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Craig Stephans grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. After earning a soccer scholarship to The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Counseling.  He is the author of Shakespeare on Spirituality: Life-Changing Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Plays . Also the author of Life as God Has It: A Return to Paradise (available from Amazon or the author), a book presenting the major themes of the Bible.  He has recently written the soon to be available To Be Silent: The Too Busy Church.  Craig and his wife Missy were married in May 1991. They have a daughter Madeline and a son Jack, and two golden retrievers Marius and Ellie.

Craig earned a B.A. English Literature from The Citadel in 1991 and a Master’s of Education in Community Counseling from The Citadel School of Professional and Graduate Studies in 1994.  He earned a Master’s of Divinity from Trinity School of Ministry in 2009 and was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of North America.  In May of 2019, Craig earned a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Craig gladly accepted a call to be the rector / pastor of The Church of the Redeemer (Anglican) in Camden, NC just outside Elizabeth City in 2010 and continues to serve there. He and his family live in Elizabeth City, NC.

Spiritual Autobiography



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