John Morgan (1909 – 2008) Australian Army, Chaplain General
The Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Mark Coleridge, said Morgan’s “courage and devotion to duty as a military chaplain were legendary, as was the depth of his Christian faith”.
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Andrew Gillison (1868 – 1915 ) Gallipoli chaplain
In Australia he was remembered as “ever a true Christian, a true man, a true soldier and a true sportsman”. Captain Andrew Gillison was 47 years old.
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Thomas Bennett (1879 – 1960) Gallipoli padre
The Anzac legend is ruthlessly secular. If religious references appear at all, they are usually as profanity or the ritual presence of a chaplain burying the dead. But religion played an important part in the lives of many Anzacs
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Robert Reid (1842 – 1904) benefactor, politician
Robert Reid had a long connection with the Collins Street Baptist Church. He was chairman of the Baptist Union of Victoria and secretary of its theological college for many years.
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John Smith ( – 2019) founder of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club
Rev. Dr John Smith was an international speaker, author and founder of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club International, Concern Australia and St Martin’s Community Church in Melbourne.
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Henry Hopkins (1787 – 1870) merchant and philanthropist
The one thing this shrewd little man deemed more important than money, success or worldly goods was his religion. Brought up in an era of religious revival and missionary activity when the great missionary and philanthropic societies were being founded in England, Hopkins had a strong personal faith and that missionary spirit which impels the believer ‘to go into all the world and preach the gospel’, or in his case, to supply funds for spreading the Word.
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George McCredie (1859 – 1903) NSW politician
The McCredie Memorial Church was erected to commemorate pioneer George McCredie who held the first Presbyterian service on his property in 1894.
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