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Author and speaker Jodie Guerrero shares her inspiring story of overcoming chronic illness. She’s a young mother who struggled to provide for her family, her body ravaged with Lymphoma.
Wendy Francis has been involved with Samaritan’s Purse, running nationally televised Christmas Carols, raising three kids, supporting her husband in pastoral work, and now she’s working with the Australian Christian Lobby.
Ben Hughes is a Revivalist, Pastor and worship leader based on the Sunshine Coast. He shares his story of conversion with a powerful encounter with God, and how God has taken him all around Australia, NZ, Fiji, India and the USA with a message of the power of the Gospel.
Bronwen Healy started her own freedom journey out of drug addiction and prostitution in 1999 and after authoring her first book “Trophy of Grace”, in 2004 she decided to use her past to help change other peoples futures. She is the founder and CEO of the Hope Foundation, established in 2006. Bronwen is an author, speaker, encourager and pioneer.
Barbra Zaloumis dreamed of moving to Australia from Zimbabwe, and God answered her prayers. She shares of her recovery from domestic violence, raising 5 children and her career as a film producer & speaker.
Ian “Watto” Watson – author of “Every Bloke’s a Champion Even You”, “Champion Blokes Shed Their Shame” and “Shed Night” pioneer. Ian Watto Watson lives to encourage and help men and boys on their journey to becoming the real deal blokes God created them to be. He has had a lifetime of involvement with men through: AFL in Qld; time in the Army; his Truck Driver Training Business; and through establishing and running “Shed Nights” across Australia. He has a powerful, encouraging, inspirational message for men of all ages.
Australian Evangelist Tosh Sturgess is an international speaker who speaks and ministers globally in a host of settings. He’s seen many exciting healing miracles God has done through this ministry. He’s passionate about ministering to children, and has released a great Childrens ministry resource which is impacting the next generation.
Aaron is a singer/songwriter & speaker. He’s travelled all over the world singing and impacting the younger generation. Working with Christian band, Iron & Clay & with the Extreme Sports ministry JC Epidemic.
Andrew Fishtail Fisher
Andrew Fishtail Fisher Races around Australia in a V8 UTE with “Jesus – All about Life”, emblazoned all over his car. He shares some great stories of how he reaches out on the circuit! He even got a mention on “Top Gear” the World’s number one TV show!
Sue’s goal is to be known as an encourager. She speaks regularly about the personality types: Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic & Melancholy. She helps us all understand how God made us and how to communicate well. She also shares her story of coming to Christ.
Col Stringer is well known as Pastor Crocodile Dundee. He’s won a Swedish Gold Medal for a world record shark capture, had Sir Cliff Richard sing at his church and written over 30 books! Col is a real Aussie History maker!
Candice Long is an Australian singer-songwriter given a musical legacy from her parents who were both professional entertainers. She has toured North America performing everywhere from Vancouver, Canada to Nashville, Tennessee. Candice has been the recipient of Best female Vocalist in Queensland for The Entertainment Awards and has supported the likes of Diana Anaid and The Angels.
The lion-lunged, vocal powerhouse that is BEC LAUGHTON has evolved into something utterly remarkable, taking all her RnB influences and vocal inspirations and setting them against a backdrop of shimmering synths and killer pop hooks.
Aliki is a singer/songwriter, published author, pastor and public speaker. She has a very down to earth way of communicating that allows her to share the truth of God’s word in a loving and empowering manner. She shares about her years of ministry and some of the messages of grace and love that she has taken to prisons, recovery groups, women’s ministries and churches around Australia.
There’s more to Luke Holt than is heard on Gold Coast’s Juice1073 FM. Now, you can laugh your way to being inspired and challenged by inviting Luke to speak at your church, men’s group or conference. He is also performing standup comedy in various venues around Australia. He has an incredible story of weight loss & he wows us with his amazing cricket skills!
Rev. Dr. Bill Newman Ph.D is a distinguished Australian speaker. He regularly addresses audiences of thousands across Australia and around the world. He is a speaker who understands the needs of human hearts. He addresses the needs of the individual, the family and society. His ability to communicate is such that people of all ages and walks of life readily listen to and find hope in his message.
Mark Robinson MP
Mark was elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2009 after a career of 26 years mainly in the fields of education and charity management. Since entering parliament as the LNP Member for Cleveland, Mark has formerly served as the Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees and as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Apprenticeships and Trade Training. Prior to entering parliament, Mark has worked at an international level in the management of charitable programs working with orphans, children and youth in Asia, Europe and the USA.
It’s a tale of rags to riches for Steve Davies. “I’ve come a long way from the days when I was a knock-about bloke who was into everything heroin, alcohol,” he said. “When I was in my twenties it would have been inconceivable for my mum to think I would end up in parliament; it just wasn’t on the cards then. The one-time motorbike salesman and former CEO of the Bible Society said he couldn’t rule out a return to the political realm, after serving as a QLD state MP with the LNP.
A FORMER drug-addicted prostitute who is now a support worker is using the message of love to help others reclaim their lives. Leonie McCracken, 37, was doing her masters in health science at university when she started working in a brothel. “A lot of the reason I went into it was childhood sexual abuse,” she said. “I had post-traumatic stress from that and low self-esteem. I was a shame-based person. I didn’t think what I had done was wrong. I thought I was wrong.” She’s battled anorexia, depression and drug and alcohol abuse in her teens and into her early 20s. An abortion at age 27 was the final straw. “I rang a local brothel,” she said. “My grades plummeted at uni and I used more drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. It was soul destroying,” she said. Ms McCracken worked both legally and illegally over the four years she worked as a prostitute on Brisbane’s southside. She would often call on men in their homes or at local motels, which was both dangerous and illegal.
Eventually, after a number of stints in rehab and hospital “close to death’s door”, she found the Hope Foundation, a Mt Gravatt-based charity that helps women break free of addiction and prostitution. “As soon as I walked over the threshold at the Hope Foundation, I immediately felt loved,” she said. “At Hope, they valued me for what I was, not for what I could earn them.” Fast forward five years and Ms McCracken now works as a case manager at the organisation “loving women back to life”. “I would love women to know that they’re loved and valued and created with a purpose,” she said. “There’s always an alternative to prostitution. They are worth more than that.” The Hope Foundation is a national charity that helps women wanting a life change from addictions and/or the sex industry. Hope Haven, a small ‘home’ based in Mt Gravatt, offers a safe place for women to reflect, read and talk.
Pat is an aboriginal gospel singer with an amazing voice, amazing heart and she shares some amazing history about gospel music in Australia.
Jason is an actor, singer & performer who’s been in many performances including Xena warrior princess, he’s been Captain Feathersword in the Wiggles, Phantom of the Opera & many more. He shares his testimony of coming to Christ though Vision radio.
Teresa works with Cherish Life QLD, a non-denominational, non-party political association of people who are concerned about issues relating to a person’s right to life, especially in relation to abortion, infanticide, embryo experimentation and euthanasia.
Dave Schenk has previously worked with Easterfest, which was Australia’s largest Christian music festival, this interview was recorded in 2014, but it was so good we decided to keep it on the series!
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