I am Steve Lawson, the author of the newly released book Giant Killers: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities. I am a husband, father, writer, speaker, pastor, entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast.
This is my personal blog. It is focused on the transforming power of God’s amazing grace. My mission is to see people both inside and outside the church to begin to understand and experience God’s grace in every area of their lives like never before.
Steve Lawson: My Biography
I have always been a self-starter. While in college, I taught gymnastics in the Dallas area and eventually opened my own gym. During my time coaching gymnastics, I began selling gymnastics equipment and eventually got into manufacturing. My company, Progressive Sports and Fitness, manufactured competition trampolines and tumbling floors which were sold all over the world. My tumbling floors are still used at every Power Tumbling World Championships as well as the USA National Championships.
After about ten years, my heart began to change as God began to call me into ministry. Through a series of events, God convinced my wife, Karen, and I to start a church (believe me, we put up a fight), and we planted Grace Community Church in my home town of Greenville, Texas in the spring of 1998. Just recently, after 17 years as the senior pastor, God began working on my heart again, and I stepped down to pursue writing and speaking full time.
My education consists of a bachelors in Business Administration from the University of North Texas. I absolutely hated school when I was younger. I managed to cram a four year bachelors program into seven years! I just told everyone that I was on the decade plan and got out early. Something must have changed, however, because after we started the church I went back to school and got a Master of Divinity (MDIV) from The King’s University, and followed that with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Amberton University and finally a Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL) from Regent University.