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The Rev. Dr. Stephen Chapin Garner

Chapin is a native New Yorker, having grown up over the border from New Canaan in Westchester County. His greatest passions in life are being a husband, father, and pastor.

Chapin is a graduate of Boston University School of Theology, and he holds Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor at the Village Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts and the United Church of Christ in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Chapin has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alban Institute, an adjunct faculty member in homiletics at Boston University School of Theology and General Theological Seminary, and a resident preacher at the Church at Point O’Woods in Fire Island.

Chapin’s books & plays include:

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Chapin Garner. Senior Minister

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Chapin Garner
Senior Minister

(203) 966-2651, x1
chapin@godsacre.org

Daily Devotion

Read: Acts 15:36–41

The disagreement became so sharp that they parted company; Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed to Cyprus. But Paul chose Silas and set out . . .  Acts 15:39–40

Our failure does not thwart God’s success. When we stumble, God can still use our falling to further God’s mission. Paul and Barnabas, two men of faith commissioned together by the apostles in Jerusalem, got in an argument and that argument escalated into a separation. This was a moment of failure for both Paul and Barnabas, their fellowship could not withstand their fight.…

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