Ethnic Ministry Teachers

Programme Leader/Course Lecturer

Dr Beulah Wood | BA BD DMin in Preaching

Dr Beulah Wood is an experienced communicator and has written over 35 books and booklets published in NZ, UK, USA and India.

Cross-cultural teaching was Dr Wood’s daily work when she taught Preaching and Theology of Family at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in India for many years.

Beulah has a BA from Auckland University, a BD from Melbourne. She gained her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the US. Her dissertation was on Creativity for Preaching.

Writing on family has become a ministry passion. She encourages mutually uplifting relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children and equips men and women to pass this message on.

Course Lecturer | Introduction to Theology

Brian Smith

Brian Smith joined the Carey staff in 1976 as a lecturer. In 1984 he was appointed Principal, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. Before coming to Carey Brian was a missionary in India where he was Principal of a Bible School, and later involved in the translation of the New Testament into a tribal language of the eastern state of Tripura.
Brian’s area of academic interest is systematic theology. His main concern is for the clear communication of the great central truths of the Christian faith. This led him to publish a theology for children under the title Who made God? and other tricky questions.
In retirement Brian is involved in pastoring the church at Mangere East Baptist, and teaching English to refugees and overseas students in the central city. Brian is married to Shirley. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Course Lecturer | Gospel and Culture

Gordon Stewart

Gordon, with his wife Barbara and their family, spent a number of years in several Francophone (French speaking) African countries and was involved mainly in teaching in churches and Bible schools using French and several African languages. In New Zealand he has had experience as a pastor in a West Auckland church and between 2000 & 2014 was a lecturer in Mission Studies at Laidlaw College. He is currently involved in Leadership development with the Global congregation at the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle. Gordon and Barbara have three adult children, and six grandchildren.

Alumni Stories

Ravi Musuku

Pastor of Immanuel City Church and leader among minority groups in New Zealand

While each migrant group has its own needs, there is a necessity among them for systematic teaching to reach basic skills in Bible exposition. This programme will offer training with English adjusted for their level and widened opportunities to relate to other Christians in New Zealand