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Steve Bonner 

College of Bible - Undergraduate

Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Bible


Steven Bonner serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Bible and Professor of Christian ministry. He attended Lipscomb University where he received his B.A., M.A., and M.Div. He then received his D.Min. in Youth, Family, & Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. Through much of his career, his research interests focused on adolescent psychosocial development, now they lie in the application of systems theory to leadership and organizational dynamics. To that end, Steven recently earned an M.A. in Conflict Management and is now certified as an Executive Coach. He has received two grants totaling over $1.6 million dollars, has served as the president of the national Association of Youth Ministry Educators, and has published Understanding the Changing Adolescent in "Adoptive Youth Ministry" and Understanding Childhood Spirituality in "Along the Way". Steve and his wife, Amy, live in Franklin, TN and have three grown children