Series: Interview

Chad Butler – Switchfoot

Chad Butler is the Drummer for the Band, “Switchfoot.” In this interview he shares about how the band started in 1996, as a bunch of young surfing buddies, who were all Pastors kids! Chad also shares about his own faith journey, his love for Australia and about their latest album, “interrobang.”

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Bobby Mearns

Bobby Mearns is the founder of Fishers of Men, a rehab with a ministry to the homeless in Brisbane. Bobby was a heroin addict, dealer and Triad member for over 20 years in Hong Kong. After a dramatic encounter with God, he was set free from addiction and launched into ministry. Bobby says he has a degree in criminology, “done every crime in the book!” He shares how encounter with Jackie Pullinger taught him about true love from God. Listen in to his redemption story!

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Nathan Galletly

Nathan Galletly is the lead singer of “Dye Smiling,” a Christian band from the Gold Coast. Nathan shares his testimony of growing up as a Pastors kid in NZ and how his band has recently gotten back together after many years. There are also some plans in the pipeline for a large Christian festival which could hopefully see some other bands get back together soon! Listen in to find out more!

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Aaron Ainsworth

Aaron Ainsworth is a Youth Worker, a Chaplain for the homeless and a Spoken Word Artist. After a terrible accident as a teenager, and many years of addiction and crime, Aaron had an encounter with God that changed his life forever. Listen in to his story and hear his unique Spoken Word presentation as well!

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Chantal Kemsley

Chantal Kemsley is part of the leadership team at Sherwood Cliffs Rehab near Coffs Harbour. Her parents, John and Honi Reifler were the founders of Sherwood Cliffs, and Chantal was raised in that environment. In this conversation Chantal shares about her own story of marrying Colin who went through the rehab program at the age of 19 and how this amazing faith-based ministry is seeing many lived transformed! Listen to her story!

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Bob Field

Bob Field is a Church of Christ minister based in Victoria. He has ministered in rural Victoria and among the homeless in Melbourne. Bob was raised in Coffs Harbour, as a Pastors kid, and was active in his local Church. Bob walked away from the Lord while he was at University, and after coming back to the Lord, felt a strong call to ministry. Listen in to his story!

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Ben Cosford

Ben Cosford is a Singer/songwriter, an Actor and an Anglican Minister. He has suffered from depression since age 23 and has experienced some dark times but has always been carried by Jesus. He has recently been diagnosed with ADHD which has brought a lift from his depression and given Ben fresh creative energies which has resulted in new songs. Listen in to his story!

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Andy Gourley

Andy Gourley is the founder and CEO of the Red Frogs Australia chaplaincy network. He is also chaplain for the Queensland Reds and Brisbane Bullets. Red Frogs has been looking after young people at schoolies and festivals, along with university students, for many years now, providing guardian angels for so many young people. Andy was previously an accountant by day and skateboarding youth worker at night, when he saw a need for young people to be safeguarded and did something about it. The Red Frog movement now extends internationally and involves 4000 volunteers around Australia to support festivals, sports and skateboarding events. Listen in to his story!

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Shari Hall

Dr. Shari Hall is a happily retired cardio-thoracic anesthesiologist educated at Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is an international recording artist and singer/songwriter with four albums to her credit—Perfect Love, Faith, Three, and her 2020 release Hope — as well as a motivational speaker for women’s conferences around the world. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, is a regular contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, and has a TEDx talk providing the “one-ingredient solution” to combating the global obesity epidemic. Most importantly, she is a child of God and a mother. Originally from New York, she now permanently resides on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Listen in to her story!

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Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson has an amazing testimony! After years of addiction, prison and crime, he had a powerful encounter with God. He now serves with Fishers of Men and helps reach others with the same background. Listen in to his story!

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