Bishop-Designate Dr. Michael A. Stevens, Sr. is an accomplished author, renowned evangelist and modern day apologist for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Born in the Lone Star State—the state of Texas, Dr. Stevens now makes his home in the greater Charlotte metro area of North Carolina. He is married to his college sweetheart, Sharon, and together they have been blessed with three children, Michael Anthony Jr., Matthew Courtlin, and Charisma Lindsey.
Dr. Stevens is the visionary founder and Senior Pastor of the University City Church of God in Christ. The University City Church is an innovated church with a very comprehensive vision—To Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. The University City Church offers diverse and cutting edge ministries in the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas affecting thousands of lives through effective evangelism, Christian education and community empowerment.
He has an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree (2012) as well as a Masters of Practical Theology degree (2009) from Oral Roberts University and is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University (1992) located in Greensboro, NC where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Political Studies.
Dr. Stevens has recently been promoted to Bishop-Designate of the North Carolina 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Church of God In Christ. Additionally, Dr. Stevens has recently served on both the Executive Board of the General Council of Pastors and Elders and the International Department of Evangelism for the Church of God In Christ. Dr. Stevens retired from serving as the African-American Outreach Director for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the world’s largest pro-Israel Christian organization (2008-2015).
Dr. Stevens has gained local and national recognition through his many accomplishments, some of which include:
• Author of “We Too Stand: A Call for the African-American Church to Support the Jewish State” (Creation House 2013);
• Author of No More Excuses: Creating a Culture in the Church that Reaches African-American Men (Creation House, 2008);
• Keynote speaker for the Centennial International Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. (November 2007);
• Featured in Charisma Magazine as one of the "30 Emerging Voices: Who will lead the church in the next decade" (August 2005).
Dr. Stevens has been interviewed by national and syndicated media shows such as Fox News, CNN, TBN, CBN’s 700 Club, Word Channel, Harvest Show and KTLA in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Stevens is a global visionary. He has been privileged to preach coast-to-coast and abroad in such countries as Bermuda, Kenya, Belize, Israel, Peru, and South Africa. Dr. Stevens is a man after God’s heart and has been raised up in the Kingdom for such a time as this!
|Below are a few books written by Dr. Stevens|