Dr. Stephen Reel

Dr. Stephen ReelPosition: Head of School

Education: Columbia International University – BA Bible, M.Ed. Educational Administration
University of South Carolina – Ed.S. and Ph.D. Educational Administration

Years Experience: 31

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” I have never gotten over this verse!

Where did you grow up, and where have you lived?
I grew up in North Carolina but have lived almost all of my adult life in South Carolina.

What do you love about serving at MRCA? 
It is an incredible privilege to participate in the spiritual and educational preparation of the next generation. MRCA has a stellar reputation for producing well-prepared students who bring glory to God and honor to their families.

Besides Jesus, who is the person you would most want to meet? 
I already met her (and married her in 1984) – Melanie is my wife and best friend.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing golf and hiking in the mountains.

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
Our family enjoyed camping in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
I love every opportunity to be outside enjoying God’s creation.

Which Bible story has grown your faith the most?
I have been captivated by the gospel account of one incredible day with Jesus when His disciples witnessed Him calm a raging storm, deliver a demon-possessed man, heal a destitute woman, and raise Jairus’ daughter from the dead. (Mark 4-5) There is absolutely nothing beyond His power in my life!