Speakers - Stuart Olyott

Stuart Olyott (b. 1942) [his audio testimony] became pastor of Belvidere Road Church in Liverpool after training at London Bible College and receiving his first degree from the University of London and has received several other degrees since.. The Liverpool pastorates occupied the periods 1967 to 1982 and 1991 to 1999. The intervening years were spent preaching the gospel in French in Lausanne, Switzerland, and pioneering new churches in both France and Switzerland. Since 1999 Stuart has spent his time lecturing in seminaries, pastoring pastors in Wales, and helping churches in trouble. Now semi-retired, Stuart has been married to Doll since 1970 and they have eight sons, as well as grandchildren too numerous to count!

Preaching both expository and topical material from within the Reformed tradition, Stuart Olyott displays a consistently high standard of clarity and power. His sermons are so well prepared that the structure is easily followed. There has been a steady demand for recordings of his sermons. Letters received by the church during and after his pastorates often came from people who had never met him. Some of them lived outside the UK.

Inevitably he has been invited to address meetings and ministers' conferences both within Britain and abroad. Since 1970 he has preached and lectured in over two dozen countries besides his own. He has written a steady flow of articles on doctrinal questions and aspects of preaching and pastoral theology. These now total about one hundred and fifty in various magazines. His nine major books are models of presentational clarity. Some are Bible commentaries; others cover doctrinal themes; all are edifying and very readable, as are his booklets. He has also translated Calvin's Breve Instruction Chretienne into English as Truth for all Time (Banner of Truth. 1998). This brief outline of the Christian faith was first published in French in 1537. Stuart Olyott did the universal church a notable service by this work.

For any achievement Stuart Olyott would be the first to insist that the triune God must receive ALL the glory.