Justin Talbott

Pastoral Care

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Justin Talbott

Justin provides pastoral care and educational services for individuals and families grappling with addiction.

In 1999, Justin was battling an addiction. He confided in John Burghauser, a a fellow church member who volunteered for Stauros Ministries

During the Fall of September 2001, Justin flew to Northern Ireland to live in Ballyards Castle, home of the Stauros Foundation. The experience produced lasting effects, and forged a number of valuable friendships.

In 2022 Justin became an official volunteer, and in 2023 he was given approval by the Board of Directors to provide pastoral care with friend and mentor John Burghauser.

Justin teaches computer programming and private guitar lessons at a local school. His last name end with two T’s, and he’s left-handed.

He currently lives in Towson, MD with his wife and two children.

Video Series

Divine Bailouts

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

Galatians 6:7

For me, this scripture has long been a source of both comfort and challenge. In this vlog, I share personal reflections and experiences related to the misconception of expecting God to rescue us from the consequences of our actions, the balance between personal responsibility and divine grace, and insights into how our actions and choices weave into the fabric of our spiritual journey.

Video Series

(Not So)

Great Expectations

I’ve been fascinated with the topic of ‘relational expectations’ lately. It’s not merely an intellectual exercise – these are areas in which I seek improvement and growth, especially as a father and in my work with substance abuse. I believe there is unmatched strength in churches and communities that are open, honest, and realistic about their expectations..

Video Series

Catalysts of Change: Hurting Enough

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Stauros 2023 Conference

During the second weekend of June (7th – 9th) Stauros Ministries held a conference in McGrath, Alaska. Presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions were offered to the attendees in order  to provide the community leadership with the tools needed to combat the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse that plagues their communities…


Jayne Talbott Memorial Service

My mother passed away a few days after my son Liam was born. A more faithful, loving, and selfless person I’ll never meet.
she never gave up on me, even after I had given up on myself. She gave me hope.


The Old Rugged Cross

During a visit to Creekside Community, we played The Old Rugged Cross. It was my one of my mother’s (and grandmother’s) favorite hymns. My mother had recently passed away, so I thought it fitting to create a tribute video.

I love you, Mom.

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