Professor Stephen Fogarty

Professor Stephen Fogarty

President

Professor Stephen Fogarty is President of Alphacrucis College, a self-accrediting higher education provider and the national training college of Australian Christian Churches. He has held this position since 1999. His role involves providing leadership to the academic and administrative staff and students of the College and representing the College to its various constituencies. 

Stephen was born and raised in Western Australia. He is married to Sandra, and  they have three married children and five grandchildren. He enjoys running marathons, reading literature, attending symphony concerts, and following the Sydney Swans AFL team. Prior to his role at Alphacrucis College, Stephen had many years' involvement in pastoral ministry, and has pioneered three churches. 

Stephen has earned a Diploma of Bible and Ministry, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Master of Arts (Theology), and a PhD in Organisational Leadership.  His research explores transformational and servant leadership, and the relationship between leadership and follower motivation. He frequently presents at conferences and seminars and speaks at churches, colleges and conferences.

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. 

Stephen specialises in the following areas: Organisational Leadership, Church Leadership, and Volunteer Motivation. 

His book Light a Fire: How to Effectively Motivate Volunteers in Your Church (Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 2016) examines the relationship between leader behaviour and volunteer motivation. Stephen teaches in the areas of leadership and ministry.

Qualifications

PhD (Organisational Leadership) (Regent University)
Dissertation Title The Impact of Senior Pastor Leadership Behaviors on Volunteer Motivation 2013

Master of Arts (Theology) (Australian College of Theology) 2000

Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (Murdoch University) 1981

Diploma (Bible and Christian Ministries) (Commonwealth Bible College) 1984

Research Interests

Church and not-for-profit organisational leadership.

Field of Research

  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies

Book

  • 2016
    • Fogarty S. G.(2016). Light a Fire: How to effectively motivate volunteers in your church. Parramatta, Australia: Australasian Pentecostal Studies.

Book Chapter

  • 2016
    • Fogarty, S.G.(2016). Is servant leadership effective in motivating volunteers? In Fountain, A.K.(ed.), Theological education in a cross-cultural context: Essays in honor of John and Bea Carter (pp. 225-248). Baguio City, Philippines: APTS Press.

Journal Article

  • 2011
    • Fogarty, S. G.(2011). The servant leadership of David Yonggi Cho. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 14.
  • 2010
    • Fogarty, S. G.(2010). The dark side of charismatic leadership. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 13.
  • 2009
    • Fogarty, S. G.(2009). Gender and leadership behaviour among senior pastors. Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, 12 (2).

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Servant Leadership and Volunteer Motivation (2019), Asia Pacific Theological Association Theological Symposium, Hong Kong, 03 Sep 2019
  • 2016
    • Is servant leadership effective church leadership? (2016), 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Los Angeles, USA, 01 Jan 2016
  • 2015
    • Is servant leadership effective in motivating volunteers? (2015), Asia Pacific Theological Association Theological Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 01 Jan 2015
  • 2014
    • A Grounded Theory Study of Church Leadership Processes (2014), XIII International Studying Leadership Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 01 Jan 2014
  • 2013
    • How leaders impact the motivation of organisation members (2013), International Conference on Pentecostal Theology, Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2013
    • Effective leadership in Australian Christian Churches (2013), World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 01 Jan 2013
    • Transformational and Transactional Leadership in Australian Christian Churches (2013), E21 Scholars Conference, Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2013
    • The impact of senior pastor leadership behaviour on volunteer motivation (2013), XII International Studying Leadership Conference, Rome, Italy, 01 Jan 2013
  • 2011
    • The Servant Leadership of David Yonggi Cho (2011), Youngsan International Theological Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 01 Jan 2011
  • 2010
    • The Dark Side of Charismatic Leadership (2010), Asia Pacific Theological Association Theological Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 01 Jan 2010
  • 2009
    • Gender and Leadership Behaviour Amoung Senior Pastors (2009), Asian Pacific Theological Association Theological Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2009

Scholarship Publications

Book

  • 2019
    • Fogarty, Stephen (2019). Loistavaa! Opas vapaaehtoisten motivoimiseen seutakunnasa. .
  • 2016
    • Fogarty, Stephen (2016). Light A Fire: How to effectively motivate volunteers in your Church. .

Book Chapter

  • 2016
    • Fogarty, Stephen (2016). Theological education in a cross-cultural context: Essays in honour of John and Bea Carter In , (pp. ). .

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