Series: Pastors & Leaders

Ryan Vallee

Pastor Ryan Vallee is part of the team at Riverlife Church Brisbane. He is an Australian, Canadian and American citizen, and he’s worked with the marginalised in Mexico, served Indigenous communities in Australia, and has helped struggling families in Brisbane. He’s studied psychology and theology, and as a heavyweight, he’s taken out the South East Queensland amateur title by knockout in the 2nd round! His testimony packs a real punch! Listen in to his story!

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Paul Molyneux

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.

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Tod McDowell

Tod McDowell is a pastor in based in Hawaii. He has previously served for 15 years with Youth With A Mission at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. In 2007, he became the Executive Director for the ministry called The Caleb Company, who have a vision to ignite revival in Israel, The Middle East and the Nations. Listen in to his story…

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Cornelis Kant

Reverend Cornelis Kant is the Executive Director of Christians for Israel International. Rev. Cornelis has previously been working in the banking sector and has served as a Pastor in several Protestant Churches in the Netherlands. Listen in to hear his testimony and about his mission to speak about the biblical promises for Israel and the Jewish people.

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Ger Jones

Ger Jones is senior pastor at Vintage Church in Los Angeles. His church has swelled to 1200 members thanks largely to the enormous growth in its Alpha course. From five people at its first Alpha six years ago, the course attracted 450 people recently. Listen in to Ger’s testimony and his message for Australia on his 2019 national tour.

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Newton Festus

Newton Festus the lead pastor at The Waterbrook Church, Brisbane. He is a conference speaker, author, mentor and coach. He arrived in Australia in 2008 with a vision for Revival. He now runs the Moreton Bay Ministers Summit, gathering many churches together for prayer & networking. Listen in to his story of transformation and how he is working among the nations for the Gospel.

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Ben Staines

Ben Staines is the Senior Pastor of Generocity Church. He lives in Wagga Wagga, NSW, and has a huge heart for regional and rural NSW as they lead a church that is all about Connecting people to Christ. In 2004, God gave Ben a vision to start and lead a church that worked together spiritually, financially and practically throughout regional and rural NSW in order to see the Kingdom of God expand. Generocity Church is located in a number of towns and regional centres across NSW. Listen in to Ben’s story, and how they are helping drought affected communities.

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Anton Scott

Anton Scott is the Youth Pastor at Catalyst Church, Ipswich. After spending a month in jail for drink-driving many years ago, he started searching for something. Before that, his life was a mess – full of alcohol and drugs. He had started reading the Bible, then he checked out his local church, the rest is History. Listen in to his story and how he’s being trained up in the ELI program (Emerging Leaders Initiative.)

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Rick Paynter

Rick Paynter is the Senior Pastor at Gateway Church, Melbourne. Gateway is a church well-known for it’s focus on Creative Arts and reaching into the Arts Community. Rick is also the founder and CEO of the Gateway Children’s fund in PNG/ They work among the Children in the Slums of Port Moresby, providing water tanks, sanitation systems, and electricity, which are essential for a safer and healthier environment for children.

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John Dickson

John Dickson is a writer, speaker and a public advocate for the Christian faith. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, and has a degree in theology and a PhD in ancient history. An ordained Anglican minister, he was a Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (2005-17), a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2017-18), and teaches a course on the Historical Jesus for the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. He has hosted two nationally televised documentaries and authored more than a dozen books. And most importantly, in his early years, he was a rock star and lead singer of the band, “In the Silence.”

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