Steve Bezner

Steve Bezner, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is Senior Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, Texas. He holds degrees from Hardin-Simmons University (B.A., M.A.) and Baylor University (Ph.D). Steve is married to Joy and has two sons—Ben and Andrew. He is a professionally trained Bonhoeffer scholar and a completely untrained amateur cook. You can follow Steve on Twitter via @bezner.

Feb 19

Steve Bezner on Developing Relationships with Muslim Leaders in Our Cities by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor at Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "Why do you develop relationships with Muslim leaders in your city?"

Oct 17

Steve Bezner On Maintaining A Culture Of Community by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

How do you maintain a culture of community in a growing church?

Oct 3

Steve Bezner on Making Disciples Without Relying Solely on Programs by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "How do we make disciples without creating a one-size-fits-all program?"

Sep 12

Steve Bezner on Pastors Leading Through Conflict by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor at Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX: "What should pastors remember when leading through times of conflict?"

Aug 27

Steve Bezner on Who Has Influenced His Preaching the Most by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, Texas: "Who has influenced your preaching the most?"

Aug 12

Shepherding Your Staff by Steve Bezner

Work to embed spiritual growth and vitality into your staff gatherings. 

May 23

The Language of Forgiveness by Steve Bezner

My problem? I tend to think God forgives like I do. 

Apr 17

Why Christians Oppose Abortion by Steve Bezner

When Christians oppose abortion, they are beginning with the fundamental belief that humans are the capstone of creation, created in the image of God, and therefore ought to be preserved.

Apr 1

Steve Bezner on What Average Churchgoers May Not Understand About Being a Pastor by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Steve Bezner, Lead Pastor of Houston Northwest Church in Houston, TX, "What’s something about being a pastor the average churchgoer doesn’t understand?​"​

Mar 8

Steve Bezner on Older Members and Church Changes by Steve Bezner

Series: Conversations

How do you prepare older or established members for significant change in a church?