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Steven Félix-Jäger is an associate professor at Life Pacific University and chair of the Worship Arts and Media program. A theologian, exhibiting artist, songwriter, and producer, Félix-Jäger is also the author or co-author of seven books and of numerous scholarly journal articles about art, aesthetics, worship, and theology. He has served in various pastoral capacities, and is passionate about engaging culture theologically, especially as it pertains to the church.

He is biracial (Puerto Rican and German) and was born on the mission field in Schillingsfürst, Germany before moving to the US at a young age. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife Connie, daughter Mila, and dog Biggie.

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Curriculum Vita


Academic Disciplines: Theological Aesthetics, Pentecostal Theology, Public Theology, Christian Ministries, Worship Studies, the Arts



  • 2023 | Harvard University, Graduate Certificate in Philosophy and Ethics

  • 2014 | University of Wales (UK), PhD in Theology

  • 2017 | Azusa Pacific University, MFA in Visual Art

  • 2010 | Southeastern University, MA in Minsterial Leadership

  • 2007 | Florida Southern College, BA in Theological Studies and Studio Art (double major)


Professional Experience:

  • 2018-Present | Asoc. Prof. and Chair of Worship Arts and Media, Life Pacific University

  • 2019-Present | Adj. Asst. Prof. of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

  • 2010-2020 | Adj. Prof. of Theology, Southeastern University

  • 2018-2019 | Adj. Prof. of Fine Art, California Baptist University

  • 2017-2018 | Adj. Prof. of Theology, Pentecostal Theological Seminary

  • 2014-2017 | Adj. Prof. of Humanities, Polk State College


Ministerial Experience:

  • Licensed Minister with the Foursquare Church

  • 2010-2017 | Contemporary Worship Leader & Director of Youth Ministry, Beymer Memorial United Methodist Church (Winter Haven, FL)

  • 2008-2010 | Youth Pastor and Worship Leader, Edgewood Baptist Church (Lakeland, FL)

  • 2005-2006 | Youth Pastor, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church (Titusville, FL)



Books (Monographs)

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven. Renewal Worship: A Theology of Pentecostal Doxology. Grand Rapids: IVP Academic, 2022.

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven. Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age: The Glocal Artist. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven. Spirit of the Arts: Towards a Pneumatological Aesthetics of Renewal. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven. With God On Our Side: Towards a Transformational Theology of Rock and Roll. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2017.

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven. Pentecostal Aesthetics: Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. Leiden: Brill Academic, 2015.


Co-written Books and Edited Volumes

  • Félix-Jäger, Steven and Yoon Shin. Renewing Christian Worldview: A Holistic Approach for Spirit-Filled Christians. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, (forthcoming) 2023.

  • Green, Chris E.W. and Steven Félix-Jäger, Eds. The Spirit & the Screen: Pneumatological Reflections on Contemporary Cinema. Lanham: Fortress Academic, (forthcoming) 2023.

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