is now in his 9th year as vicar of Christ
Church, Virginia Water. He and his wife have been in full time Christian ministry
together for 29 years.
His personal mission statement is "to assist people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ". He affirms the IVF/UCCF Doctrinal Statement. He has also served with Campus Crusade for Christ as an evangelist and with several other mission agencies on short term projects in Europe and the Middle East.
Stephen is chairman of the International Bible Society UK, well known for sponsoring the translation of the New International Version of the Bible (NIV) and half of all Wycliffe Bible translations.
Stephen is vice-chairman of Highway Projects, a Christian charity sending teams of young people to serve the indigenous Church in the Holy Land. He is vice-chairman of Friends of Sabeel UK, which supports the Sabeel Ecumenical Theology Centre in Jerusalem. He is a Trustee of the Amos Trust, and the UK Board of Reference for the Mar Elias Educational Institutions, Ibillin in Galilee founded by Elias Chacour. He is chairman of governors at St Ann's Heath School, a governor of Christ Church School and a member of Anglican Mainstream
Speaking engagements in 2005-2006
Holy Land Hollow Jubilee ed. N. Ateek & M. Prior (Melisende, 1999)
They Came and They Saw ed. M. Prior (Melisende, 2000).
A Third Millennium Guide to Pilgrimage to the Holy Land ed. D. Macpherson (Melisende, 2000)
The Land of Promise ed. Philip Johnson & Peter Walker (IVP, 2000)
Toronto in Perspective ed. David Hilborn (Paternoster, 2001)
In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Apostles (Eagle, 2004)
Speaking the Truth about Zionism and Israel ed. Michael Prior (Melisende, 2004)
Heaven on Earth : The Temple in Biblical Theology ed. D. Alexander & S. Gathercole (Paternoster, 2004)
Christian Zionism : Road Map to Armageddon? (IVP, 2004)
"I am glad to commend Stephen Sizer's ground-breaking critique of Christian Zionism. His comprehensive overview of its roots, its theological basis and its political consequences is very timely. I myself believe that Zionism, both political and Christian, is incompatible with biblical faith. Stephen's book has helped to reinforce this conviction." Revd John Stott, Rector Emeritus, All Soul's, Langham Place, London, the principal framer of the Lausanne Covenant (1974) and founder of the Langham Partnership International (author of more than 40 books including Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth and New Issues Facing Christians Today, and eight New Testament expositions (Acts, Romans etc.) in the 'Bible Speaks Today' series published by IVP).
Audio Book, CDs and DVD on Christian Zionism
Christian Zionists and the Road to Armageddon (Audio CD)
Christian Zionists and the Last Days Jewish Temple (Audio CD)
The Forgotten Faithful : The Uncertain Future of the Palestinian Church (Audio CD)
Zionism and the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Audio CD)
Christian Zionists and the Road to Armageddon (Text CD)
These four CDs are available for £5 or $10 each including postage. His PhD is available in Adobe format on a text CD together with his PowerPoint presentations and all published articles to date.
An introductory booklet containing his three lectures on the history, theology and politics of Christian Zionism is also available for £5 or $10 in English or Arabic. Stephen's three presentations are also available on a 2 DVD set for £25 or $50 including postage.
To obtain copies use the order form or email Stephen. Click here for his other writings on Christian Zionism.
In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Apostles
John Stott has kindly written the foreword to In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Apostles:
"Stephen not only draws out the relevant historical and biblical significance of each site but seeks to highlight its contemporary relevance. We are reminded, as the New Testament proclaims, that we believe in both the historical Jesus who lived and the contemporary Jesus who lives.
book might well have borrowed the title from a well known earlier volume, The
Historical Geography of the Holy Land. For it is a fine blend of history, geography,
biblical allusion and Christian teaching. Bible students will enjoy looking up
its many references. Particularly striking are the double-page, full colour spreads,
which occur every three pages and give us spectacular panoramic views. It is a
fine blend of history, geography, biblical allusion and Christian teaching."
Stephen enjoys photography. You can view some of his photographs of Palestine.