Graham McLennan (1945 – ) founder of the National Alliance of Christian Leaders “Be doers of the word, not hearers only’ came to mind as I researched the life and times of Dr Graham McLennan and his wife Pam”.
David Bassau (1940 – ) Opportunity International Australia founder Challenging conventional thinking that poverty is inevitable and hopeless, Bussau’s work illustrates his belief that there are many creative and talented poor people and all they need is an opportunity.
Kevin Donnelly (1952 – ) educator, author, commentator Kevin Donnelly has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to education as a researcher and author, to national curriculum development, and to professional organisations”
Mark Durie (1958 – ) pastor and scholar in linguistics and theology Mark Durie is a pastor and academic. He writes and speaks on a wide range of topics which include the connection between faith and culture, freedom of religion, the persecution of religious minorities, particularly non-Muslims living under the Islamic sharia, the origin and history of Islam, and disciplining new Christians.
Jim Wallace ( – ) lobbyist Brigadier (ret.) Jim Wallace AM was the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, one of Australia’s fastest growing political organisations, which aims to see Christian values better acknowledged in the way we are governed, do business and relate as a community.
Norman and Barb Miller ( – ) artists and authors Pastor Norman Miller is an Aboriginal artist with his own gallery. Pastor Barbara Miller is the author of 5 books, most of them on Australian history and biography including one of Aboriginal Christian William Cooper.
Tony Abbott (1957 – ) Former Prime Minister “Our Gospels are the most wonderful documents ever written because they are so incredibly full of life, vitality and love, Jesus did not come to skulk. Jesus came that we should have life and have it to the full”.
George Pell (1941 – ) Cardinal “I hold no ill will toward my accuser, I do not want my acquittal to add to the hurt and bitterness so many feel; there is certainly hurt and bitterness enough. However my trial was not a referendum on the Catholic Church; nor a referendum on how church authorities in Australia dealt with the crime of paedophilia in the church. The point was whether I had committed these awful crimes, and I did not”.
Rodney Rivers Rodney Rivers is a Bible translator for the Kriol speaking people of Northern Australia and is highly regarded in the church and society in Australia. He speaks a warning to Australia that also speaks to many other nations about the rise of false religions.
Graeme Clarke (1935 – ) bionic ear pioneer Perhaps no one more than Australia’s bionic ear pioneer Graeme Clark exemplifies the definition of faith found in Hebrews 11:1: “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Continue reading “Graeme Clarke”
Tim Costello (1955 – ) Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia Tim Costello continues to place social justice and global poverty on the national agenda. Serving as Chief Executive of World Vision Australia for the 13 years.
Scott Morrison (1968 – ) Prime Minister Morrison was raised in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which partly merged into the Uniting Church when he was a child. He later became a Pentecostal, and now attends the Horizon Church, which is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches and the Assemblies of God.
Peter and Jenny Stokes – Salt Shakers Peter and Jenny Stikes started the ministry of Salt Shakers in Australia in 1994 after fighting against a gambling venue being established in their local shopping centre.
David Hurley (1953 – ) Governor-General of Australia The young officer had been drawn away from his upbringing in the Church of England by the temptations of Army life. But he found his mind being refocused when he began preparing to marry Linda, a committed Presbyterian.
A committed Christian, Booth is an Anglican lay-preacher, and often invokes religious and ethical arguments while talking about issues such as sportsmanship. He co-authored Cricket and Christianity. In 1998 he wrote Sport and sportsmanship: a Christian perspective towards 2000 for the Australian Christian Forum on Education.
Bernard Gaynor ( – ) an advocate against political correctness As a result of his defence of Christian values, Bernard Gaynor has been dismissed from his Defence Force position and has incurred $200,000 in legal costs fighting what have been termed frivolous cases against him. He and his family have been forced to change their address.
Bill Muehlenberg (1953 – ) writer, teacher, speaker, cultural commentator and activist Bill Muehlenberg is the author of various books. He has also written well over 4000 articles and book reviews. He is a spokesman for the Family Council of Victoria, and has been a part-time lecturer in theology and ethics at various theological colleges.
Martyn Iles (1989 – ) Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Martyn Iles is a lawyer and an Australian political lobbist. He is currently the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby.
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.