About the Author


Larry Stalley has been active in Christian ministry over the past forty years.  He and his wife, Mary Beth, have served as church leaders for a few congregations, done missionary work in a communist country, and have hosted several international students in their home.  They raised three daughters.

When Larry first learned about the Shroud of Turin, he was very much a skeptic.  But one day he read something that sparked his interest.  After in-depth research, he concluded the plethora of evidence for the authenticity of the Shroud is very convincing.

Papers on the Shroud:

  • One Solitary Sign!
    (one-page summary revealing the importance of the Shroud)  (here)

  • Is the Shroud of Turin the Actual Burial Cloth of Jesus?  (here)

    "Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your work; it is clear you have put a ton of research and effort into this." — Matt Fortunato, PhD, Christian Apologetics
    "Here is an excellent paper on the Shroud of Turin. It is very solid and replete with many pertinent details.  The paper offers the reader much to learn and ponder." 
    — James A Termini,  retired Aerospace Engineer at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.

  • Are There Veiled References to the Shroud of Turin in the New Testament?  (An Exegetical Summary of Select Texts)  (here)

  • Is the Image on the Turin Shroud “The Sign of Jonah” Jesus Promised? (Matthew 12:38-42)  (here)

    "Larry, you are making a significant contribution to science and theology as it applies to the Turin Shroud." — Gary Chiang, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Redeemer University, Ontario, Canada

  • Is the Shroud of Turin "The Father's Witness" ?
    (1 John 5:5-13)  (here)

  • The Shroud of Turin Served as a Tabernacle During the High-Priestly Ministry of Jesus! (Hebrews 9:11-12) (here

    "Brilliant!" — Chuck Hampton, author,
    "A Photograph of God's Love"

  • The Crucified Christ Seen by the Galatians:
    A Literal Context for ΠΡΟΕΓΡΑΦΗ (Gal 3:1)  (here)

    Very intriguing. I was recently reading Galatians and wondered about what exactly Paul may be referring to in these verses. Your discussion showing a possible link to the shroud is fascinating. Thank you for a most interesting paper. — Greg Maeser

  • Is the Shroud of Turin Foreshadowed in the Transfiguration Story? (Matthew 17.1-9) (here)

  • “He Saw and Believed!” Is the Shroud of Turin in the Background of John’s Resurrection Narrative? (John 20:1-10)  (here)

Work ... by the grace of God:

  • Teaching pastor for many years
  • University degrees, with honors,
    in Biblical Languages (Greek/Hebrew) and Church History
  • Author of nine academic papers regarding the Shroud of Turin.  Most of these papers analyze specific statements within the New Testament that, in the author's opinion, are likely veiled or cryptic references to the Turin Shroud.  Due to persecution (and to safeguard the Shroud) it is thought any reference to the Shroud would have been veiled.   Five of these papers have been published online at www.shroud.com.  [For an abstract on each paper, as well as the paper itself, click "here" on the left side of this page.  Links are to www.academia.edu. where the most recent revisions for all papers are posted.  You may need to sign up for a free account in order to access papers on Academia.edu]  
  • Speaker in Canada at 2019 International Conference: Science, Theology and the Turin Shroud.
  • Past president of the oldest Toastmaster's Club in Spokane, dedicated to empowering individuals to be effective leaders and public speakers.

Shroud Photos © 1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.