Stuart was raised in a traditional Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York City. At an early age, Stuart proved to have musical talent, which began a long career of performance, songwriting and teaching music. He graduated from the Manhattan School of Music; but while going to school Stuart began a spiritual search and through a number of what can only be viewed as holy coincidences, he became a follower of Yeshua the Messiah. Today, Stuart has a wife, three children and has had dozens of his songs published. He co-authored “Trees of the Field,” one of the groundbreaking Messianic songs, now sung by followers of Jesus worldwide. He has served as a local Messianic Rabbi, professor and mentor to hundreds and earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from the Fuller School of Intercultural Studies.