James Japanma “Jibanyama” (1902-1962) aboriginal leader and evangelist
In 1941 James Japanma was able to engage in itinerant evangelism at the cattle stations surrounding Roper River Mission. He was an avid reader and could recite huge slabs of the Bible by heart.
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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.
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John Howard (1939 – ) former Prime Minister
His faith certainly had an impact on his worldview and although he was quiet about it, it was an earnest faith and it certainly shaped his understanding.
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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.
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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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Israel Folau (1989 – ) Rugby player
While so many of our elites condemned Folau – as would be fully expected – a number of secular voices have rallied to his defence.
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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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