"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Dr. Scott Stevens has extensive experience in local church ministry, Christian higher education, and Christian resource creation and delivery. He serves as the Dean of Spiritual Life at East Texas Baptist University, and he also teaches youth ministry and religious education courses in the Religion Department as an Associate Professor of Christian Ministry. Before coming to ETBU, Scott served as the Publisher for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, as the Director of LifeWay Students in Nashville, TN, as an Assistant Professor in the School of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University, and before that as a full-time youth minister. Dr. Stevens earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University, and a M.A.R.E,, and a Ph.D. in Educational Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His publications include "A Study of the Relationship Between Faith Maturity and Job Satisfaction Among Full-Time Youth Ministers Serving the Six Hundred Largest Churches in the State of Texas (2001)," he was the founding editor and creator of "Leading Student Ministry magazine (2003-2005)," contributed a chapter on "Worship" to the book Basic Student Ministry in the Kingdom-Focused Church (2003), was the co-author of the book "Are You Developing Students or Your Student Ministry? (2010)," contributed a chapter entitled "Reach and Attract Youth/Collegiate Students and Their Families" to the book Youth/Collegiate Christian Education: 12 Essentials for Effective Church Ministry to Students and Their Families (2015), and has written devotionals and curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources and BaptistWay Press. Scott's mission is to equip and encourage ETBU students to know Christ, own their faith, and make their faith known.