Darryl W. Stephens


Director of United Methodist Studies

MDiv, Perkins School of Theology

PhD in Christian Ethics, Emory University

Rev. Dr. Darryl W. Stephens is an ordained deacon of the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) and holds a PhD in Christian Ethics from Emory University.

He is former Assistant General Secretary for Advocacy and Sexual Ethics at the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women in the UMC and a former faculty member of Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He researches and writes about ethics and ministry, for church and academic audiences. He is author of Methodist Morals: Social Principles in the Public Church’s Witness and co-editor of Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach.  His most recent publications are shared at www.facebook.com/darrylwstephens

He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the husband of Deaconess Myka Kennedy Stephens, Lancaster Seminary librarian. They are the parents of two children. Rev. Dr. Stephens enjoys classical and jazz music and occasional home renovation projects.

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