“I can’t explain the impact Mr. Stephens had on my life without tearing up. At a sensitive time in my life where I felt unworthy and no good, Mr. Stephens believed in me, gave me confidence, and pushed me to succeed. He showed me the beauty of singing and how one can honor the subjects of a song by correctly expressing, not just mechanical notes, but the heart and soul of music. When I sang about love, I felt love. When I sang about God, I felt God. Mr. Stephens showed us music and taught us to see that music can show us so much more.”