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!Read More
Colin Kemsley is part of the leadership team at Sherwood Cliffs Rehab near Coffs Harbour. He went through their rehab program at the age of 19 and was set-free from drug addiction. In this conversation he shares about his own story and how this amazing faith-based ministry is seeing many lived transformed!Read More
Rachel “NinjaMum” Kayrooz has survived the unthinkable. Once a gifted classical singer, actor and songwriter, with a promising career in the arts, this sales and marketing professional went from working in the top end of town and performing in theatre and film, to living in her car, pregnant, beaten, broke and homeless.
Her story of survival will shock you. Yet her bravery, courage, resilience and fight to live has motivated and empowered thousands of people. Listen in to her faith journey and be inspired!Read More
Paul Brittenden was addicted to illicit drugs for a quarter of a century before he made contact with The Salvation Army. Paul is now employed by the Salvo’s as a community engagement worker. He advocates for clients with the courts and government departments like Centrelink. He also provides counselling to people in addiction and pastoral care through God’s Sports Arena (corps) in Brisbane, where he works alongside for Bronco’s Chaplain Bill Hunter.
Paul’s early life was not pleasant. He was adopted as a baby, had an abusive childhood, started on drugs at 14, left home at 16 and spent the next 24 or so years heavily into the drug trade. He had a good paying job, but spent it all on drugs. In 2013, he voluntarily entered the Moonyah rehab program. The “religious stuff” at Moonyah didn’t interest him. He had been raised by a religious family, but abuse within the family and church turned him away. After coming to Christ, he appeared in court on drugs trafficking charges and was sent to prison. Salvation Army people went to court with him and visited him in jail. They had an effect. Paul started “a church” in prison. Listen in to his story this week on Historymakers!Read More
Andrea Simmons was a successful businesswoman and devoted mother when she almost lost everything after she became addicted to ICE. How did it all go so wrong? Andrea shares her story and how God helped her turn her life around. She is now the Founder/ Director of Australian Anti-Ice Campaign.Read More
Tom Murphy is a 6 foot 2 security specialist with a shaved head, a handlebar moustache and a heart of gold. He has done security at some of the darkest clubs in Brisbane, yet his heart is to care for the homeless and the broken. You’ll often find him at a Soup kitchen or at a street outreach, just chatting, listening, and praying for those in need. Listen in to Tom’s story, and how his life has been radically transformed by the Love of God.Read More
Karl Faase is a well known Aussie Christian communicator, media presenter, leader and social commentator. He’s the CEO of Olive Tree Media, the organisation through which he produces programs of excellence for Christian media and local church use internationally. Karl shares his testimony and about the “Jesus the Game Changer,” series part 1 and 2.Read More