Stephen A. Craft: a Defense Attorney on Justice and the Courts


We meet in person for Sunday services at 11 a.m., observing safety measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19. (See below.)

Stephen Craft is chief assistant public defender for the Georgia Public Defender’s Office here in Columbus, where he supervises day-to-day operations of 23 attorneys. He’s been with the office since it was created in 2005, and before that he worked in his own practice, specializing in criminal defense.

Stephen A. Craft

Justice, fairness and equity are important concepts in Unitarian Universalism, but many us would be surprised about how— or whether—these ideas are applied to our legal system. Our guest speaker will explore misconceptions and the reality of how the system operates.

Stephen Craft has deep roots in Columbus. His parents, two sons, a daughter and two granddaughters live in the Columbus area. He attended Columbus State University when it was still a “college.” Then he worked at the Columbus Police Department, and he served as an intelligence specialist with the U.S. Navy.  After the Navy, he worked his way through law school. 

Stephen is married to Alicia Rodgers Craft, an event planner who has planned an event at Grace Fellowship Hall.

Our Pandemic Safety Measures

Almost 100 percent of our members and friends have been vaccinated for COVID-19, and our seating has been changed to make social distancing easier. We do have music, but we don’t sing together. Masks are optional, except for those who have not completed the vaccination process. Guests are welcome, but if you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask and observe strict social distancing.