Dr. Christopher "Crip" Stephensen
is the Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, and has been teaching at Lee University since 2008. His areas of specialization include theological method, pneumatology, Christology, and Pentecostal theology. His current research projects include works on baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the theology of Amos Yong, and the work of Jesus Christ (for Eerdmans’s “Guides to Theology” series).
Stephenson has published articles in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Istina and Religion Compass. He frequently presents at the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies
Stephensen received Lee University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2014. This is one of three faculty excellence awards recognizing teaching, scholarship and advising. They are considered the highest honors bestowed on Lee faculty each year. As an ordained bishop, Stephenson is an active member of the East Cleveland Church of God congregation, where he regularly teaches, preaches, and contributes to Sunday liturgy. Stephenson earned his PhD in theology and ethics from Marquette University and his MA and BA from Lee University.
Stephenson and his wife Lisa, also a Department of Theology faculty member, have two daughters, Abigail and Bella.
Stephenson teaches the Kairos Intro to Theology Course.