Steve Douglass

For more than four decades, Steve Douglass served in a variety of capacities at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) including nearly twenty years in the role of President of one of the world’s largest Christian ministries (following founder, Bill Bright, in that assignment). In April 2020, Steve and the Board of Directors of Cru announced his plan to step out of that leadership role while continuing to serve with the organization, including speaking on the daily 1:00 and 2:00 feature, “Making Your Life Count.”

It was his own belief in that message—making your life count—that led Steve to Cru after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School … and was represented in a transition that was not retirement but re-assignment.

As a highly respected Christian leader, he authored several books, including Managing Yourself and Enjoying Your Walk with God. He also served as part of the leadership team for the GO Movement—inspiring believers to an evangelistic lifestyle.

Having “fought the good fight,” complications from his battle with cancer resulted in Steve’s homegoing on October 29 (2022). As the news of his passing was shared, many commented (see below) on his unfailing passion for Jesus and his commitment to the mission of sharing Christ with others.

His legacy is felt in many arenas including that of his family—wife, Judy, three adult children and ten grandchildren. And, of course, in the continued message of “Making Your Life Count” in his voice.

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Managing Yourself
How to Achieve Your Potential and Enjoy Life
How to Get Better Grades and Have More Fun and Enjoying Your Walk with God

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Steve Douglass Memorial – Cru
Remembering Steve Douglass – The Gospel Coalition
Steve Douglass ‘Consummate Evangelist’ – Charisma News
Steve Douglass Obituary – The Christian Index

Get to Know Steve Douglass: Q&A Article (March 2016)

Hear Steve Douglass on this program:

Making Your Life Count

Steve Douglass’ daily features (both the 1:00 and 2:00 versions) contain a two-fold impact — listeners discover how to live a life transformed by Christ, while also hearing examples of how they can make a difference in the lives of others!