Robert J. Stamps received the BA from Wheaton College, Illinois ('63), the MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky ('68), and the PhD from the Council for National Academic Awards, Saint John's College, University of Nottingham ('86). Dr. Stamps also studied at New College/University of Edinburgh, Garrett Theological Seminary/Northwestern University, Illinois, and the Institute for Holy Land Studies, Palestine. Ordained in 1966 through the United Methodist Church, he has served appointments as university chaplain and as pastor of congregations across the United States. He is also the writer of several published hymns, a connoisseur of great music (BBC Radio Three online), and a student of the American Civil War. Dr. Stamps is married and father of a son and a daughter.