My name is Steve Dunn (although my mother named me Stephen). I am a veteran pastor of over 48 years, a husband to Dianne for pretty much the same amount of time.  We have raised four children and now dote on eight wonderful grandchildren.  I have been a denominational staff person, a university and seminary adjunct, a denominational president, a pastor or an intentional interim pastor for eight different congregations in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania ranging in size from about 80 to over 700.  I have served in cross-cultural mission settings among the Navajos and in Haiti.  I received a D. Min. in 2005 with a 400 page project entitled “Fanning into Flame–How the Holy Spirit Leads a Church to an Outward Focus.”

I have written in many forms and in January 2015 had my first book published called The Bridgebuilders Principle.”  I am a prolific blogger–writing or contributing to more than a dozen blogs.

My twin passions are evangelism/discipleship and healthy churches.

I am the designer of the Bridgebuilders Seminar-Helping Churches Reach Their Unchurched Neighbors.

These days my calling from God has me involved in four ministries.

I am the Director of Bridgebuilders Ministries, a consulting/equipping ministry that focuses on evangelism, discipleship, healthy churches and leadership development. Through this I am involved in coaching pastors, interim pastors and church planters.

I am an Intentional Interim Pastor with the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God.  My current assignment is as Interim Executive Pastor for the Hanover PA First Church of God, a 1000 person congregation near Gettysburg.


I am an adjunct professor for Winebrenner Theological Seminary serving the Findlay OH-based seminary teaching in the Master of Arts in Practical Theology program, Master of Divinity program, and the Pastoral Training Institute.

I am the past chairman of the Commission on Evangelism for the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference.  I am now a member and secretary of the Commission on Church Health.

My main job is as the Director of the ERC Ministry Training Institute, the professional leadership development arm of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God and an instructor in Christian Ministries and New Testament.




2 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ve signed up for the Designed to Disciple course at Grand Point Church. Can you share what book or textbook you will be using for the course? I’d like to read ahead a bit if you don’t mind.

    When I lived in Phoenix for 13 years the term Bridgebuilder was used in reference to prayer saturated churches and a book written by Cheryl Sachs. I presume there is no connection to your ministry?

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