For Stephen, the print business was less a career path than a way of life. His father, Johnny Oates, started The Long Run Press in 1983, so Stephen grew up surrounded by printing. Stephen started helping out in the print shop at age 13, became a full-time employee in 1995, and hasn’t looked back since. After 19 years in the business Stephen still loves the satisfaction of seeing a print job through from beginning to end.
Stephen was born and raised in Slapout, AL—a quaint little town just close enough to the city. Stephen is currently finishing his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies at Faith Bible Institute and in his free time enjoys exercising, going to sporting events, and cooking.
Stephen loves: The Doors, basketball, and his tattoos.