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​Engaging. Empowering. Encouraging.

​Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. These days, he lives to help others heal.

Helping Overwhelmed People Catch Their Breath

"Steve Austin knows how to keep an audience on the edge of their seats with his wonderful mix of energy, honesty, and sensitive content. Great delivery. Look forward to seeing and hearing him again."

- Peggy Johnson, Unity of Birmingham

"​Left Everyone Wanting More"

"Steve came to our church to present a forum on self-care and the basics of suicide prevention. It was one of the best events I’ve been privileged to host in more than 20 years of local church ministry. Drawing from his personal experience, Steve takes his audience on a journey from despair to hope, from chaos to calm. Full of wit and wisdom, his 90 minute presentation left everyone wanting more." 

-Jason Elam, The Hope Center

​Speaking Topics

​How to Catch Your Breath


​Despair is a literal killer. Steve’s signature talk will help you see that you don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to feel completely overwhelmed by life. The good news? You don’t have to live like this forever. This talk includes practical, actionable steps for self-care and suicide prevention.

​Self-Care for the Wounded Soul


​This seminar will spark a discussion around the necessity of spiritual self-care in everyday life. Attendees will gain real-life definitions of self-care, plus ways to begin to build a daily habit.

​From Pastor to a Psych Ward


​Steve Austin lives at the intersection of faith and mental health. In this hope-filled talk, Steve invites listeners to take off their masks and join him in owning their story. Yes you CAN be a Christian and also have a mental illness.

​Meet Steve Austin.


Steve Austin is a former pastor who made his bed in hell, and found God there. Steve served the local church for ten years. During that time, he was secretly suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. He was terrified for anyone to know the extent of his despair. Things became so unbearable that Austin nearly died by suicide in 2012. He wrote From Pastor to a Psych Ward in 2016 as a promise to those who have reached the end of their rope: your story isn’t over. Steve is dedicated to reaching those who are hiding from God and the rest of us. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two kids, and loves all things peanut butter and chocolate.

​Copyright 2019. Steve Austin Creative Services, LLC.

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