Dr. Stigdon lives on a small farm in his home state of Indiana with an amazing wife who is intent on raising an ever-growing menagerie of cats, dogs, goats, ducks, bees, and chickens now that their three children are grown. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Crossroads Bible College, a Master’s degree with high distinction from Liberty University, and an Ed.D. from Grand Canyon University. He came to faith in Christ on January 16, 1996 at 1:30 in the afternoon after decades of reading Nietzsche and seeking truth anywhere he might find it except the one place it can be found in totality. After the irresistible, gracious work of The Holy Spirit, the two main catalysts for his conversion were Veggie Tales and a co-worker who relentlessly argued him into every logical corner imaginable. Once he realized that Christianity alone adequately addresses the “big questions” of life, Dr. Stigdon has been dedicated to studying Scripture and equipping other Christians to understand, articulate, and defend their faith while building an increasingly biblical worldview.
Dr. Stigdon has been teaching since 2008. He has written curriculum and taught courses at the high school and college levels in both Literature and Worldview. In addition to teaching at VSA, Dr. Stigdon currently serves as a dissertation Content Expert in the fields of Andragogy, Worldview, Theology, Ecclesiology, and Organizational Leadership. He enjoys reading (especially history, C.S. Lewis, and classic horror), honing his biblical Greek skills, cooking, driving his tractor (Green Gertie), and writing letters with his fountain pens. He is a life member of the HPLHS and hopes to someday be an adjunct professor at Miskatonic University.