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About
Dr Stephen Fogarty

 
 

Over the years, Stephen has worked as an economist, pastor, church planter, college lecturer and is now the President of Alphacrucis College.

After his conversion to Christ in North Queensland in 1977, Stephen was actively involved in ministry as a volunteer and leader before entering bible college with his wife, Sandra, in 1982. Since graduating from college they have planted and pastored several churches in WA and NSW. Steve is an ordained minister in the Australian Christian Churches, and has been on staff at Alphacrucis College since 1994.

Alphacrucis College is Australia’s largest Christian college, with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Auckland, with partner campuses across Australia, New Zealand, Finland Philippines, Columbia and UK. Alphacrucis’ mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world, and is currently on the pathway to becoming a Christian university.

Stephen chairs the Asia Pacific Theological Association, Alphacrucis College New Zealand, and is a board member of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary and the World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education, where his experience, research and perspective has been invaluable. 

In 2013, Stephen completed his PhD in organisational leadership, researching transformational leadership, particularly the relationship between senior pastors’ leadership and volunteers’ motivation. 

He has since authored his first book ‘Light a Fire: How to Effectively Motivate Volunteers in Your Church’ which delves into his PhD research — examining the relationship between leader behaviour and volunteer motivation.

As a well regarded speaker around the world, Stephen is sought after for his profound theological insights and practical application.

Stephen lives in Sydney, and is married to Sandra. Their three adult children and their spouses are all involved in Christian ministry. Steve adores his 5 grandchildren, and enjoys competing in marathons, reading, and the Sydney Swans AFL team. 

 
 

Qualifications

PHD in ORGANISATIONAL LEADERSHIP

MASTER OF ARTS of THEOLOGY

BACHELOR OF ARTS in ECONOMICS

DIPLOMA in BIBLE AND CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

 

 
Leaders have power! But power is only safe in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve and who practise love.
— Dr Stephen Fogarty