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Stephen Lay

Pastor of Adult Ministries & Leadership Development


StephenL@waysidechapel.org


Stephen, a native of Tennessee and graduate of the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) spent eight years developing commercial and residential real estate prior to entering Dallas Theological Seminary where he obtained a Th.M. in Pastoral Leadership. His business experience has played an important role in his approach to ministry, especially with men.

Stephen has served every life stage in Adult Ministries and has a passion for reproducing discipleship, leadership development, and teaching God’s Word. Stephen has been impacted by the personal investment of others and believes deeply in “equipping the saints for the work of ministry.”

Stephen is married to Melody, a certified Optometric Vision Therapist, who helps correct vision related eye issues in children and adults. Stephen enjoys biking, basketball, college football, and almost anything aerobic. He loves to cook, date Melody, and spend time with his four sons; Matthew, Andrew, Gregory, and JP.

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