Stephens, youth was filled with adversity as his family battled financial instability and even poverty at times to the point he dropped out of high school in an effort to help his family make ends meet. At the age of 16, he struck out on his own in an effort to get his life started only to find there was a great deal of future adversity that awaited him. After nearly taking his life after failing to enter the Navy, Stephen found himself yet again battling poverty and sleeping in borrowed cars and on the couches of friends when they were available. After surrendering His life to Christ at litter box while trying to earn money from cleaning a litter box he surrendered his life to Christ and in a moment that could only be described as a divine encounter, Stephen was promised to new hope and future. Three weeks later while working as a laborer on his fathers framing, he was given an opportunity to create a company of his own by a man known as Steve Myrick. Steve did not give Stephen money, tools, or equipment but an opportunity to finish a house and a chance to be poured into day after day, to become a better version of his self and a future leader. After a handshake and nail apron, Stephen began to build the tools needed out of the trash piles with the help of his father. Stephen’s first company Custom Home Exteriors began. Custom Home Exteriors is now a thriving company employing hundreds of team members and installers across three states.
Then in 2012 after being lead by the Lord, he began to write a series of short stories of life understandings and auto biography that became his first highly successful book The Journey Principles 10 Simply Principles for a Life Journey That Matters. The later success of the printing of this book opened doors to speak, create curriculum and play apart in the redemptive power of God to change hearts, lives, and minds every where he went.
Along the way, he relentlessly pursued the faith, knowledge, and strategies to guide others to do the same. Creating “The Journey Principles Transform U FrameWork” His life purpose is to magnify the effort by God’s hand and developing certified life change facilitators.
Stephen did not stop there, as he saw people who had lost their will to fight for a future through a variety of life adversities and set on a journey to serve the person he used to be and began studying just how God transformed him from the inside out. As a consistent learner, he set his sights on merging God’s principles with cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy, and neurolinguistics to create The Journey Principles Insitute Transform U framework.
Seeing just how successful the framework was, he knew it would always be limited to this ability to be present. That was until a chance encounter opened up the possibility of scaling the program through future like-minded and well trained Journey Principles Transform U trainers and facilitators.
Stephen know’s his story is not as unique as he wished it was with thousands struggling to find their identity, calling, and divine purpose. You may be just that person if you are ready to make a meaningful impact now may be just the time to start the next leg of your journey as a Professional Transform U Facilitator. We invite you to start that journey today.
Let Stephen guide you on redemptive instruction, proven life strategies, and help make the impact you were called to make.