Stephen moved to Elkin in 2015 from the Atlanta area where he served as an associate pastor and youth minister. He serves EVBC as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions. Some of the ministries Stephen oversees are our age-graded ministries, missions programs and trips, and church education. Stephen received his bachelor's degree from Southeastern College at Wake Forest. He earned his master's of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctoral degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen married Rachel in 2005. They have eight children, Ryan, Joshua, Rachel Beth, Leigh Anna, Elisha, Jeremiah, Abram, and Kate Lynn. Stephen spends his free time with his wife, enjoying his children, running, hiking, and reading.