Stuart is currently Rector of the International Baptist Theological Study Centre Amsterdam, having taken up the post in 2014. Prior to that, he was Senior Lecturer and Acting Principal of the Scottish Baptist College, after previously serving as a Baptist minister in the Glasgow area for a number of years. Stuart has extensive academic and pastoral experience. Having graduated with an MA from the University of Glasgow in modern and medieval history, he went on to obtain his BD degree at Rüschlikon in 1989. Stuart has also gone on to complete an MTh degree through Spurgeon’s College in 2003, and a PhD in Homiletics from the University of Edinburgh in 2009. Most recently in 2016 he completed a MEd in Enhanced Educational Practice from the University of the West of Scotland. His research interest is in the field of Practical Theology with particular emphasis on research methodology, homiletics and education. Over the years he has been involved in various ways with the Baptist Union of Scotland and has encouraged thinking and practice in line with what it means to live under the rule of Christ. Stuart has been married to his wife Susanne for over 30 years and they have two grown up children.