Stefan Weathers Sr.
Stefan Weathers is a 30-year-old husband, father, writer, preacher, pastor, and public theologian. He was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University located in Durham, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and minor in English-writing. During his time at NCCU, he developed a love for community organizing and was heavily involved in and led in advocacy efforts around racial justice, voting rights, and education access and affordability.
Upon graduation from North Carolina Central University, knowing he was called to Christian ministry he went on to attend Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. In May 2017, he graduated with his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from CRCDS, being awarded the Gene and Jean Bartlett Preaching Prize. On October 8, 2017 he was ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA. He is currently pursuing a doctorate from Duke University Divinity School.
Stefan is lovingly married to his wife Min. Keturah Clark-Weathers, who is also a graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where they met. And, he is the proud father of Stefan Weathers, Jr.
Stefan says, "Don't ever think that you can put me in a box." It comes from a West African belief system that doesn't believe in a separation of sacred and secular.
From being a Black man to a Christian, devoted husband and father to a pastor, he has multifaceted interests and possesses a wealth of expertise in a number of areas. He maintains the insight of a political scientist and the heart of a social/community organizer, activist, and servant. He enjoys living and modeling a holistically healthy lifestyle through pescatarianism, running, avid reading, devotion/reflection, and the often undervalued aspect of "play," which can be found in his love for comic books, video-games, and anime. And, all of this while holding a Ph.D in sarcasm!
Being unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian and his passion for using this lens to practically address the lives of individuals and groups and the societal injustice that runs roughshod over those same individuals and groups birthed the website and blog. He continues to envision this site as a platform to inspire, empower, and highlight culture.