Pastor D. Stephenson is the founder pastor of EBC,Madurai. A graduate from Madras University,Stephenson was working in a private sector. When he felt God's call into ministry, he left his job and started his full-time ministry in the sub- urban regions of Madurai. He has now been in ministry since 1993.
He is married to Thanga Amutha and has a son, Jude Nathaneal. He strongly believes in the reformed doctrines and upholds the 1689 confession of faith. Stephenson is very passionate in spreading the gospel and doctrine of grace among the pentecostal pastors in TN. Although he was not graduated in theology,
By God's grace and through his persistent study, he conducts theology courses for pastors in 5 places. He feels God's leading in every facet of his life and knows he is living out the purpose God has for him; teaching and preaching God's grace and love to all men, especially among the nominal Christians.