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Fr. Stephen Gadberry

Identity and Mission of a Young Priest

In this talk, we will explore the importance of understanding our identity as beloved children of God so that we may more perfectly fulfill our mission from God.


Father Stephen Gadberry, a native of Arkansas, is a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Little Rock. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Germany and Central Iraq. He majored in philosophy and the liberal arts at St. Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana and completed his post-graduate studies in theology in Rome, Italy, earning an S.T.B from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a post-graduate specialization in Saint Augustine and Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from the Pontifical Augustinianum.

Father Stephen is a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute, part of Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Ministries. When not preaching at the pulpit, you can find him exercising, spending time outdoors, coaching a CrossFit class or playing with his dogs, Murph and Shorty. He is currently pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville, AR and St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Newport, AR.

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