Stewart French has been on life’s front line for many years. From his days in Wiltshire, experiencing the sudden shock of redundancy with a new family to support, the consequential emotional and financial shock waves and then after many uneasy months to an uprooting to Kent with the family to a new job and new life. It was not easy and there were hardships, crises even, a spiritual desert unfolded for a time but through it all Stewart was honest, seeking and faithful. He is a man who has spiritual antennae and yet who is utterly himself. Indeed he is someone who lives next door to you but who has been given a gift for writing and putting into words that which touches and seeks the inner person with all of its emotions and senses. His Christianity is part of his DNA, not obvious or loud, but there in his life and work and play.
Stewart has been married to Gwen for almost forty years, and is a father of three, and grandfather to a growing number of children. Together they worship in a small, but very loving, Methodist/URC Fellowship in Ashford, Kent in the UK. He has been
involved in the wider Christian Church through the Full Gospel Fellowship (for which he was Chapter President for some 7 years), Churches Together in Ashford (where
he served as Chairman) and various other ecumenical means.