Chaplain Stevens graduated from the Institute of Jewish Studies, a school of the Philadelphia Biblical University. He is an ETA (Evangelical Training Association) certified Bible Teacher. He holds a BA in Theology, MA in Ministry, and a Doctorate in Theology from Freedom Bible College and Seminary, He has completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Cooper Trauma Center. He is The Supervisor of Chaplains at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. He has completed his Certifification as a Psychiatric Rehab Counselor through UMDNJ, if the Lord leads him he may go on to become a Psychologist. I use my pain as a motivator, I wake up in... the morning and I talk to my pain, I get in my pain's "face" and I get up and minister to people in worst shape than me every day....I couldn't do this without the Lord's help! Jesus is my example, in the garden of Gethsemane Jesus struggled to...but the way He overcame was by accepting His destiny and obeying the Father.
The Correspondence School of Ministry is a new spiritual, educational training track of the New Jersey Institute of Theological Studies. This condensed, correspondence format will allow many of the basic courses of NJITS to be offered in a time frame better suited to the demands and time constraints of busy adults; particularly many of whom are already actively involved in ministry.
I wrote this book because most of us, both clergy and laity know absolutely nothing about helping a person get through grief. Quoting scripture or spouting rhetoric when a woman lost her 5 month old baby or when a strong vibrant man is suddenly paralyzed from the waist down doesn’t really help