|Real Name||Steven Furtick|
|Birth Date||19 February, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Father||Larry Steven Furtick|
|Sibling||Matthew Furtick (brother)|
|School||Berkeley High School|
|University||North Greenville University|
|Profession||Pastor, Motivational Speaker and a YouTuber.|
Steven Furtick is a 42 year old pastor, motivational speaker and songwriter who is mainly known for being the head pastor of Elevation Church.
His famous sermons have helped many people with their journey to find and experience God. He is one of the most famous pastor of America and pastors one of the biggest churches in the world.
What is Steven Furtick’s Net Worth?
As of 2022, the net worth of Steven Furtick is estimated to be around $50 – $90 million.
Steven Furtick’s Earnings from Pastoring
His main job is serving as the head pastor for Elevation Church which he founded in 2006. His salary is decided by the church board and has not been disclosed to the public.
According to Salary.com, an average salary of a senior pastor in Charlotte, NC is around $99,180 a year. But he must be getting a salary between $100k – $500k from pastoring.
Furtick has stated that he never uses his salary for himself. He gives most of it to charity and also donates it to people who have various needs. One time Furtick announced that he has given $300,000 to the members of his congregation. He said that they should use the money to help those in need.
According to a 2020 annual report of Elevation Church, his church donated a total of $63.7 million till date and made a revenue of $93.6 million in 2020.
Steven Furtick’s Earnings from YouTube
Furtick has a YouTube channel called ‘Official Steven Furtick’ which has around 2.2 million subscribers. He posts all his sermons on his channel.
As per Influencer’s marketing hub, on an average a YouTube channel can get $3 – $5 per thousand views or an average of $18 per thousand ad views ($0.018 per ad-view). On an average, Official Steven Furtick YouTube Channel’s videos are 15 minutes long which may generate multiple ads per video. Monetized ad views usually tend to make up 40-80% of the total views.
As stated by Social Blade, his YouTube channel gets on an average 4M views per month. Keeping all the above facts in mind, Pastor Steven Furtick is estimated to earn an average of $0.018 (per ad-view) x 4,000,000 (views per month) x 50% (average monetized ad views) = $36,000 per month which amounts to $432,000 per year, as of 2022.
Steven Furtick’s Earnings from Speaking
Steven Furtick is also a motivational speaker and has spoken at many events and conferences across the globe.
According to SeatGeek, the ticket price for attending a Steven Furtick show is between $37 – $58.
He earns a good amount of money from his motivational programs.
Some of the stages he has preached includes:
- 2016 – Hillsong European Conference
- 2015 – Dominion Camp Meeting
- 2011 – Global Leadership Summit
- 2011 – Elephant Room Season 1 & 2
Steven Furtick’s Earnings from Books
He has written over 10 books.
Three of his books have been awarded as bestsellers by New York Times which were:
- Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible
- Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life
- Crash the Chatterbox
According to the Authors Guild, authors generally receives 10 percent of sales up to 10,000 copies and 15 percent afterward. If 10,000 copies of the book is sold within the first week of release, the author will get featured in the ‘New York Times Best Selling’ list.
Sun Stand Still and Crash the Chatterbox are priced at $15 at stevenfurtick.com. Suppose the sales were 10,000 in a week to enter the New York Times best seller, then his estimated earning from the book = $15 (price of the book) x 10,000 (copies sold) x 10% (of sales) x 2 (books) = $30,000 in the first week of release.
Greater (paperback) is priced at $11 on Amazon. Suppose the sales were 10,000 in a week to enter the New York Times best seller, then his estimated earning from the book = $7 (price of the book) x 10,000 (copies sold) x 10% (of sales) = $4,900 in the first week of release.
He earns a significant amount of money from his book royalties and advances from his publishers.
Steven Furtick’s Property
According to WFAE90.7, the Steven Furtick owns a 16,000 square feet house at Waxhaw which market value is $1.6 million. But Chunks Corbett, Elevation’s chief financial officer, pointed out that Furtick paid $325,000 for it – a figure confirmed by Union County tax records.
Steven Furtick’s Early Life, Family And Bio
Steven Furtick was born on February 19, 1980 at Moncks Corner, South Carolina and brought up there only. He was born to Faith Furtick (mother) and Larry Steven Furtick (father) and has a sibling named Matt Furtick.
He has a nice height of 5′ 9“.
He is an American Native and follows Christianity.
Steven Furtick’s Educational Background
He completed his high school education at Berkeley High School and went on to get his bachelor’s degree in communication from North Greenville University.
