Steven Rutt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biblical and Theological Studies

(602) 489-5300
[email protected]


Ph.D., University of Lancaster, England
M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminary
B.Th., Sweetwater Bible College


Rev. Dr. Steven Rutt is an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Arizona Christian University. Dr. Rutt has 42 years of international ministry experience within 14 countries—such as, New Zealand, various countries in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, England, Scotland—where he served as a missionary teacher, church planter, principal, seminary professor and basketball coach. Before he came to ACU in 2013, he completed his doctoral work in Missiology (Christian Mission) after four years of archival research at Rhodes House, Oxford, and subsequently, earned his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Lancaster, England. He remains a lecturer in Missiology for the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Oxford, UK) and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary (Philadelphia). Also, he is president and founder of Covenant Renewal Ministries, Inc., a non-profit evangelistic/missional organization designed to work with indigenous churches internationally, as well as, supporting Steven to speak at seminaries and conferences.

Dr. Rutt’s extensive ministry experience—combined with a passion for mentoring students on how to integrate faith and knowledge—facilitates a missional emphasis that stems from a comprehensive biblical worldview.

Steven married his best friend, Sue, some 42 years ago and they are blessed with four wonderful children. Their children married Christian spouses and have given Steven and Sue 11 “brilliant” grandchildren.


“An Analysis of Roland Allen’s Missionary Ecclesiology,” Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies (London: SAGE, 2012): 200-213

“Roland Allen’s Apostolic Principles: An Analysis of his ‘The Ministry of Expansion,’” Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies(London: SAGE, 2012): 225-243

“Roland Allen’s Contribution towards Missiology: A Contemporary Perspective,” India Church Growth Quarterly (Madras, India: Church Growth Educational Trust, April-June 2014): 973-974, 982

“Background and Overview of The Ministry of Expansion” in J.D. Payne (ed.), Roland Allen’s: The Ministry of Expansion- the Priesthood of the Laity (Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2017): 47-68

Roland Allen: A Missionary Life (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, forthcoming April 2018)

Roland Allen: A Theology of Mission (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, forthcoming April 2018).

2018: In April, Steven will be speaking on “Anglicans, Culture and the State” for the Oxford Centre for Training, Research Advocacy and Dialogue conference on “Anglican Patrimony” at St. Stephen’s House, Oxford.