Lew Meyer is married to Angela and they have three children. They live in Glen Eden, West Auckland and are members of New Lynn Bible Chapel.
Lew works with OAC Ministries as a senior evangelist. He is currently the National Director. He has worked with OAC for the last 27 years. Before that he worked for Scripture Union with the Inter School Christian Fellowship groups in High Schools, and prior to that as a youth worker with New Lynn Bible Chapel. He has also done some relieving teaching, worked in a research laboratory on proteins, in a paint factory, a clothing retailers, a timber yard and ran a small paint shop though not in that order..
Lew has a BSc from Massey University in biochemistry and also trained at the NZ Assembly Bible School in 1980 (Diploma in Biblical Studies). He has also done some tertiary studies in Apologetic (Simon Greenleaf School of Law) and Early Church History (Tyndale School of Divinity).
Lew specialises in preaching and training, and regularly speaks at camps, church youth groups, beach missions and school groups. He also does children’s work, including kids’ clubs, rallies and Bible in Schools Assemblies. He is usually involved in speaking at Church services on Sundays. Lew was for some time the weekly science reporter for Radio Rhema.
Lew is committed to the straight preaching of the Gospel.
He also likes to focus on the related areas of apologetics, evangelism, science and faith and the Gospel message. Apologetics is understanding what we believe and why, and Lew likes to explain this in a way that is simple to understand, and help people to be able to provide answers to their friends and non-Christian contacts. The area of creation science is providing a sound biblical basis for understanding the origin of the universe and of humankind – not being afraid of science – and again this is explained in a simple way – providing answers that other people can use. Lew is involved in practical evangelism as he speaks to non-believing audiences, including open air work in the city at lunch times or evenings. He also enjoys training ordinary cowardly Christians to go out and tell others about their faith.
Lew has written 4 small books. Youth, Love and the Sex Explosion is written particularly for young people, bringing a fresh and positive understanding of love, relationships and sex. The book is based on Biblical principles. In a world of many beliefs – which faith is true? examines scientific and historical evidence for different belief systems and comes to the conclusion that Christianity must be true. Ideal for the thinking unbeliever. Evolution or Factor X ( about to be replaced by “What Killed Evolution”) is written to demonstrate that the universe cannot have come into existence on its own (Evolution) without the intervention of a greater being (Factor X) – the book goes on to explain that this Being is God. This is written for people with minimal High School science, and is aimed at young people. When Life’s A Mess – about emotions, depression and suicide and containing a gospel message. This is a Christ-centred and Biblical approach to these problems.
More recently he has produced the beginning of a series called Great News. Great News for Buddhists, Great News for Hindus, and Great News for Roman Catholics are in print, and for Sikhs, Moslems, Mormans, Jehovah Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists yet to come.
Lew has also produced three video series, one for adults (Life Quest) and one for teenagers (RAD) and one for teens called Handling Hot Hormones.