Actor and Author
STEPHEN BALDWIN - actor, family man, born-again Christian - makes his home in upstate New York with his wife and two young daughters. The youngest of the Baldwin brothers acting clan, Stephen is one of the few Hollywood actors versatile enough for key roles in everything from The Usual Suspects to Bio-Dome.
A Massapequa, NY native, he gained notice in his teens as a successful opera singer before pursuing acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Not long after, he was busy with roles in both film (Posse, 8 Seconds, A Simple Twist of Fate) and television (The Young Riders). Baldwin has appeared in over 60 films and been featured on such top-rated television shows as Fear Factor, Celebrity Mole, Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull-riding and The Celebrity Apprentice. He has his own production company that is developing projects for television and the big screen. He is active in charity work for the AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Carol M. Baldwin Cancer Research Fund, Love 146, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
These days, however, his role as director, co-producer, and founder of The Global Breakthrough Ministry- is bringing out his white hot passion for evangelism. He is the author of the New York Times best seller, The Unusual Suspect, and has written his first work of fiction, The Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips published by Hachette Book Group.
"Stephen was completely awesome! This man endured some unreal travel arrangements when the flights began cancelling but he stuck with it and brought a powerful message from God to our community. Stephen made himself available and did not hold back an ounce from delivering the message he was given. Many men's hearts were changed because he allowed God to use him in spite of some challenging travel issues...and lack of sleep."
-Man Alive Conference 2013
"We’ve had the privilege of having Stephen at Central on two different occasions and both events were a huge success for us. Stephen’s personality is engaging and his story authentically connects to the hearts of people. He takes people on a wonderfully wild ride as he shares his life story. Stephen is a radically committed Christ Follower who is culturally relevant and effectively communicates God’s grace to the hearts of people."
-Michael James Murphy, Executive Pastor of Worship, Central Christian Church
"For a man of his status, Stephen Baldwin is definitely a humble and Kingdom minded man of God. He is incredibly in tune with the youth of today. God has given him an anointing to reach them. I would recommend him to any one having an event where you are NOT expecting a celebrity but a servant of God, who will point all of the glory to GOD!"
"Stephen inspired our congregation to a greater devotion to Christ. His passion for a “hardcore” faith kindled folks from Covenant and all over our community to pray and believe God for the great adventure ahead as the Lord’s Spirit leads us onward. Adults, youth, kids – we all left having taken a step of faith because Stephen challenged us. And we knew the challenge was real because Stephen lives a life today that embodies such faith. May the Lord continue to expand Stephen’s ministry! He’s God’s “unusual suspect,” and he’s made a difference that will resonate for a long, long time! (We’ve never had so many people in our facility on one Sunday before!)"
-Jeremy Grant, Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church