Podcast: Ministry

Ben Boland

Ben Boland is an aged care chaplain who passionately promotes and resources the gospel for older people. He regularly writes and speaks about aged care ministry, including contributing to aged care spirituality publications. He is currently writing an MA project at Moore College about developing a theology of older people with specific reference to sexuality. In this interview he shares his testimony and his heart for chaplaincy.

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Cole Richards

Cole Richards is the President of The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) based in the USA, a ministry that serves, and serves with, Christians who are severely persecuted for their faith on the world’s most difficult and dangerous missions frontiers.
In addition to leading VOM’s service to persecuted Christians abroad, Cole serves as Publisher and Executive Producer of VOM’s publishing and media initiatives. This includes VOM Books and Films, VOM Radio and VOM’s award-winning monthly magazine that is distributed free of charge to more than 700,000 homes and churches each month. Cole joined VOM in 2006 after living and ministering in one of the least-reached and restricted nations in the Middle East, where he, his wife and their children reached out to Muslims and supported persecuted Christians. Before entering full-time ministry, Cole served as a USAF officer, focusing on the rise of Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East. Listen in to his story!

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Tony Benjamin

Tony Benjamin is the CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Australia. In this conversation, he shares his testimony, and about his heart for the Persecuted Church around the world. Matt recorded this interview in South Korea during the Voice of the Martyrs international conference, listen in to hear the stories about their important work in nations like North Korea, China, Ukraine, Somalia, Mexico and many more!

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Gerald Ross

Gerald Ross is an Associate Pastor at Restore ministries with Beenleigh Baptist Church. In this interview he shares about how he has overcome many addictions and a life of crime. He is now helping others get their life on track with a message of hope and healing through a relationship with Jesus.

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David Knight

David Knight is part of the Online ministry team at New Hope Oahu. In this interview David shares about the incredible growth and reach of their livestreaming ministry. David also been involved in the New Hope Churches in Japan, in Men’s ministry, Christian movies and has a background in radio as well. Listen in to his story!

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Chris Dickons

Chris Dickons is originally from Middlesbrough in the UK. He is part of the Team for City to City Australia. Chris is passionate about the Church and its role as a transformational force in the local community.  He loves to see Christians discipled and equipped in their gifts and calling to make an impact where they live, work and socialise. Chris has 20 years’ experience working in various roles across ministry, education and the not-for-profit space in Australia and overseas. Chris has had the privilege of serving with Alpha in the UK and Australia and Korus Connect, where he worked across school chaplaincy, SRI, training and launched a new missional initiative in collaboration with local churches. Chris is an advocate for Christian Education and has recently served on a local school board to help to develop their missional focus. Listen in to his story!

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Yehuda Bachana

Yehuda Bachana was born in Jerusalem in 1979 into a believing family and was born into the community of Netivyah, a Bible Instruction ministry in Jerusalem. He served in the army as a sniper in the paratroopers, and after his release and some odd jobs, he began working in Netivyah as a youth counselor and overseer for the soup kitchen/food distribution project. He currently serves as deputy director of Netivyah and one of the elders of the “Ro’eh Israel” congregation. He is married to Lydia, and they have three children.

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Paul Gibbs

Paul Clayton Gibbs founded The Pais Movement, a non-profit organization which has grown from one pioneering team in Manchester, England in 1992 to becoming a global enterprise with teams in over twenty nations and headquarters on six continents 30 years later. Paul is known for mobilizing the many not just the few. Currently impacting six continents with his books, Masterclasses, consultancy and The Pais Movement, Paul has a slightly different perspective on things. He combines ancient methods of discipleship with a communication style that is creative and fun. He is an award-winning author and his books provide handbooks with practical principle applications to help people build something good together in their world. Paul is a gifted speaker, teacher, and author of several books who spends much of his time producing resources to train and mentor Christian leaders. He also travels throughout the world, speaking and teaching. 25 years ago Paul prayer walked across England. In 2021 he did it again! Listen in to his story!

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David Dusek

David Dusek is the founder of Rough Cut Men Ministries, which is primarily a live, interactive men’s experience using a strategic combination of action movie sequences, real world current events, Biblical truth and fireteam-sized discussion times with a single, laser focused objective: To get men talking about what’s really going on in their lives. His mission is to encourage and equip men to live their lives for Christ. He utilizes his life experiences – including his upbringing in a non-Christian home, coming to Christ as an adult, and an extensive business background – to reach men in a way that they can understand. David’s  is to engage all men where they are the “other six days of the week” — not just in church.

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Tyler Shedd

Tyler Shedd is a Pastor and Missionary based in Adelaide, Australia. In this interview he shares about his journey of faith and being raised in the USA, his missionary work in Asia among the Poor and Vulnerable and women caught in the sex industry, and about his first ever sermon in Brazil! Listen in to his story!

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