Stephen Mansfield has a passion for telling stories of faith. He has dedicated his life to serving others, by helping them understand their faith, current events, and now the lives of influential figures. He is a New York Times best-selling author and a popular speaker who also leads a media training firm based in Washington DC.
He first rose to global attention with his groundbreaking book The Faith of George W. Bush, a bestseller that Time magazine credited with helping to shape the 2004 U.S. presidential election. The book was also a source for Oliver Stone’s award-winning film “W.” Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama was another international bestseller. He has written celebrated biographies of Booker T. Washington, George Whitefield, Winston Churchill, Pope Benedict XVI, and Abraham Lincoln, among others. Publishers Weekly described his book, Killing Jesus, as “masterful.”
Stephen’s passion for men has led to a lifetime of ministry. His humorous but fiery Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men has inspired men’s events around the world.
His desire to be a voice for the voiceless has led to national prominence. His more recent The Miracle of the Kurds was selected as “Book of the Year” by Rudaw, the leading Kurdish news service. As a result of this book, Mansfield became a leading voice in support of the Kurds against the evils of ISIS in the Middle East.
Stephen speaks widely about men, leadership, faith, the lessons of history, and the forces that shape modern culture. He loves engaging with his audiences and helping them gain a better understanding of God, the world, and themselves.
In addition to speaking, and writing, he also leads a media training firm, The Mansfield Group, that has worked with top politicians, CEOs, rock stars, major publishing firms, and educational institutions around the world.
Mansfield lives in Nashville and the nation’s capital with his wife Beverly, an award-winning songwriter and producer.
"Stephen Mansfield is a scholar, storyteller and master speaker. He's spoken to my 300+ team members several times, and he's blown them away every time. He's one of our favorite guests!"
"The event with Stephen Mansfield was exceptional! We grossed over $700,000 and 800 in attendance and many statements that this was "the best ever"...Stephen is a wonderful person and a very gifted speaker. We are so blessed he was with us this year!"
“I don’t know if I can even find the words – WOW! He is just the most amazing guy. I would recommend him a zillion times over to anyone needing a speaker…for anything. Thank you so much for putting him in your list of suggested names. I plan on sending out an email to the other Christian schools in the area to let them know who they need to get for their next banquet!…We ended up serving only 367 people (normally around 550 or so) and yet after Stephen’s speech and financial appeal, we ended up not only meeting but exceeding our financial goals! Talk about God’s faithfulness!!! On top of that, it was such an uplifting and encouraging message that we all left feeling renewed and refreshed. You really picked a winner with Stephen!”