Lead Pastor Stuart Starr

NewLife Anglican / Lead Pastor Stuart Starr
Stuart StarrLead Pastor

Where are you from?

My wife Carolyn and I moved in to Oran Park on 30th January 2011 after having spent the previous 6 years in Wollongong. We’re excited to come to a new suburb full of opportunity, new friends and new challenges.

Tell us about your family.

Carolyn and I have two kids, Ruby and Isaac who we love to bits.

How’d you come to know Jesus?

I grew up in a home where we were taught to say our prayers, give thanks for every meal and were taken to church each week. It was a great foundation but it wasn’t until I was in High School that I was challenged to consider whether I was in a relationship with Jesus or merely practicing a religion. I made the decision to trust and follow Jesus at that time and have been enjoying the journey of figuring out all that this commitment means since then.

What did you do before you became a pastor?

I worked for a Dutch company called Philips in their Lighting division as a sales rep and then sales manager for their OEM and Specialised Lamps business.

What inspires you about this role?

I’m excited about the possibility of being a part of God’s plan to put a vibrant community of Christian men, women and children at the heart of a growing suburb with the chance to influence the whole community. I love seeing new life come into a home and hope catch fire in people’s hearts.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I love hanging out with my family, landscape photography (you can find some of them here) and riding my road bike for fitness and enjoyment.

How can we get in touch?

I’d love to hear from you. You can find my full details on our Contacts page and my email is stuart@newlifeanglican.org.au