Furtick said that he was strongly influenced by the lines of the book ‘Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire’ and this inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a pastor. The sentence was ‘I despaired at the thought that my life might slip by without God moving greatly on our behalf.’
Furtick said, “The Lord used that one sentence because when the word of the Lord comes to you like it came to Jeremiah, it doesn’t have to say much to do a lot. In one sentence God put a desire in my heart – ‘one day you’re going to start a big church to reach a lot of people who are far from God in a big city somewhere in the United States of America.”
He obtained a masters in Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Steven Furtick’s Church – Elevation Church
He returned to Shelby, North Carolina where he worked as a music director in Christ Covenant Church.
After working as a music director for a short period of time, Furtick started Elevation Church in Charlotte and the first service was held on February 5, 2006.
His congregation started to grow and because of this success, multiple sites were established all over America. Now the church has 24 locations in total including 2 locations in Canada.
The church started with a dozen people and now has grown to more than 20,000 people. Outreach Magazine classified Elevation Church as one of the 100 fastest-growing churches.
According to Dun & Bradstreet, Elevation Church located at Matthews, NC 28105 has a current revenue of USD $7.24 million in 2022. And there are 23 more locations of Elevation Church. So, considering all locations, it could be more than $100 million in total revenue.
Elevean Church also has a store where it sells merchandises (t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps etc.)
Popular videos from Steven Furtick’s YouTube Channel
Popular Sermons from Steven Furtick
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Steven Furtick’s Wife – Holly Furtick
Apart from being a pastor, Furtick is also a husband and a father. He married his wife, Holly Furtick in 2002 and they currently have three children – Abby, Elijah and Graham.
Holly Furtick also speaks at Elevation Church from time to time. She is passionate about empowering women for ministry and helping them use their God given talents.
She has a YouTube channel where she posts sermon videos and other fun videos about their family.
She also has more than 438k followers on Instagram.
Steven Furtick’s House
The family resides in a 16,000 square foot mansion which is located at 433 Lochaven Road, Waxhaw, NC.
It is said to consist of 5 bedrooms and 7 ½ bathrooms.
It is estimated to cost more than $1.7 million.
Here is an article with detail information on the Mansion.
Furtick’s house has been a source of controversy among many people. A lot of people say that a pastor who is following God should not be living in such an expensive house.
Furtick addressed the criticism and has made the claim that the house has been paid for through loans and book sales. He also sees the house as a gift from God and is very blessed to live in it.
Steven Furtick and The Controversies
Many people wonder if Steven Furtick is a true Christian because of the lavish lifestyle he lives. They say that it is wrong for a Pastor to live a luxurious lifestyle like Furtick does because the Bible doesn’t support it.
His outfits have fueled many discussions and controversies. Furtick is often seen wearing designer clothes and shoes which cost thousands of dollars. An Instagram account called PreachersNSneakers always posts the outfits and shoes he wears along with their prices.
Many Christians are astounded by how expensive they are and Furtick has received a lot of backlash for it.
Furtick is also said to have made a lot of heretical statements in his sermons. Instead of believing that the trinity is composed of three distinct personalities in one, he believes in modalism which states that God the Father is manifested in all the three personalities.
Several other church leaders and Pastors have called out Elevation Church for its cult-like nature. Reformation 21’s Todd Pruitt and Matthew Paul Turner criticized Elevation Church by sharing a page from the Sunday school coloring book which Elevation Church gave to their kids. In the page there is a picture of the Elevation congregation looking at Furtick on the stage.
There is a text which reads,
‘We are united under the visionary; Elevation Church is built on the vision God gave Pastor Steven. We will protect our unity in supporting his vision‘.
Mathew said that no church should have coloring pages of its pastor and it is in fact idolatry. He said that this isn’t a good representation of Christianity and there is an evangelical brainwashing which is happening in the church.
Elevation Church has also been criticized for its practice of spontaneous church baptisms where members of the congregation are told to respond to Furtick when he calls them to be baptized. The church even staged the baptisms by planting Elevation volunteers in the crowd who were instructed to start walking to the stage when Furtick called them. Here’s the complete story.
