Dr. Michael Staples
President, Scripture Union USA
“I love to see the light bulb turn on in the lives of youth. Jesus becomes even more real for them as they identify with His heart for the children and His care for the poor.”
Michael joined the Scripture Union Team in 2014 and became the National Field Director. He served on the leadership team and became President in 2017.
He has been engaged in full time ministry for over 30 years from his first assignment as a Youth and Christian Education Pastor in a church in 1986 through 15 years of Global Ministry in Africa and Asia as a missionary, community development director and mobilizer of volunteers.
In South Africa, Michael provided leadership to a multiracial college and was engaged in reaching street children during the early years of Nelson Mandela’s government.
In Southern Asia, he helped to establish a program reaching at-risk families and child sponsorship of 200 children along with an education program, health care clinic and job training program focusing on rescuing victims of human trafficking.
Michael also served as the Regional Director for Global University for India, and as a professor at Southeastern University in Florida while he directed a residential facility and ministry for disadvantaged youth.
He is a graduate of Grove City College, Erskine Theological Seminary, USF and Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Development and is an ordained minister.
The staff and volunteers of Scripture Union USA are united by a desire to invite people into a relationship with Jesus.
We encourage you, no matter your religious background, to meet and know Jesus through Bible reading and prayer, so you can grow, and encourage others to do the same!