Dr. Marvin Stephens

Acting Chair
Department of Applied Science
College of Arts and Sciences

PhD in Chemistry | University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
BS in Chemistry | Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio

Dr. Marvin Stephens spent eleven years teaching at Malone College in Canton, OH (1969-1980) before he became the Vice President and Technical Director of Wadsworth/ALERT Labs, also in Canton (1980-1992). He taught at Fortaleza Academy in Fortaleza, Brazil as a missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions from 1992-1993, and then continued mission work stateside at Editorial Bautista Editorial in Sebring, Florida as a Spanish literature publisher (1993-2008). From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Stephens taught at Clearwater Christian College and began part-time teaching at Maranatha in 2011.

Dr. Stephens and his wife, Susan, were married in 2010. Dr. Stephens has three children—one daughter and two sons. Both Dr. and Mrs. Stephens teach at Maranatha during the fall semester and spend most of their springs and summers in Clearwater, Florida. Their home church is Missouri Avenue Baptist Church in Clearwater, where Dr. Stephens teaches an adult Sunday School class and is the song leader. He enjoys reading and gardening in his free time, and his favorite missionary is his daughter and her family, who serve in Niger, Africa.