Stephen grew up in Jonesboro, Georgia, and was one of eight children in his family. He was active in the ministries of FBC, Jonesboro, helping to lead the college ministry as well as starting a homeschool outreach ministry in the church. While in college and seminary at SEBTS, Stephen served in the middle school ministry and kid's ministry of the church they attended in the Wake Forest area. Stephen also has extensive experience in the secular workforce. He was employed for 9 years with Chick-Fil-A and eventually served as a team manager. While in seminary, Stephen was employed full-time by Wells Fargo and was recognized as Team Member of the Year for 3 years. Stephen and his wife Hilary were married in 2013 have three children: Harrison, 5; Summer, 4; and Rhett, 3 months.
• Bachelor in Christian Studies, The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017
• Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, spring 2021