Mr. Sean Pope
Sean Pope was born and raised in Klein, Texas. His father, a Baptist pastor, and his mother, the church pianist, filled their family’s home with old-time religion and music—two formative threads that Sean still seeks to honor in his own home.
Sean studied religion and literature at Baylor University where he was introduced to the writings of Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and Thomas Merton. Most importantly, he was introduced to his future wife and all-time best friend, Rachel. After moving to the Houston area, Sean finished a Bachelor of Arts at Houston Baptist University with a major in English and minor in writing.
He now lives in Spring with his wife and son. They are members of St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church where he and his wife are choir members and Sean serves on the parish council and is learning how to chant in the Byzantine tradition.
Sean plays many musical instruments with great mediocrity, sings made-up jingles incessantly to his wife and son, and enjoys writing poems and hopes to finally get that great American novel finished. His favorite writers include Dante, G. M. Hopkins, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Sergei Bulgakov, T.S. Eliot, Faulkner, O’Connor, Percy, Seamus Heaney, and N.T. Wright.