Stephen and his wife, Candace, were born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In 2018, they followed God’s call in Stephen’s life to pursue full-time ministry, which led them to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to complete his M.Div in Biblical-Theological Studies. During their time at SBTS, God astounded them with his grace in not only sustaining them but in showing Stephen his passion for the original languages, in allowing Candace to exercise her gifts in music, and in granting them their first son, Micah James—a gift that was withheld from them for the first 6.5 years of marriage. As a pastor, Stephen has a passion to preach the gospel of Christ as widely and fervently as possible for it, alone, is the power to save sinners from sure destruction and the wrath of God. Along with his M.Div, Stephen received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Western Ontario and was Called to the Bar by the Law Society of Ontario in 2016.