Stephen grew up in Jonesboro, Georgia, and was one of eight children. He was active in the ministries of FBC, Jonesboro, where he helped lead in the middle school, high school and college ministries. While in college and seminary at SEBTS, Stephen served in the middle school ministry and kid's ministry of the church he attended in the Wake Forest area. Stephen and his wife Hilary were married in 2013 have three children: Harrison, Summer, and Rhett.
• Bachelor in Christian Studies, The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017
• Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2021