Dr. Reginald Stepney, a native of New York City, New York, was licensed to minister the gospel on June 21, 1981 by Pastor Rosa Lilly of Lilly’s Chapel Church in New York City, NY. Dr. Stepney served as an associate minister in the United Student Fellowship Campus Ministry at North Carolina State University assisting Dr. Shelton Murphy from 1981 to 1992. Dr. Stepney was ordained as an Elder in 1992 by Pastor Willie Vaughn of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Hertford, North Carolina.
Dr. Stepney served as Pastor of the United Student Fellowship from 1993 until 2000. In 2000, Dr. Stepney was commissioned to begin a local church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The local church was birthed from the campus ministry in obedience to God to reach the harvest of souls in the City of Raleigh, and even the Nations. The first church services were held in January 2000. Dr. Stepney was officially installed as the Founder and Senior Pastor of Fulfilled Promise Tabernacle in 2000 by Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn, Prelate of the Go Tell It Ministry Worldwide Network of Churches. Fulfilled Promise Tabernacle is located at 320 Bledsoe Avenue in the “inner city” of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dr. Reginald Stepney graduated from North Carolina State University in 1982 with a degree in Zoology and taught high school science in the Durham Public School system from 1987 to 1994. Dr. Stepney currently teaches science in the Wake County Public School system where he mentors students through education.
Dr. Stepney graduated from Duke Divinity School in 1998 with a Masters of Divinity and in 2015 with a Doctorate of Ministry. Dr. Stepney served as a Spiritual Formation Leader and Instructor for Seminarian students at Duke Divinity School from 2003 to 2007.
Dr. Stepney served as District Presbyter over the southern states dioceses under Go Tell It Ministry Worldwide Network of Churches until 2015. Dr. Stepney formerly served on the Board of Directors for StepUP Ministry, a transitional ministry assisting the community. Dr. Stepney is the president of the Board of Directors for Fulfilled Promise Tabernacle and president of Reality Promised, a non-profit subsidiary of Fulfilled Promised Tabernacle.
Dr. Stepney is the younger of two sons born to the late William McKinley Stepney and Mary Vaughn Stepney of Hertford, North Carolina. Dr. Stepney is happily married to the former Sandra Atkins Stepney, who shares with him as Founders and Pastors of Fulfilled Promise Tabernacle. Mr. & Mrs. Stepney are the best of friends and have been married for over 33 years. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Krista and Regina Stepney and a host of spiritual sons and daughters.
Most importantly, Dr. Stepney is devoted to his commitment to Christ and to the Pastorate. Dr. Stepney is indeed a Pastor after the heart of God and concerned for all people.