Stephen Bauer, Ph. D.
(Partially Revised Sept, 2015)


Professor of Theology and Ethics

Stephen (Steve) Bauer joined the School of Religion in the summer of 1999. He comes to SAU from a multi-church-district pastoral setting. He is a lifelong SDA who was inspired by his parents' living and practical faith in Jesus. He loves to teach and preach the experience of righteousness by faith in Christ. Steve is highly motivated by his belief that the end of all things is at hand. His great burden is to equip people—including his students—to live their lives by faith in what God says.

Steve spent eight years as the pastor of several multi-church districts in two conferences. He also worked as a Bible worker/assistant pastor prior to full-time district ministry. His experience includes some inner-city work in New York City, though most of his ministry has been in the suburban setting. While in graduate school, he worked as a certified flight instructor (instrument) and did some occasional substitute teaching for college-level religion classes.

Steve is married to Leslie Eagles Bauer
a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2011.  They their two adult children, Andrew Bauer  and Heather Bauer Ortega. A former certified flight instructor, Steve enjoys several hobbies including beekeeping, nature photography, creation-evolution issues, hiking, camping, ornithology, and music.

Steve regularly speaks for churches, Conferences, and Camp Meetings on topics such as Righteousness by Faith, Forgiveness, SDA Fundamental beliefs (including the Trinity), the Ten Commandments and various issues in ethics.  His Ph.D. dissertation centered on the impact of Darwinian Evolution on Human Dignity in Ethics.