Stafford North, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Bible
Oklahoma Christian University
Dr. North received his bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University in 1950, Master's from Louisiana State University in 1952, and doctorate from the University of Florida in 1957.
North is currently a distinguished professor of Bible at Oklahoma Christian University and has taught at the University since 1952. For 38 of those years, he served in the administration at Oklahoma Christian being Executive Vice President for twenty years. Since 1994 he has been teaching full-time in the College of Biblical Studies, although sometimes spending time on special projects for the University. In 2008, for example, he completed Soaring on Wings Like Eagles, a 529-page history of Oklahoma Christian. For his work in education, Dr. North was elected to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1997.
Stafford has been preaching among churches of Christ since 1948 and has done located work at congregations in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Florida. He has spoken on numerous lectureships, seminars, and teacher training programs and has preached in churches of Christ throughout the United States and many foreign countries.
Stafford has also been an elder at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City since 1972. He is married to Jo Anne North who has been active in teaching children, women, and in working in prison ministry. They have four children, ten grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.