AbouT STephen Atkins
Stephen Atkins is a talented singer/song writer/keyboard player and has toured extensively, giving over 1,500 performances in his 21 year career. These performances have included full scale concerts, church services, school assemblies, business and ministry dinners and workshops within Australia.
Stephen has dedicated his music to help people discover true meaning and purpose in their lives with songs that present the hope, peace and salvation that God wants to give us and many have come to faith in Jesus through his ministry. His passionate performances are highly entertaining and his unique brand of Christian music has a timeless quality that appeals to both believers and non-believers alike.
Stephen has recorded 6 studio albums that have been played on radio around Australia. His music has been said to have “a depth and quality that is uncommon in the genre” and he has been described as a “highly talented performer” whose “great voice and musical ability appeals to all ages”.
Stephen has also produced CD’s for other artists, written and performed in several musicals, was a finalist in the “Young Australian of the Year” Awards and has university degrees in music and theology. He is married to Tina and together they have two children, Daniel (13) and Sophie (8). Their home church is Gateway Church Devonport.
What Others Have Said
“At the invitation of our church leadership Steve Atkins came to share and play as the lead performer of a Sunday morning musical event we organised at our church in Carnegie Victoria. We planned it as an event where many people who had not been to church would come. Many non-churched people did come and the event was an outstanding success, very much due to Steve’s musical talents, insights and spiritual maturity. Steve took great care beforehand to seek to understand the people who were coming and where they were ‘coming from’, aiming to pitch his music and message in a way that people could easily understand what he was saying. Steve spoke very passionately and honestly about his own brokenness and relationship with Jesus and really connected well with the people who came. This was well complemented by his great musical skills and awesome voice. His honesty and the depth of his talent were very much appreciated by everyone. I am still getting excellent feedback about the event. People found his warm friendly personality easy to relate to and he had many important conversations with people afterwards. Steve demonstrated a depth of spiritual maturity that made him very easy to work with. His walk with the Lord is genuine and it shows. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. We will definitely be asking Steve back.”
(Peter Los - Pastor at Carnegie Church of Christ)
“Music is a powerful medium at any time but Stephen’s ministry is especially so, due to it being Bible based, Christ centred and God honouring. His music is very refreshing and it invites us to step outside ourselves and depend on God. Bible Society is pleased to endorse and support Stephen in his ministry to the church and to not-yet-Christians.”
(Allan Harris – Former Bible Society Head in Tasmania)
“Stephen Atkins and his music are truly inspired by God! This Tasmanian is highly skilled on keyboard and as a singer/songwriter. His overall presentation of combining his creative gift with background projection and sensitivity to the leading of the Spirit of God will meaningfully touch hearts from the very young to the most senior in any church. It has been my privilege to have known Stephen for some time yet I continue to be impressed by the depth of the timely messages in his music. In a very insecure and unstable world, Stephen offers Bible and Christ-centred hope to all. My previous church’s worship team found Stephen’s music workshops very constructive, insightful, motivating and encouraging. Likewise the professionally-handled school outreaches were beneficial to both students and teachers. I firmly believe that Stephen Atkins is a prominent, highly effective, exciting and valuable ministry and that he will bless any church. Consequently I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen Atkins to you.”
(Dr Robert McQuillan AMAC, Director and International Exhortational Speaker – Life Focus Ministries)
“As well as being a great musician, songwriter and performer, Stephen Atkins is one of the rare breed of musicians not driven by ego. His musical passion serves his greater passion to proclaim that Jesus Christ lives today.”
(John Dickson – Author)
“Stephen participated in our Christmas Advent Pageant which attracted over 1,000 primary school students from local schools in the Burnie area. He was amazing and connected very well with the kids. I love his heart and passion for life and his commitment to build God’s kingdom.”
(Scott Waterhouse – Community Relations Manager with the City Mission)