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Christopher Stead


Revd Christopher Stead, LLB (Hons), MTheol


Mike Ovey Research Fellow, Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Church History

Oak Hill takes seriously the need to train future gospel-workers with a rich feast of biblical studies, theology, history, and related disciplines, alongside the whole formation of the person. These commitments, and the community formed here around them, provide a unique opportunity to prepare for ministry in God's world."

Chris practised as a chancery barrister before coming to Oak Hill as an ordinand. Under the tutelage of various lecturers, but especially the late Mike Ovey, Chris developed a passion for systematic theology as a discipline that helps God’s people define and defend the gospel, proclaim the comfort of the gospel’s God for the good of the church, and worship God for who he is and what he’s done.

Following a London curacy, Chris took up the position of Mike Ovey Research Fellow at Oak Hill. Chris believes that a wide-ranging theological literacy, informed by and informing a vital spiritual life, is essential for all those who minister to be the best possible gift to the church. ‍Chris’s teaching responsibilities include the doctrine of God, doctrine overview modules, and justification. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, working under the supervision of Profs. Paul Nimmo and Tom Greggs, in the field of Christology. ‍

Two of Chris’s children are in the immediate care of their heavenly Father, a reality that has brought home the immensely practical benefit of the doctrine of God; and Chris and his wife Abi have the joy of looking after their other two little girls. Chris enjoys spending time with his family and friends, nice food and drink, music, and is starting to figure out how to ‘enjoy’ going to the gym.