Pastor Stan is a native of the mid-Ohio Valley. He grew up in Parkersburg, WV, and graduated from Marietta College. He and his wife Jean raised their large family of seven children in Vienna,WV. In 1980, Stan and Jean packed up the family and moved to Dallas, Texas, so that he could attend Christ for the Nations Bible Institute.  He later became part of the Pastoral staff at Church of the King  under the leadership of Jim Hodges. He moved back to the Mid-Ohio valley in 1992  to plant a charismatic church with the focus of the gifts of the Holy Spirit being released and restoration coming to the body of Christ. He was senior Pastor of Valley Harvest Church (now named Freedom Gate Church) until 2002. As a staff pastor at FGC, Pastor Stan has been very instrumental in developing  and teaching foundational classes for the church body at Freedom Gate.