Principal; Head of Department of Ministry and Practice
BSoc Sc, BTh (Hons), MTh, PhD (University of Auckland) Cert IV TAE
Internationally renowned theologian, author, pastor and leader, Brian has served as the Principal of Vose, as well as the Head of the Department of Ministry and Practice since 2004. He and Rosemary have been married since 1980, and have three adult children and one grandchild. Originally hailing from South Africa, and after beginning his ministry journey there, Brian answered a call to pastor Mt Roskill Baptist Church in Auckland, New Zealand, and spent 9 years serving the congregation there as its Senior Pastor. During that time he also lectured at both Carey Theological College and Laidlaw College (then known as the Bible College of New Zealand) – which reflects his love of both teaching and being a pastor. Brian continues to be able to serve in both those capacities, as well as offering strategic direction and leadership at a national level with the Australian College of Theology, (ACT) Vose’s accrediting body. Currently, Brian is the “Pastor At Large” for the Carey group of churches and schools, Principal and Head of Ministry and Practice at Vose, and serves on the Board of Directors for the ACT. His PhD interacts with the thought of Stanley Grenz and explores the nature and future of evangelical theology. For full book and journal publication details, click here to view Dr Harris’s Academia page. To access Brian’s blog, click here.