Stephen grew up in Fort Smith, AR. At the age of 8, he understood he was separated from God because of his sin. One summer day, he surrendered his life to follow Jesus through repentance and faith.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith he met and married Becca, now a registered nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2007 Stephen moved to Memphis, TN to attend Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. During seminary Stephen met Pastor Danny Sinquefield and joined the staff of Faith Baptist Church – a church family he wholeheartedly loves!

In 2014 & 2017, God blessed Stephen and Becca with two incredible boys. Stephen continues to serve on staff at Faith as an Associate Pastor and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at  Westminster Theological Seminary.