Stephen Armstrong is the founder and principal teacher of Verse By Verse Ministry International.
He has devoted his life ministry to encouraging believers to know and live the word of God. He teaches with unique insight that often amazes his students even as it inspires a greater love for study of the depths of scripture.
Steve came to know the Lord in his early 30s, while serving as an Air Force officer. After becoming a believer, Stephen experienced God's call to learn and teach the Bible, so in 1997 Stephen left the military, found a job in Colorado, and began a self-directed course of study in preparation to teach the scriptures.
As he devoted himself to study, Stephen developed a love for an in-depth, verse-by-verse style of teaching God's word, believing it to be the best means to persuade the unbeliever of the truth of the Gospel and equip the saints for the work of ministry (Rom 10:17; Eph 4:14-15).
In 2001, Stephen received God's call to move to San Antonio, Texas, where he soon found opportunities to teach and preach verse-by-verse in churches throughout the area. Despite having no professional religious training, Stephen was called by God to lead a church planting effort in the city as pastor of Living Word Fellowship.
That same year he also founded Verse By Verse Ministry of San Antonio (later to become Verse By Verse Ministry International). The ministry was born out his love for God's word and his desire to offer his unique style of in-depth teaching to a worldwide audience via the internet. In a few short years, Steve's teaching was reaching millions of students worldwide, evidence of how the Lord calls and uses unqualified men yet He doesn't leave them untrained.
Stephen lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and two adult children. Stephen previously served as Senior Pastor of Oak Hill Bible Church in Austin, Texas, from 2008-2018. Today he serves as Senior Pastor of Verse by Verse Fellowship Church in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more about VBVF at http://www.vbvf.org.
The six speakers from the 2018 VBVMI Bible Conference join together in a spirited discussion of our topic: The Jewish beginnings of Christianity.
Stephen Armstrong, Dr Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Mottel Baleston, Joshua De Koning, Dr Richard Hill
Pastor Stephen Armstrong preaches from Galatians on the dangers of the Messianic Movement at the 2018 VBVMI Bible Conference.
Pastor Stephen Armstrong conducts a breakout session at the 2018 VBVMI Bible Conference.
Watch Dr. Thomas Ice, Pastor Jim Bryant, and Stephen Armstrong answer questions from participants of the 2014 VBVMI Conference on "Living in the Last Days". The session is moderated by Jerry Dyke of VBVMI. Held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 9-10, 2014.
Stephen Armstrong, Tommy Ice, Jim Bryant
The speakers from the 2015 VBVMI Conference gather for Q&As
Stephen Armstrong, Bruce Proctor, Phil Johnson, Brian Michaels
The five speakers from the 2016 conference join together to discuss the conference topic and other matters. A presentation of the 2016 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 14-15, 2016.
Stephen Armstrong, Keith Walker, Royce Smith, Joshua De Koning
All six speakers from the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference come together to discuss our topic, "Fighting the Good Fight." Presented at the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 13-14, 2017
Stephen Armstrong, Fede Acuna, Mike Gendron, Jim Bryant, Michael Loudermilk, Brian Michaels
Pastor Stephen Armstrong teaches on the necessity to live our life with evangelistic intent. The introductory Main Session teaching presented at the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 13-14, 2017.
Pastor Stephen Armstrong exposes several common techniques used by false teachers to mislead. A teaching presented in a Breakout Session at the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 13-14, 2017
Pastor Stephen Armstrong explains some helpful resources every apologist needs to reach the lost. A Breakout Session teaching presented at the 2017 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 13-14, 2017
Answering the Bible's call for all believers to live as ambassadors for Christ in our temporary dwelling. A teaching from 2 Corinthians 5 presented at the 2016 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 14-15, 2016.
Learn how to make your personal testimony an effective tool for evangelism. Teaching from the 2016 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 14-15, 2016.
Reaching the world for Christ requires the right tool for the right situation. Learn 4 common ways to present the Gospel. Teaching from the 2016 VBVMI Bible Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 14-15, 2016.
The 2014 VBVMI Bible Conference Main Session for Pastor Stephen Armstrong, who explains the Biblical imperative to study the end times.
Pastor Stephen Armstrong discusses all that the Bible can tell us on the coming world leader called the Antichrist. Presented at the 2014 VBVMI Conference, held on October 9-10.
Pastor Armstrong teaches on the coming apostasy of the church described in the New Testament letters and in the book of Revelation. Presented at the 2014 VBVMI Conference, held on October 9-10.
Pastor Stephen Armstrong conducts a breakout session at the 2015 VBVMI Conference.
Pastor Stephen Armstrong presents a teaching from 1 Timothy 2, at the 2015 VBVMI Conference