Born and raised in Cedars and educated at Biabou Methodist and St. Vincent Grammar School, Alphaeus Frederick Stephenson has a distinguished career in the courts and in government.
Stephenson began his career in the courts serving as a Junior Clerk Magistracy and advancing to a Senior Clerk Magistracy. He then moved to the Ministry of Health serving as a Senior Accounts Clerk. He was then transferred to the Customs and Excise Department where he served as a Senior Customs Officer rising to Executive Officer and rising again to Supervisor.
Stephenson has a history of community involvement. He has been involved in the National Youth Council, the Anglican Youth Council, the South Windward Carnival Development Committee, the Bridgetown Community Organisation and the Customs Sports Club.
Professionally, he has served as Minister of Government and MP helping to guide the government’s policy in a variety of areas. He has a number of certifications in Youth Development Work, a Diploma from the RSS Staff Command Course and a Certificate from the US Border Security in Counterfeiting and Patents.
A committed Christian, he served as President of the St. Matthew's Anglican Youth Movement and as President of the Anglican Youth Council of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He has been an active member of the Anglican Church in the Parish of St. Matthew and with St. Marks and St. Sylvan as an Anglican lay minister.
His favorite book is The Bible and his favorite musician is Bob Marley.