Carols by Candlelight at the Sydney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Carols in the Domain, Sydney
Open Air Campaigners
Open Air Campaigners began in 1892 when a lawyer in Australia named E. P. Field, began preaching the Gospel in Sydney. He was concerned that the majority of Australians did not attend church. If someone did not take the Gospel to them, how would they ever hear? Today, OAC is an international and interdenominational mission which has been taking the good news of Jesus Christ to those outside the church since 1892.
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.