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David and Roslyn Phillips ( – ) heroes of faith
They’re two well known heroes of the Christian faith in Australia who’ve faced all sorts of criticism in their public stand for righteousness. For over 40 years Dr David and Roslyn Phillips have led an unremitting, relentless struggle against social and spiritual erosion in our society and it’s cost them dearly.
Babette Francis (1930 – ) journalist, organiser and lobbyist
Babette Francis is an independent journalist and regular columnist in local newspapers as well as several Australian magazines and for many years she worked for “Radio Australia”. In the 70 years, employed the founder of the “Endeavour Forum,” a Christian family lobby, with educational issues and feminism. It is considered an expert on the women’s movement at the international level.
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Peter Dodds McCormick arrived in Australia in 1855, having completed an apprenticeship in joinery. He soon became active in the musical life and the Presbyterian Church in Sydney and worked a great deal with children choirs. His works include “Advance, Australia, Fair” and “The Bonnie Banks of Clyde”.
Ross Clifford (1951 – ) Baptist theologian and political commentator
Ross Clifford has been Principal at Morling College since 1997. He served as Lecturer in Theology, Ethics and Apologetics from 1992. He joined the College faculty after twelve years of pastoral work at South Windsor and Gymea. Before he entered the ministry he practised law in New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Alex Gilchrist (1907 – 1987) evangelical leader and broadcaster
In 1950 Gilchrist began broadcasts with station 2CH in Sydney: ‘The Gospel Message For Today’, each week-day morning, and ‘This is Life’, on Saturday evenings. The programs were relayed to 2BS Bathurst and 2KA Katoomba. His broadcasting career lasted twenty-one years. The programs had a simple format: recorded or live Christian music and a brief devotional or evangelistic message.
Vernon Turner (1917 – 2006) introduced Christian Radio in Australia
By the end of the 1950s Turner and his staff were producing 800 weekly programs for 100 commercial stations in all states. In the same year he became editor of the 70-year-old ecumenical newspaper The Australian Christian World. He published Victory, a Christian magazine, and wrote articles for the Herald and other journals. His biography, God Gave Me a Microphone, went into four editions.
William Kennedy (1868 – 1929) pioneer WA Baptist
Kennedy Baptist College was named after William Kennedy, a pioneer of the Baptist movement in Western Australia. His passion and determination saw him overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to establish churches along WA’s Great Southern Railway, the Goldfields and the Eastern Hills.