Stephen Roach is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, public-speaker, author, and poet. He is the founding member of the cinematic-folk band Songs of Water and pioneering visionary of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement.  Stephen has written and recorded six albums and contributed music to independent films and commercials as well as the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, John Mark McMillan, Sean Feucht and many others. 

Stephen travels internationally, performing and conducting workshops and keynotes on creativity and the pursuit of God.  He has taught as a guest speaker at The 18 Inch Journey and Selah Ministries Creative Worship Schools.  He served as Worship Pastor and Creative Arts Director for Awake Church in Winston Salem, NC.  Currently, he is hosting his own Makers and Mystics podcast and working on his first book of non-fiction prose. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Greensboro, NC, with their two beautiful children, Evangelyn Belle and Isaac Brighton.