Dr. Stephen Conley
Dr. Stephen Conley was born and raised in Fayetteville, Georgia. He had the privilege of hearing the Gospel at an early age and was converted as a young teenager. He was blessed to have godly parents and mentors who shepherded and guided him throughout his life. It was during his years as a student that God ignited a burning desire in his heart to serve God in a life of ministry for His glory.
After high school, Stephen attended a Christian college in Wisconsin, where he received his B.A. in Bible and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. It was during this time that he also met his wife Shannon where they were married. Stephen received an M.Div. at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary in 2007 and a D.Min in Expository Preaching in 2019 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In God’s providence, the Conleys have had the opportunity to serve for 12 years at a church in Lynchburg, Virginia and now at Raintree Community Church since March 2020.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys running, reading, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Some of his favorite authors of the past and present include Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, J.C. Ryle, C.S. Lewis, John Piper, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, and Paul Tripp. He is also a very devoted Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fan. The Conleys have been blessed with three children: Esther, Jonas, and Isaac.