"It was legit. I accepted it. I believed it. I would pray to God and I tried to see God as my friend"
Stephen is from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was raised by a hardworking and devout Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) mother. His father was military, which meant he moved a lot growing up. He was mostly homeschooled and around the age of 12 his parents divorced.
He was a committed Christian even as a young child. As young as 8 years old he was waking up at 4 and 5 in the morning to pray and read his Bible!!
He eventually goes to study theology at a SDA college. He subsequently experiences some difficulties with his mother at home and decides to run away.
Stephen grew to love music and has now created some fantastic music of his own! It's unique and a lot of fun to listen to. Check it out:
Don't miss part 2 of my interview with Stephen. He explains his deconversion and discusses coming-out in more ways than one.