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Donald Stevens

Contributor since: Sep 30, 2004
Denomination: Methodist

About Donald Stevens

Education: M. Div. in 2004 from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A. in 2001 from Thomas Edison State College A.A. in 1999 from Camden County Community College

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I’m just a young guy still learning the ropes. I hope that whatever I write helps whoever happens to read it.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Two part series at the beginning of Advent in 1991 or 92 preached by Rev. Dave Bailey, founder of Ranch Hope for boys and a friend of my pastor at the time. Rev. Bailey inspired me to be the best speaker and preacher that I could learn to be.

Family: Wife Bonnie and daughter Trista

What my parents think of my sermons: I’m my mom’s favorite preacher. She likes Robert Shuler second. Dad’s never heard me preach, he’s agnostic.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Not sure. She says she likes them but she’s never too enthusiastic about it.

Best advice given to me about preaching: K.I.S.S. If I have to explain that, well, it kind of defeats the point, doesn’t it?

Books that have had an impact: "Pastor" by Will Willimon anything by CS Lewis "Starting Right" by Kenda Dean "Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers" by William Easum "From the First Bite" by Kay Sheppard "The Word of God and the Word of Man" by Karl Barth "Works of Love" by Soren Kierkegaard

Hobbies: Surfing (the Net), watching hockey at any level, reading, going to the movies

What I want on my tombstone: Don loved the Lord