Stephen Bennett: A Preacher, Teacher, and Evangelist

Stephen Bennett: A Preacher, Teacher, and Evangelist who will impact your church with such truth, power, and love.

Stephen Bennett, a 59-year-old national speaker, author, preacher, teacher, and Christian recording artist, has been impacting Bible-believing, preaching congregations and audiences nationwide for more than 16 years with his moving story of deliverance by Jesus Christ from a controversial issue that is changing the face of this nation and world: homosexuality.

By God’s grace, millions worldwide have heard, seen, or read Stephen Bennett’s Holy Spirit filled testimony. He is one of the nation’s key Christian leaders who is not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, uncompromising in his calling, and bold in proclaiming true freedom and deliverance from homosexuality. This change comes only from the healing touch of Jesus Christ in one’s life (2 Cor. 5:17).

Stephen is a man who once identified and lived as a homosexual man until he was 28 years old, and was sexually involved with more than 100 male partners, many whom are dead today from HIV/AIDS. As a drug addict, cocaine dealer, alcoholic, and bulimic, Stephen was considered a ‘reprobate’ by many Christians. Finally, Stephen was in love with and in a long-term, committed same-sex relationship with another man, who he thought would be his partner for life. Yet his journey and process of change began one day in 1990 when a Christian woman — Stephen’s friend Kathy— who refused to give up on him — showed up at his door with a Bible in her hand and shared with him the life-changing, soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ.

Today, by God’s grace alone, Stephen Bennett is completely free from his former homosexual lifestyle. He is one of countless men and women worldwide who have made the choice to change — and successfully so, to become the real men and women they believe they were created to be. Stephen has been happily married since 1993 (22 years) to his beautiful wife, Irene, who knew him when he was single and homosexual — and never stopped praying for his salvation.

Stephen and Irene are the proud parents of two now young adults, a boy (15) and a girl (17). Now, as a family, the Bennetts have dedicated the past 16 years of their lives and have been called by the Lord to the front lines of this nation’s largest mission field — addressing controversial issues few would even dare to address: homosexuality and transgenderism.

Many churches have closed their doors to an issue they consider to be ‘political.’ This issue is not a political one by ANY means, but a moral and biblical one. Many churches are either ill-equipped to deal with the issues of homosexuality and transgenderism, or they truly don’t understand them or are afraid to discuss them with their congregation. Yet in their silence, millions are missing out on hearing the truths about issues that the Bible clearly addresses in hope and love.

Nearly every Christian knows a family member, friend, or someone who is homosexual — yet many questions arise: Are people born ‘gay’? Can a person ‘really’ change? Is homosexuality a ‘choice’? What does God really say about homosexuality, and how can the church effectively minister to these individuals for Jesus Christ?

As the legality of “gay” marriage has now been decided by the United States’ Supreme Court, and as it continues to be forced upon all Americans under the guise of “marriage equality,” never before has the need been greater for the church to open its doors to hear a message from a man whom God has spared, saved, and called for this very hour.


Stephen Bennett travels weekly ministering at churches across the nation and will touch the heart of your congregation in a way they will never forget. He addresses a very sensitive issue with complete love and compassion, yet with the boldness, truth, and power of Jesus Christ. He is very cautious with his words and never goes into any details that would be considered “inappropriate” in a church setting. His message of the love and life-changing power of Jesus Christ will no doubt move many — hopefully to a point of decision — and change. Stephen will share his message “And Such Were Some of You” taken from 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.


Stephen Bennett uses this time as in an informal, open ‘question and answer’ setting on how to reach the homosexual and transgender for Christ. This time has proved to be invaluable to thousands who have had so many questions. Ideal for teens on up (final discretion on age is always left to the Pastor(s), Elders, Church Leaders, and of course, the parents).


Stephen Bennett is a Christian recording artist whose music plays nationally on Christian radio. In addition to his own original music, Stephen has more than 500 fully-orchestrated selections of the most beloved timeless, classic hymns of the faith, to today’s most popular contemporary praise and worship songs. The music is tailored to each church and is always approved by the Pastor or Worship Leader in advance. Stephen Bennett honors and respects those congregations which take a more conservative approach to worship music and offers music suitable for all churches (ie., piano only.) Stephen will even work in conjunction with your Praise & Worship team or Choir for a God-glorifying time of worship through music. Stephen’s worship selections are always doctrinally-correct and Christ-centered — not “me” or “self” centered.


Stephen Bennett is a powerful preacher and has many eye-opening, biblical messages on the issue of homosexuality and the life-changing power in Jesus Christ. From “Homosexuality & the Bible: What Does God Say?” to “And Such Were Some of You,” your congregation will never again look at the issue of homosexuality and transgenderism in the same way. Stephen prefers to use the Authorized King James Version of the Bible (KJV) when preaching. An altar call is always given by either Stephen or the Pastor at the end of the service. The message, while powerful and convicting, is always brought in love and compassion: truth mixed with grace. Most importantly, the sermons are always evangelistic — to reach the lost for Christ and to encourage and equip the Christian to go on for Christ.


Many have said they have never experienced a concert like Stephen’s. He is transparent and like an open book. His music and message exude the life-changing reality that comes only from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Stephen’s concerts are evangelistic to reach your congregation and community in love with the truth about homosexuality. Depending on the size of the congregation, Stephen may also bring his worship team. We’ll provide you with professionally-printed flyers, professional radio ads (if needed), and everything you need to promote and have a successful evangelistic event. Concerts may be held any night of the week based upon your church’s weekly ministry schedule.


Many churches choose to have Stephen Bennett for a full weekend of ministry — Sunday morning for Adult Sunday School and to preach during the morning service(s), as well as a full Sunday evening concert. Contact SBM Worldwide for suggested fees for the ministry.


“America, the Church, Homosexuality, and Transgenderism: A Christian’s Loving Response”

An intense, dynamic, and comprehensive one-day conference/seminar at your church to equip your pastors, leadership, congregation, and community on how to effectively minister to individuals and families dealing with the issue of homosexuality. Many Christians and churches are ill-equipped on the issue of homosexuality and do not understand how to effectively reach and minister to the homosexual man or woman. Includes all conference materials for each attendee. Usually held during the week or on a Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00 pm with a lunch break at noon. Call the main SBM Office for further information or to receive literature on this one-day event. The entire One-Day Conference is available in an 8 CD Audio Book Series plus a 90-page book (also available for immediate download), titled “Coming OUT of Homosexuality — Change is Completely Possible.” Please go to SBM’s Online Ministry Book Store and Resource Center to obtain your copy today.


Stephen Bennett will minister either on a Love Offering or *Honorarium basis — both with a minimum fee, plus travel expenses. Please contact SBM Worldwide’s National Offices, Nationwide toll-free at 1-800-832-3623 for further information. You may also send an e-mail giving specifics, details, dates, and times of your event by clicking here — and a ministry representative will get back to you within 24-48 hours. All details will be worked out in advance, in writing, prior to any scheduled booking. Stephen, his family, and ministry team will travel by car for venues located under 8 hours away. If over 8 hours, Stephen — and if requested — his family and ministry team will fly. Call for further information or any additional questions. We look forward to working with you to provide a powerful time of ministry for your congregation, conference, or event. Full Pastoral and Church References are available upon request. SBM Worldwide’s Doctrinal Statement is available by clicking here. Depending on the size of the congregation, and how many days of ministry you may be interested in, the suggested Love Offering/Honorarium would typically be between $1,000 – $7,500.

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