Series: Ministry

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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Shane Willard

Shane Willard is a Bible teacher and Author from the USA. He ministers full time in America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. With degrees in both clinical psychology and theology, Shane is known for being an informative, brilliant and humorous communicator. Shane is mentored by a pastor with rabbinical training, and teaches the context of the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. This perspective helps people to see God’s Word in a completely new way and leads them into a more intimate relationship with the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Listen in to his story!

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Nigel McNeil

Nigel McNeill is an Aussie Evangelist from Revival fire ministries. Revival Fire Ministries was birthed in 1995 to bring the refreshing move of the Holy Spirit to churches and individuals across the U.S and the South Pacific. Over the last few years, Nigel has had a growing burden to speak into the lives of Pastors. He now has an apostolic relationship with many churches and is constantly ministering into leadership. Listen in to Nigel’s Testimony and hear about his heart for Revival!

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Canon J.John

Canon J.John has been an evangelist for over 40 years. He has spoken at conferences, churches and universities in 69 countries on 6 continents. Based in Britain, J.John communicates the Christian faith in a practical way. He has written several books across a range of subjects including ‘Theology For Little People’ to help children understanding biblical truth. He is well known for his hilarious stories, listen in to his testimony and his message for Australia.

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