Series: Ministry

Dave Adamson

Dave Adamson was a TV sports reporter in Australia before moving to the US to pursue ministry. In 2008 he became one of the first online pastors in the world. He has grown and led online communities of more than 80,000 people each week at two of Outreach Magazine’s largest churches in the US, including Andy Stanley’s North Point Ministries, where he was the social media pastor from 2013 to 2020. He is now the “Orange,” Director for Australia and New Zealand, partnering with 200+ churches in Australian and NZ. He also loves researching the 1st century cultural context of Jesus and Hebrew words for his daily Instagram devotions, and YouTube channel. He’s also released 3 books, 52 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know, and Chasing The Light & MetaChurch.

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Ron Simms

Ron Simms is the National Leader for Full Gospel Australia. Ron placed his faith in Christ in 1972. He joined the local Methodist church and later a Pentecostal church. Ron joined Full Gospel in 1989 as the pastor of a local fellowship. Ron has, over the years, served in a variety of ministry-focussed positions from youth work to missions, in local churches and para-church organisations. He has taught in Bible colleges and ministry training schools as well as engaging in a number of successful businesses. He currently serves with his wife, Justine providing support and member care for pastors throughout Australia and is the Dean of the College of Ministry Leadership.

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Vince Esterman

Vince Esterman is an Aussie Evangelist and Author who has been a leading figure in the renewal movement in France. Many years ago he planted Catalyst Church in Ipswich and he has also founded a network of churches and has planted several other churches. He’s spent countless hours preaching the Gospel with a sketchboard on the streets of Paris and other cities. He is in demand as a crusade preacher and seminar teacher having ministered extensively around the world. Listen in to hear his testimony!

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Mike Gore

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia and NZ. In this interview Mike shares about how to pray for persecuted believers around the world, especially in places like Afghanistan and North Korea. He also shares about a Chinese Bible smuggling operation called, ‘Project Pearl,’ which took place 40 years ago. Open Doors saw one million Bibles smuggled into China in one night. Time Magazine dubbed it as one of the most successful smuggling operations of the 20th century. Mike is a former Hindu with a passion for sharing the gospel, this is a must listen!

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Scott Walters

Scott Walters is the CEO of Opportunity International Australia, a charity that offers microfinance to people living in poverty. Having enjoyed a long and diverse career in the not-for-profit sector, including educational support for disadvantaged children, poverty relief, women’s health, and early childhood intervention, Scott has led and managed the strategic development and growth in fundraising for a number of charities. Scott was most recently the Chief Fundraising Officer for Bible Society Australia, and previously, he was Head of Strategic Partnerships for The Smith Family. With an extensive background in financial planning, stockbroking and marketing before his move to the for-purpose sector, Scott brings the depth of business and fundraising experience needed for the role, as well as a passion for alleviating poverty. Scott shares about his faith journey and how Opportunity International is helping people in poverty all over the world.

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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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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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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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Bill Crews

Rev. Bill Crews is the founder of the Exodus Foundation, a charity that assists homeless and abandoned youth. They also run a free kitchen (restaurant) in Ashfield which feeds 400 people each day, they provide both dental and medical and welfare services for the homeless and needy, and an outreach program for homeless youth. There is also a night food van providing meals to the homeless. In this conversation Bill shares about his faith journey, his heart for the underprivileged and his radio ministry.

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Dan Paterson

Dan Paterson is the founder of Questioning Christianity, a ministry which Connects the Christian story to life’s deepest questions. Dan has served as an ordained Baptist pastor for 7 years and worked at Malyon College leading the Traverse Centre and lecturing in apologetics. Dan has spoken regularly to audiences across the belief spectrum on how the gospel connects to life’s biggest questions, and on the popular objections to the Christian Faith. He is married to Erin, and with three young sons, Dan loves reading, coffee, movies, the outdoors, and Australian Rules Football. Listen in to his story online!

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