History of the Gospel in Aotearoa
Dr Stuart Lange teaches, researches and writes in the field of church history, with a special interest in the history of Christianity in New Zealand and the history of evangelicalism in New Zealand and beyond. His PhD, from the University of Otago, was about evangelical Christianity in mid-twentieth century New Zealand, and that research was the basis of Stuart’s major publication, A Rising Tide: Evangelical Christianity in New Zealand, 1930-1965 (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2013). He has co-edited other books and has a large number of published chapters and articles. He is also the writer and presenter of historical documentary DVD: Te Rongopai. 200 years of the Gospel in Aotearoa, 1814-2014 (Glass Eye Productions, 2014).
Apart from his current involvement at Carey, Stuart is a Senior Research Fellow (and former Vice-Principal) of Laidlaw College, where he still sometimes teaches. He is a Visiting Professor of Myanmar Evangelical Graduate School of Theology.
Stuart is also the senior pastor of a multi-cultural Presbyterian church in West Auckland, where he leads the staff team and does the majority of the preaching ministry.
He is a committed evangelical, and has strong inter-denominational links. On a part-time basis he is the transitional National Director of the New Zealand Christian Network, which is affiliated to the World Evangelical Alliance.
Stuart and his wife Rose live on a small block of bush and pasture near Swanson. He has four sons and seven small grandsons, and among other things enjoys the great outdoors.