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.
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.
Jim Bryant, Stephen Armstrong, Tommy Ice
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
Brian Michaels, Fede Acuna, Jim Bryant, Michael Loudermilk, Mike Gendron, Stephen Armstrong