Stuart was born in Dimmitt, Texas on January 1, 1936. Stuart received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech and later received a Masters in Chemical Engineering with a nuclear engineering focus in 1963 and a Masters of Bible and Ministry from LCU in 1998. Then in 1998 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree. He married Cecilia on September 6, 1958 and moved to Port Arthur, Texas. They have four children - Dana Marie who lives in York, Nebraska with her husband Tod and son Matthew; Melanie Carol who lives in Austin with husband Tim and three daughters Kendra, Geneva and Audry; Virginia Gayle lives in Lubbock with her daughter Heather; and Harold Dean lives in Dallas with wife Brett and children, Mackenna, Graydon and Bay. They moved to Cape Town, South Africa as vocational missionaries in 1966. They returned to the states in 1982 and then moved to Lubbock to begin Senior Adventure in Missions (SAIM) in 1994.
One of Stuart’s favorite scriptures is Psalm 19.
Stuart’s favorite food is Tex-Mex, with curry and rice as a close second. Hobbies include cooking, writing, reading, travel and fixing things. He loves to study and teach.