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Minister , Theology educator

Steven Jack Land, Ph.D., a renewal theologian within the Pentecostal movement, began serving as the president of the Church of God Theological Seminary in 2002.


Land, Steven Jack was born on September 23, 1946 in Jasper, Alabama, United States. Son of Dewey Jackson and Mary Lovinia (Anderson) Land.


Land received the B. A. in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College in 1968, the M.Div. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University in 1973 and a Ph.


Pastor, Midtown Mission Church of God, Atlanta, 1976-1991;professor pentecostal theology, Church of God School Theology, Cleveland, 1979-1991;academic dean, Church of God School Theology, Cleveland, since 1991. Founder, director Atanta's Mission Possible, Inc., 1970-1981, president, 1970-1991. Dean Pentecostal Institute, Inc., Atlanta, 1989-1991.

Vice president Evangelical Center, Atlanta, 1990-1991.


  • Prior to hiswork in the realm of academics, he was engaged om urban missions (founder: Atlanta’s Mission Possible, Inc, 1970) and his role as a civil rights community organizer (1964 - 1968).


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    • Author: Do-Tell, 1974, Pentecostal Spirituality, 1991. Author, editor: Church of God Heritage Papers, 1989. Editor International Journal Pentecostal Theology, since 1992.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, book chapters.


In the seminary, Lan pioneered the courses on the Theology of Holiness, the Theology of Wesley, Divine Healing, Pentecostal Foundations for Theological Study and Ministry, Apologetics, and Pentecostal Spirituality-Theology. He is a founding editor of the international Journal of Pentecostal Theology. Land has served as both vice president and president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

He has been a participant in formal theological dialogues with Roman Catholics (internationally), Jews and mainline Protestants (National Council of Churches USA).H e is a Staley Foundation Distinguished Lecturer and a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Leadership at Regent University’s Center for Leadership Studies and the School of Divinity’s Ph.D. in Renewal Theology and History. Land's published works include Pentecostal Spirituality: A Passion for the Kingdom, Living Faith (a text on Pentecostal doctrines with Rufus Hollis Gause), and Reclaiming Your Testimony (with R Lamar Vest). Pentecostal Spirituality has been used extensively in Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal colleges, universities and seminaries to orient students to Pentecostal faith and life.


Legislation aide Georgia House of Representatives, Atlanta, 1971. Board directors, member moral concerns committee Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, 1975-1979. Trustee Mission Acres Children's Home, Monroe, Georgia, 1979-1991.

Member American Academy Religion, Society for Pentecostal Studies, Evangelicals for Social Action, International Roman Catholic Pentecostal Dialog.


Married Peggy Goude, December 25, 1969. Children: Alanna, Laura, Jonathan.

Dewey Jackson Land

Mary Lovinia (Anderson) Land

Peggy Goude

Alanna Land

Laura Land

Jonathan Land