Morris Stuart is - among other things - a Pastor, theologian, social scientist and teacher. From 1982 to 2003 he served as Pastor of Truth and Liberation Concern: a missional community church in Bayswater, an industrial suburb in Melbournes outer-East. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Mutunga Partnership.
Morris has had a varied vocation in Christian service since graduating from The London Bible College (now the London School of Theology) in 1970. In the 1970s he worked as a student missioner in schools universities and colleges; as an inner-city evangelist; as a director of Youth Ministries; as a Television presenter of short programmes, and as a bible teacher in Britain, New Zealand and Australia.
He is the author of two books looking at the church and society, and two monographs, one of which tells the story of economic and social development in poor communities in Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia and Kenya; the other examines the experience of Black migrants in Britain.
He has had over thirty years experience in Christian ministry principally in South America, Britain, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.
He has a passion for music. He has written two musicals, and has produced and directed a third. He has trained and led community choirs, and is a member of the a Capella sextet Wa Mutunga, which has performed in several Melbourne a Capella festival events, as well as on the ABC and Community radio. He has led a Capella workshops in Melbourne, Daylesford, Bendigo, Alice Springs and other locations.
Morris and his wife Barbara have been married for 38 years and are parents of four adult children aged 28 to 34.
In 2003 Morris and Barbara spent 7 months travelling through 14 countries including the U.S., the Caribbean, South America, Britain, Europe and Africa. Some of this time was spent visiting Christian communities and development projects.