Stephen was born in Illinois in 1978, and lived there until 1993, when his family moved to Indiana. He was brought up in a pastor’s home, and came to trust Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. Stephen graduated from Bob Jones University in 1999 with a BA in Pastoral Studies, and graduated from the Baptist College of Ministry seminary in 2003 with an MA in Bible.

Stephen and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2003. More than anything else, they enjoy spending time with their sons, John and Christian. Stephen has served on staff at Falls Baptist Church since 2000, and has served as administrator of Baptist College of Ministry since 2003. His ministry at the church has been characterized by a focus on the transfer of spiritual leadership from generation to generation. Stephen and Elizabeth lead the “Foundations” adult Bible study group at Falls Baptist Church, and enjoy participating in the Spanish Ministry as well. Stephen oversees the dramatic productions at the church, and also assists with church business administration. He teaches in Falls Baptist Academy and Baptist College of Ministry, and writes regularly for the church and college.