Dr Brian Harris is the Principal of Vose Seminary and is Pastor at Large for the Carey Group, a church, school and community centre planting movement based in Perth, Australia. Brian is married to Rosemary and they have three adult children.
In demand as a speaker, teacher and writer, Brian speaks at conferences, theological colleges and churches around Australia as well as in other parts of the world. He has a special focus on training leaders.
In addition to serving as a director of Christian Schools Australia, Brian serves as the vice-president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools, is a member of the Commission on Theological Education and Spiritual Formation of the Baptist World Alliance, serves on the Academic Board of the Australian College of Theology, and is an external advisor on the board of Perth’s Riverview Church. He recently served as a visiting international scholar at Carson Newman University in the USA.
He writes a popular monthly column for Perth’s Advocate newspaper, and has authored numerous journal articles. His second book, “The Tortoise Usually Wins: Biblical Reflections on Quiet Leadership” was published by Paternoster in April 2013. The books gentle approach to leadership has been very warmly received and it is now the prescribed text for a number of leadership units. It has also been translated into Indonesian (Iota Press).
In 2015 Paternoster published his book ‘The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View’. The books clarity, its accessible style and warm pastoral insight has been praised, and it is being used as the basis for Professional Development days on a Christian world view at many schools in Australia, while several churches have found it useful for study in home groups.
To reach a wider audience, and to maintain contact with those he meets as he speaks at different locations, he started blogging in 2015.