Dr. Peter Hammond has been a pioneer missionary to some of the worst war zones in the world. For over 34 years he has served persecuted churches and pioneered evangelistic outreaches into Mozambique, Angola, Sudan, Rwanda, Congo and Nigeria. In the course of his missionary activities Peter has been ambushed, come under aerial and artillery bombardments, been stabbed, shot at, beaten by mobs, arrested, imprisoned and tortured for Christ. He has also helped establish over 100 Christian schools and numerous Bible Colleges throughout Africa. He has smuggled in and distributed hundreds of thousands of Bibles, New Testaments and Christian books into communist and muslim nations. Listen in to his story!Read More
Mike Newton-Brown is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Freedom Project, an international justice non-profit organisation, addressing the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery. With a wealth of charity, mission and international development experience, Mike operates as a consultant to The Freedom Project field partners. Mike is also CEO of Leisures Shoe Boutique, with 6 stores operating on Sydney’s north shore. Listen in to his story!Read More
Craig Guntrip is a Youth Pastor and Marriage Celebrant based in Tasmania. He shares about his passion to reach this generation with the good news, and about the importance of mentoring and raising up young people for ministry. Listen in to hear his testimony and how many youth ministries are uniting together for youth outreaches.Read More
Rachel “NinjaMum” Kayrooz has survived the unthinkable. Once a gifted classical singer, actor and songwriter, with a promising career in the arts, this sales and marketing professional went from working in the top end of town and performing in theatre and film, to living in her car, pregnant, beaten, broke and homeless.
Her story of survival will shock you. Yet her bravery, courage, resilience and fight to live has motivated and empowered thousands of people. Listen in to her faith journey and be inspired!Read More
Mark Matthews is the National Training and Technical Manager for the COACH Community Mentoring program. Mark has worked in the social welfare sector of Melbourne for 30 years. Mark’s work has involved providing direct casework to clients, leading teams of Social Work and Health professionals in service provision, and being instrumental in designing, developing and managing major crisis accommodation centres and housing programs across Melbourne. Mark currently leads a community church in Rosebud (Victoria) that is offered to people who don’t feel they could easily fit within a mainstream church. Listen in to his story!Read More
Paul Brittenden was addicted to illicit drugs for a quarter of a century before he made contact with The Salvation Army. Paul is now employed by the Salvo’s as a community engagement worker. He advocates for clients with the courts and government departments like Centrelink. He also provides counselling to people in addiction and pastoral care through God’s Sports Arena (corps) in Brisbane, where he works alongside for Bronco’s Chaplain Bill Hunter.
Paul’s early life was not pleasant. He was adopted as a baby, had an abusive childhood, started on drugs at 14, left home at 16 and spent the next 24 or so years heavily into the drug trade. He had a good paying job, but spent it all on drugs. In 2013, he voluntarily entered the Moonyah rehab program. The “religious stuff” at Moonyah didn’t interest him. He had been raised by a religious family, but abuse within the family and church turned him away. After coming to Christ, he appeared in court on drugs trafficking charges and was sent to prison. Salvation Army people went to court with him and visited him in jail. They had an effect. Paul started “a church” in prison. Listen in to his story this week on Historymakers!Read More
Meredith Scott is the CEO of Opportunity International Australia. In early 2018 following a 32-year career at Ernst and Young, including 19 years as an audit partner, she took on the role of CEO. Opportunity International helps lift people out of the poverty cycle, in 4 key areas: microfinance, health, education, and safety. Listen in to her faith journey and about the impact of this amazing charity!Read More
Ross Nancarrow is the executive director of International Mission Ministries. IMM brings hope and opportunities to the people of Nepal, providing protection for at-risk children, standing against human trafficking and empowering women, and bringing hope and grace to disempowered peoples. He’s also worked extensively with New Tribes Mission and works as a Life Coach. Listen in to his story!Read More
Paul Molyneux is an ordained minister who leads Mission Australia’s national team of chaplains. Prior to joining Mission Australia, Paul was a Pastor at CityLife Church Melbourne. He has also served as State Director of Youth Alive Victoria and is on the Board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Australia. Listen in to hear about his faith journey and his passion to reach people with the good news of the gospel.Read More