Rev Stuart Coulton

Principal; Lecturer - Church History, Pastoral Care

B.A., LLB (UNSW), B.Th. (Hons) (MTC/ACT), M.A. (Theol) (MTC/ACT)

Prior to SMBC:

Stuart studied Arts/Law at the University of NSW (1975-1979), being admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in NSW in 1980. He practised law in both private and government spheres (1980-1983) before undertaking theological studies (1984-1986). He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 1987 and pastored the Burwood Presbyterian Church (1987-1991) and Blacktown East Presbyterian Church (1991-2002). Stuart commenced as a visiting lecturer at SMBC in 1987, before joining the faculty of SMBC on a full time basis in July 2002.

Publications and Research:

  • Contributing several chapters to '10 Dead Guys You Should Know' (Christian Focus), ed. Ian Maddock, forthcoming.
  • Hitting the Holy Road: A guided tour of Christian history from the early church to the Reformation (IVP, 2011). (Also available for purchase from the SMBC online store)
  • Chapter on Christian Marriage in 21st Century Living ... 1st Century Wisdom (SMBC, 2008)
  • Chapter on The Speaker as a Person in How To Speak at Special Events (Christian Focus, 2007)
  • Currently researching and writing a biography of Martin Luther focussing on his role as a pastor

Speaking Ministry:

Stuart speaks at Conferences around Australia and overseas:

  • OMF Field Conference, Taiwan
  • Adam Road Presbyterian Church, Singapore
  • Katoomba Easter Convention
  • Easter Conference, Presbyterian Church of Singapore
  • Western Plains Convention
  • Tasmanian Christian Convention
  • Riverina Christian Convention
  • Interserve Annual Conference
  • Perth Men's Convention

Academic Interests:

Church History, in particular Martin Luther's Pastoral Theology


Stuart attends Abbotsford Presbyterian Church and is married to Pauline, a social worker in Sydney's western suburbs. They have three married children and 4 grandsons, with a granddaughter on the way. He enjoys walking, reading novels, spending time with family and having his heart broken by the Waratahs, St George and West Bromwich Albion.

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