The 917 Society Boards, Founders Club President Dr. Ming Wang and Vice President, Lee Beaman welcome to the Founders Club, Stephen Skelton. Stephen is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, established his first publishing company in 1999. At that time, Stephen began publishing
Bible studies for churches, which were distributed through LifeWay,
Cokesbury, and In addition, he published booklets
about the influence of faith on the foundation of our nation.

In 2018, Stephen founded The American Bible Project. Through this
non-profit organization, he has brought the First American Bible back
into print. This is the only Bible approved by the United States
Congress. It is the only Bible recommended to Americans by our
government. And, as historians refer to it, it is the “Bible of the
American Revolution.” Because of the historical importance of the First
American Bible, Stephen is putting this Bible back into schools. For
more information, please visit

Today, Stephen publishes both Bible studies for churches and Bibles for
schools. He actively supports the Gideons International and the 917
Society. Stephen has been married to his wife Ashlee for 25 years. They
have three children and two dogs.