About the Author

Biography

Larry Stalley has been very active in Christian ministry over the past forty years.  He and his wife, Mary Beth, have done missionary work in China 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:

  • Is the Shroud of Turin the Actual Burial Cloth of Jesus?  (here)
  • Are There Veiled References to the Shroud of Turin in the New Testament?  (An Exegetical Summary of Select Texts)  (here)
  • The Crucified Christ Seen by the Galatians:
    A Literal Context for ΠΡΟΕΓΡΑΦΗ (Gal 3:1)  (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." — Dr. Gary Chiang, Professor Emeritus, Redeemer University, Ontario, Canada

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

  • 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

  • Teaching pastor for many years
  • University degrees, with honors,
    in Biblical Languages (Greek/Hebrew) and Church History
  • Author of seven academic papers concerning the Shroud of Turin.  Most of these papers analyze specific statements within the New Testament that are likely veiled 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 updated revisions have been posted.]  
  • 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.

Retouched Caravaggio painting © 2003 Rev. Albert R. Dreisbach Jr. Collection, STERA, Inc.