Pioneer Men’s Ministry Leader Dies at 72

Longtime men’s ministry leader Steve Farrar, founder of Men’s Leadership Ministries and Associate Pastor of Men’s Ministry at Stonebriar Community Church, died late Saturday evening at his home outside Dallas at the age of 72. The cause of death is not yet determined.

Farrar’s mission was to equip men to be the spiritual leaders of their homes and churches. He founded Men’s Leadership Ministries in 1990 to help guide godly men in the fight for their lives and families. With a finger on the pulse of men, a style full of candor and humor, and a commitment to Scripture, Farrar regularly addressed men at churches and events across North America, including Promise Keepers in the 1990s.

“Steve was more than a ministry leader. He was a friend and mentor to not only me, but also to countless men around the world,” said Gary Rosberg, Men’s Leadership Ministries board chair and co-founder of America’s Family Coaches. “Steve spoke into the hearts, passion and capacity of men and gave them courage to lead and stand against the buffeting winds of culture. He used his prophetic presence and voice to challenge men with both a strong and direct, yet tender and interpersonal approach. While we rejoice in Steve’s heavenly homegoing, we know that men around the world are mourning the void his passing has left on earth.”

Farrar authored 20 books for men throughout his career, including “Manna: When You’re Out of Options, God will Provide,” “True Courage” and “Battle Ready.” A revised and updated version of his bestseller, “Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family,” which embodied his ministry message and sold more than 500,000 copies, is scheduled to release from Multnomah on April 26, 2022.

For more than 20 years Farrar taught a weekly men’s Bible study that was attended by several hundred men in Dallas and countless others online. He was also Associate Pastor of Men’s Ministry at Stonebriar Community Church and regularly served as a guest preacher.

“Steve Farrar was a long-time personal friend whom we loved as one of the charter members of our church,” said Pastor Charles Swindoll of Stonebriar Community Church. “His enthusiasm was contagious and he often filled our pulpit at the last minute to deliver God’s truth in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner. His dynamic communications style encouraged all who heard him to love the Lord and His Word as he did.”

Farrar was a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a master’s degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and a Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary, where his doctoral thesis became the foundation for his signature book, “Point Man,” and set the course of his ministry.

He leaves behind Beverly, his 94-year-old mother; Jeff, his brother; Mary, his wife of 44 years; their three adult children, Rachel, John and Josh; and seven grandchildren.

A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. CST on March 6 at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Visit for updates and details on the livestream of the service.

(SOURCE: A. Larry Ross Communications)

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