Steven Furtick – Books
Steven Furtick has written a over 10 books out of which 3 are bestsellers. Some of his books include:
- 2010 – Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible
- 2012 – Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life
- 2012 – Greater Participant’s Guide
- 2013 – Sun Stand Still Devotional: A Forty-Day Experience to Activate Your Faith
- 2013 – Seven-Mile Miracle Participant’s Guide: Experience the Last Words of Christ As Never Before
- 2014 – Crash the Chatterbox
- 2014 – Greater Devotional: A Forty-Day Experience to Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life
- 2016 – (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
- 2017 – Seven-Mile Miracle: Journey Into the Presence of God Through the Last Words of Jesus
‘(Un)Qualified‘ is about how God can use even the weakest and most broken people to do great things in life. Many people feel like they aren’t good enough to do anything or achieve their dreams because they are weak or unqualified. This book is about how people should accept their weaknesses and flaws. It is about not letting your present circumstances determine your future dreams. To sum it up, ‘(Un)Qualified’ is about the goodness of God and how he helps us through the rough parts of life.
The book ‘Greater : Dream Bigger : Start Smaller‘ is about how we should be confident with God’s plan for our life and how we should respond to his calling to take the next step. God has an amazing vision for every person’s life and wants to accomplish greatness in everyone. Furtick focuses on the biblical story of Elisha and tells you how you can transform a God given dream to reality and make a significant impact in your life.
You can buy the books authored by Steven Furtick from Amazon.
Some Interesting Facts About Steven Furtick
- Steven Furtick has written many worship songs. Some of his songs were nominated and won as song of the year by the GMA Dove Awards 2020 in the category Worship recorded song of the year and was even nominated by the Grammys under the category Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. He took part in writing ‘The Blessing‘ which was a major hit and debuted at number 2 on the US Hot Christian Songs Chart.
- He also has 3.6 million followers on Instagram.
- He is a great motivator who constantly encourages people to trust God and to do good. He knows how to lift up people’s spirits with his inspiring speeches.
- Steven Furtick named his son Graham because he was inspired by the famous American evangelist Billy Graham who was born in Charlotte.
- Furtick loves the ‘Rocky’ movies. He even mentioned the movie ‘Rocky IV‘ in one of his sermons. He also loves the actor Sylvester Stallone.
- Furtick was included in the SuperSoul 100 by the Oprah Winfrey Network along with other famous personalities like Deepak Chopra, an author and TD Jakes who is also a pastor.
- Furtick’s church is said to have donated more than $900,000 for charitable programs like ‘Charlotte Family‘, ‘A Child’s Place‘ and ‘Free Medical Clinic‘.
- The Elevation Staff put on a whole show for him during Pastor Appreciation month. They performed a 3 minute rap and dance inspired by the rap video ‘Downtown‘ from Macklemeore and Ryan Lewis.
- Furtick was the one who selected Elevation’s logo which is an inverted orange V.
- Furtick’s grandfather was a Methodist Pastor.
Some Frequently Asked Questions on Steven Furtick
Who is Steven Furtick?
Steven Furtick is an American Baptist Pastor. He is also known for his Motivational Speeches. He is also known as the founder of the Elevation Church.
What is Elevation Church?
Elevation Church is Baptist Church founded in 2006. The Church is located at Charlotte and affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Steven Furtick is the Founder and senior Pastor of the Church.
The Elevation Church has 16 locations in North Carolina, 3 in South Carolina, 2 in Florida, 1 in Virgina and 2 in Canada. – that is 24 total locations.
Who is Steven Furtick’s Wife?
Steven Furtick is happily married to Holly Furtick for almost a decade. They together have three children named Abby Furtick, Elijah Furtick and Graham Furtick.
How many books have Steven Furtick has written?
Steven Furtick has written a over 10 books. Three of them i.e. Sun Stand Still, Greater and Crash the Chatterbox are the bestsellers.
Where does Steven Furtick Currently resides?
Steven Furtick currently resides at a 16,000 sq. ft. mansion. It is located at 433 Lochaven Road, Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States.
Steven Furtick’s Quotes
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
“Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.”
“Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.”
“Enjoy the journey, because the destination is a mirage.”
“Audacious faith is not passive. Neither is audacious prayer. Every aspiration you have in prayer needs an accompanying action. Otherwise you’re not really praying. You’re just pontificating.”
“You do the natural. Trust God for the super.”
“Because the voice you believe will determine the future you experience.”
“God gives the exact experiences he wants them to have in order to shape the specific destiny he designed for them.”
“The next time you lose your momentum in daily life as you’re chasing after God’s best for you, don’t give up and conclude that it’s over. The greater life hasn’t ended for you. It’s only out of sight under the waters of the ordinary. And God can resurface it, supernaturally, as many times as it takes. As many times as you’re willing.”
“And even when you can’t get seem to get your act together, your identity is secure and completely intact. Because in Christ, who you are matters infinitely more than anything you do or cannot do.”