Chris, my wife, and I and our children came to Sydney in 1980 to start a church in Easter 1980. We had about 13 people at our initial services & the church grew rapidly so we moved buildings several times, later buying land for a church and a School. We then began planting churches around Sydney, then around Australia, then around the world, so we now have close to three hundred churches in our movement in many different countries. Our Vision, called the 2020 Vision is to plant and grow 1000 churches by the year 2020. We are on target to do this right now.
We also started a Ministry Training College, a School of Creative Arts, a Television ministry, and a School, (Oxford Falls Grammar), all on around 25 acres in Oxford Falls.
I have always wanted the arts to play a major role in church to make her contemporary and relevant to the world around us, thus our Creative Arts college has developed and graduated thousands of ministries who are musicians, worship leaders, song writers, graphic artists, dancers, actors and film makers.
I myself paint and hold exhibitions in a variety of places around the world. I also love to write, so I’ve mixed these two elements together in books like ‘Inspired to Pray’ (Regal Books), ‘But God’, Strang Publlications, ‘24 hours that saved the world‘, (PaX).
Other books I’ve written include Faith, Moving in the Spirit, Leadership Excellence, Financial Excellence, Leadership Files, You the Leader.
My great love is the local church. I believe she is the hope of our world today. When she functions in the power of the Holy Spirit and lives on the Word she will thrive.
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