Principal's Biography

Associate Professor Stephen Fogarty is the Principal and CEO of Alphacrucis College, the national training college of Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia). Alphacrucis College was formerly named Southern Cross College (1993 – 2009), and Commonwealth Bible College (1948 - 1993).

Stephen’s role as Principal and CEO involves leading and managing all of the activities of Alphacrucis College. This includes strategic planning, managing campus and financial operations, administering academic programs, overseeing student life and ministry development, lecturing, and representing the College through preaching and other ministry opportunities.

Stephen was born and raised in Western Australia. Stephen is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia). Prior to his vocation with Alphacrucis College, Stephen had many years’ involvement in pastoral ministry, and has pioneered three churches. He is married to Sandra, and his three adult children and their partners are actively involved in ministry. He also has two grandchildren, and enjoys running, literature, and the Sydney Swans AFL team.

Stephen has a BA (Economics), Dip Min, MA (Theology), and a PhD in Organizational Leadership. His research explores transformational leadership, particularly the relationship between senior pastors' leadership and volunteers' motivation.

He frequently presents at conferences and seminars. His papers include The Dark Side of Charismatic Leadership, Gender and Leadership Behaviour Among Senior Pastors, Leadership for the 21st Century, and Church Growth in the Assemblies of God in Australia. Stephen speaks in churches, colleges and conferences in Australia, New Zealand, and other nations.

Stephen chairs the Asia Pacific Theological Association, Alphacrucis College New Zealand, and is a board member of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, and World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education.

 

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