Rev. Thompson is a graduate of Elon College (1973 BA), North Carolina and Southeastern Theological Seminary (1976 MDiv.), Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has previously pastored Mt. Zion Christian United Church of Christ, Mebane, NC (1970-76) and Zion United Church of Christ, Thomasville, NC (1977-92). He began his pastorate at Shallow Well on January 1, 1993. Rev. Thompson and his wife of 40+ years, Faye, have two sons, one grandson and two granddaughters. Stephen is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, holding a BS degree, and is currently enrolled at Campbell University School of Divinity in the Master of Divinity program. He is also seeking a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University. Stephen has worked with Lifeway Ridgecrest Center with children and youth, as well as being active on several mission trips, and other youth work. He is a native of Black Mountain, NC. Stephen, wife Emily and their son and daughter reside in Sanford. Stephen's responsibilities include working with youth, young families, small groups and assimilating visitors and new members into the life of our congregation. Formally known as Shallow Well Congregational Christian Church, the church was founded in 1831. We have a long tradition of faithfulness in Christ's service. Currently we have 350+ members on roll, with an average attendance that approaches 200.