Steven Furtick Biography
Larry Stevens “Steven” Furtick Jr. is an American Baptist evangelical Christian pastor, author, and songwriter of Elevation Worship. He is the founder and senior pastor of Elevation Church, based in Charlotte North Carolina.
Steven Furtick Age
Furtick is 43 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 19, 1980, in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States. Furtick celebrates his birthday on the 19th of February every year.
Steven Furtick Height
Furtick stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Steven Furtick Family
Furtick was born and raised in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He was brought up by his mother Faith Furtick, and his father Larry Stevens Furtick.
Steven Furtick Wife
Furtick is married to his better half Holly Furtick. The two tied the knot in 2002. They are proud parents of their three children Elijah Furtick, Graham Furtick, and Abbey Furtick.
Steven Furtick son
Furtick’s son, a 16-year-old Elijah, who goes by his stage name dothedash released a ten-song album titled “TEEN MACHINE”. Furtick heard from critics after praising his son Elijah’s rap album, which references guns, shooting, oral sex, and bragging about excessive amounts of money.
Steven Furtick Net Worth
Furtick has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a Gospel preacher, pastor, author, and songwriter.
Steven Furtick Education
Furtick attended Berkeley High School where he earned his High School Diploma in General Education. From there, he had to further his education
Steven Furtick Career/Ministry/Elevation Church
Furtick served as worship leader at Christ Covenant Church in Shelby, North Carolina in 2004. He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded Elevation Church with seven families and his own in 2006. On February 5, 2006, the church had its first service. In addition to that, he helped found the music group Elevation Worship as a songwriter in 2007.
Furthermore, he speaks at events all over the world including the Presence Conference in 2012 and 2013 hosted by Phil Pringle, the Hillsong Conference 2012 hosted by Brian Houston, the C3 Conference 2012 hosted by Ed Young Jr., and the 2011 Global Leadership Summit hosted by Bill Hybels. In 2016, he was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul100 list of visionaries and influential leaders. Furtick also participated in The Elephant Room 1 and The Elephant Room 2 hosted by James MacDonald.
In 2012, he launched an outreach program at Elevation Church called the M1 Initiative in response to a need for mentorship for 1,000 students in area schools. Furtick said, “We have always said we want to be a blessing to our city and support our leaders with a volunteer force they can count on.” More than 1,600 members responded and committed to mentoring a child for the 2012–2013 school year. He has committed to donating 12 percent of Elevation Church’s giving to support outreach efforts nationally and globally.
Steven Furtick Author
Furtick is also an author. He is a New York Times best-selling author and he has written multiple books. These books include; Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others and Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God For The Impossible.
Steven Furtick Philanthropy
He has also participated in various philanthropic campaigns, donating clothes and furniture to families in need. He has known associations with pastors like T.D. Jakes and Joel Osteen, both commonly referenced figures in relation to Prosperity theology. In 2013, he refused to answer questions about how the church is governed, how much he makes from books and speaking fees, his tax-free housing allowance, and his salary.
Trinity Broadcasting Network began airing programming from Furtick on October 2, 2020, replacing the ministries program “Believer’s Voice of Victory”.
Steven Furtick Awards and Honors
Furtick has received several awards and honors. These awards include GMA Dove Awards and Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – nominated in 2019, and Best Contemporary Christian Performance/Song – nominated in 2021. In 2007, he helped found the music group Elevation Worship as a songwriter and since has been nominated for GMA Dove and Grammy Awards, winning a Grammy for their album, Old Church Basement.
Steven Furtick Elevation Church
Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church. The church is based in Charlotte, NC. He founded Elevation Church with seven families and his own. Furtick also helped found the music group Elevation Worship.
Steven Furtick books
Furtick is also an author on top of his passion career as a pastor. The following are some of his books;
- Seven-Mile Miracle Book
- Crash The Chatterbox
- Sun Stand Still