Dennis Stephens is the President of the Rappahannock Pipe Organ Company in Callao, Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania in 1976, and a Bachelor of Science and Nursing Degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 1984. Dennis has been playing the organ for 48 years. He received the Bishop’s Diploma in Church Music from the Episcopal Church in America in 1999. Dennis began organ building in 1986 while still in nursing, mentoring with Charles Hall, and later Irving Lawless. He became a full time organ builder in 1997, and started the Rappahannock Pipe Organ Company in 1998. He has several historical organ restorations to his credit, the latest being the 1853 Berger Organ at Historic Fork Episcopal Church, the home parish of Patrick Henry. In addition Dennis enjoys collecting antiques, and resides at his restored historic plantation “Burnt Chimneys” c.1796 on the scenic Northern Neck of Virginia. In 2006 his company completed the installation of a 3/33 orchestral pipe organ for his residence. Dennis has been a member of the American Institute of Organbuilders since 1997, the American Guild of Organists since 1995, the Reed Organ Society since 1986, the American Theater Organ Society since 1995. Currently he is involved in establishing the Village organ and clock museum, which will feature organs and clocks from the early 19th through the 20th century. A crowning jewel in the display will be a 4/23 Marr & Colton theater organ, which is being restored in our shop at the present time.