God gave Steven, Little Debbie Snack, Church plans to use during the Sunday Sermons.
Proverbs 11:30 states…He that winneth souls is wise.
His dorm congregants loved his menu. The self-made dorm chaplain preached at Greenville churches and back home. After hearing him, his alcoholic father accepted Christ. Steven has a B.A. in Communications from Southern Baptist’s North Greenville University and a Master’s of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, home of the Adrian Rogers Library.
At 22, Steven Furtick, the maternal grandson of a Methodist preacher, met Holly. Her father was a Baptist minister. Agreeing to keep their purity vows, they waited to kiss at the wedding. God said, “Go to Charlotte!” Billy Graham’s birthplace didn’t look like it needed any churches. At 25, the future Furtick pastors and 7 motivated families moved to Charlotte, NC. The SBC and others helped Elevation Church open on February 5, 2006. In 2013, Outreach Magazine ranked EC at 15 out of 100 top U.S. churches for rapid church growth. Today, the 10 campus enrollment is over 30,000. The church aims to reach people far from God and see them raised to life in Christ.
Author Steven Furtick wrote Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible (2010). His two bestsellers are Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life (2012) and Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others (2014). Steven is also a dynamic speaker. He spoke at special events for Brian Houston, T.D. Jakes, and others.
Before you were born – before any of your defects were apparent to you – they were absolutely apparent to God. That didn’t stop Him from calling your name and setting you apart. He placed you on the earth at a certain time for a pre-decided purpose. _ Steven Furtick
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