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John Scott Stephens

John Scott Stephens, American physical therapist.


Stephens, John Scott was born on July 4, 1950 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States. Son of Robert Jefferson and Shirley Jean (Tague) Stephens.


Bachelor, University Virginia, 1972. Master of Science, Duke University, 1974.


Director physical therapy, Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem, Virginia, 1974-1976;president, Rehabilitation Services of Roanoke (Virginia), Inc., since 1976;president, Therapy Associations, Inc., Roanoke, since 1981;president, S & M Flying, Roanoke, since 1984. Regional director Community Rehabilitation Assocx., Virginia Beach, 1986-1990. Chairman Virginia Board Physical therapy, Richmond, Virginia, 1980-1986.

Appointed to Virginia Bd.Medicine, Richmond, 1981-1986.


Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.


Board directors Arthritis Foundation, 1978-1988. Vice president Roanoke chapter, 1980-1985. Member Roanoke City Republican Committee, since 1982, Task Force for Evaluation Government, Richmond, 1984.

Member American Physical Therapy Association (private practice section since 1976, director 1994-1997), Federation State Board Physical Therapy (president 1986-1990, bylaws committee 1998, finance committee since 1999), Virginia Physical Therapy Association (chairman 1974-1976, chief delegate 1981-1982, vice president 1986-1988, president since 1990). Clubs: Jefferson, Roanoke Businessmen's (president 1982). Lodges: Elks, Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, flying, camping, traveling.


Married Linda Price, June 12, 1971 (divorced March 1979). 1 child, Christyanna Michelle. Married Gayle Clarke, May 13, 1989.

1 stepchild, Lauren Nicole Gregory.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.