Pastor Stafford accepted his call to preach the Gospel of Jesus in November 1990. He was licensed in December of 1990 and served as Associate Minister at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church under his father, Dr. E.E. Stafford.
Pastor Stafford received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. He received his Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling, from Interdenominational Theological Center (Morehouse School of Religion) in Atlanta, Georgia. He is presently in the final stage of his Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Skills for the 21st Century from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary of South Hamilton, Massachusetts, needing only to complete his thesis project.
Prior to arriving here with us, Pastor Stafford served for a season as Youth Pastor at the Orchard Knob Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served as Senior Pastor of the Greater Morning Star Baptist Church of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He served as the Assistant Pastor of the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA until accepting the call to the Senior Pastorate of Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple and coming to us on February 16, 2003.
Pastor Stafford is the proud parent of his daughters, Imani, who is 17, Takenya, who is 8, and Torrey who is 6.