Stephen McDowell is co-founder and President of the Providence Foundation, a nonprofit Christian educational organization whose mission is to spread liberty, justice, and prosperity among the nations by educating individuals in a Biblical worldview. After obtaining a B.S. Degree in physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. Degree in geology at the University of Memphis, he was ordained for the ministry in 1978, working in the pastorate until 1984 when he assisted in establishing the Providence Foundation, and since then has served as its President.
McDowell is the editor of the Providential Perspective and has authored or co-authored a dozen books, videos, and training courses, including America's Providential History, In Search of Democracy, Liberating the Nations, In God We Trust Tour Guide, The Story of America's Liberty, and Building Godly Nations. His books and writings have been translated into French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, and Chinese, and distributed to hundreds of thousands of people.
He has traveled throughout the United States and to thirty nations in six continents, teaching tens of thousands of people from about 100 different countries. He has consulted with numerous government officials, assisted in writing political documents, aided in establishing political parties, and helped start a number of Christian schools.
McDowell has been an Adjunct Professor at Regent University and serves on the boards of numerous organizations and ministries. He has written scores of articles for various publications, appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, and spoken to many different religious, educational, civic, and political organizations. He also periodically does historic portrayals of Thomas Jefferson. He and his wife Beth live in Charlottesville, Virginia, and have four children.