I have been in ministry for 18 years serving outside several major metropolitan areas across North America (Tampa, Philadelphia,  Atlanta, and Sacramento). As an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church I have lead worship regularly for congregations as large as 1,200 people. My areas of pastoral expertise include missions, spiritual formation, adult education, and emerging generations. I am currently doing part-time pulpit supply for the Church of Scotland while completing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen under John Swinton in the area of Practical Theology. Starting this Fall I will be joining ECO as a Senior Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in the west valley of Phoenix, AZ.

In addition to my PhD research I have completed a Doctor of Ministry from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI in the area of Spiritual Formation; a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA; and a Bachelors in Pastoral Studies from Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, FL. My areas of academic interest include practical theology, disability theology, Christian spirituality, missiology, the monastic tradition, and the early reformation period in its late medieval context. I have presented theological papers in North America at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. I have also presented theological papers in the U.K. at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; at Westminster College, Cambridge, England; at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and have a paper proposal accepted at Durham University, England. To see my CV you can visit my Academia.edu page by clicking here


Tony Stiff is a graduate of Westminster seminary, a friend, and a solid young thinker.
— Dr. Scot McKnight, Professor at Northern Seminary
Many will cite Tony’s keen mind or winsome communication style as his greatest strengths, but I appreciate most his earnest desire to grow and mature through self-reflection, inviting feedback, and listening well.
— Dr. Chuck DeGroat, Professor at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
Tony was one of my most creative and forward looking students...I expect him to excel in any future academic or ministry endeavors that lay ahead of him.
— Dr. Daniel Ebert, Professor at Trinity International University
Tony possesses the unique ability to engender growth and development in those he manages. He does this primarily by conducting himself in a manner worthy of being emulated.
— Dr. Max Botner, PhD University of St. Andrews, and N.T. Wright's research assistant
Tony was a real blessing to me and to our congregation as a worship leader, preacher and friend. His messages were thoughtful and well-presented and he was always able to connect with the people in the pews.
— Rev. Dr. Robert L. Smith, Rubislaw Parish Church of Scotland
For seven years Pastor Tony served our church family with great skill, love and grace.
— Rev. Dr. Jim Barstow, my Supervisor at Centerpoint Community Church
Tony was exemplary in all he did at our church and a tremendous asset to our church leadership.
— Pastor Heath Watson, my Supervisor at Grace Christian Fellowship
I believe Tony’s gentle nature coupled with his passionate love for the Kingdom of God are a great ministry combination. Anthony is passionate about faithfully understanding Scripture, passing that understanding on, and then seeing, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that understanding change and transform lives.
— Pastor Mike Hollenbach, my Supervisor at New Life Dresher Church

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