Steven C. Roy, PhD

Emeritus Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Faculty Since 1998


BA, Stanford University
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


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Dr. Roy joined the Pastoral Theology Department at TEDS in 2001 after teaching for three years in the Systematic Theology Department. He combines twelve years of pastoral experience (in senior and associate roles in Oregon and Minnesota respectively) and his doctoral work in Systematic Theology to pursue his passion for the integration of theology and pastoral ministry. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Dr. Roy has taught at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in West Africa and has served in campus ministry on the staff of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. His teaching interests especially relate to the integration of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, worship, and homiletics. He is also committed to mentoring students and to working with them for mutual growth in spiritual formation.

Dr. Roy and his wife, Susan, have three adult children.  They live in Mundelein, IL. Dr. Roy enjoys family activities, reading, jogging and following current events and sports.

Selected Publications

“Broken Hearts and Bold Faith: Psalm 74 and the Power of Lament,” EFCA Today, Fall 2015. 

“Additional Questions: Response to Sherwood G. Lingenfelter’s essay, ‘Gay and Lesbian Christians: Framing Questions and Clarifying the Debate about a Place in Church and Mission for Evangelical LGBTQ Youth,” in The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, Care, ed. Dwight P. Baker and Robert J. Priest. Pasadena, CA: The William Carey Library, 2014. 

Review of As the Church Submits to Christ: A Biblical Understanding of Leadership and Mutual Submission, by Alan G. Padgett, Trinity Journal 33 NS/2 (Fall 2012). 

What God Thinks When We Fail: Finding Grace and True Success. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011. 

“A Difficult Death: Wisdom from Pastoral Care,” in Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges, ed. John F. Kilner. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. 

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • Member, Evangelical Theological Society.


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