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I hope it has been useful to you.
Here is a brief introduction on who I am.
I live life passionately. I love the local church, I love the nation of Australia, I love my family and I love hanging out with people.
I am a Justice Advocate and deeply concerned about the mistreatment of women and girls around the world. I am a huge fan of microenterprise projects as a way of empowering, particularly women, to get out of the cycle of poverty.
After 15 years of being the Senior Pastor of Nowra City Church, a great church on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, I resigned to pursue Justice in a fulltime role as the International Director of Global Care and the Missions Director of INC (International Network of Churches). After doing this for two years, I added to the role, the position of being Senior Pastor of CityHOPE Church. I am also on the National Executive for INC. My heart is that my life would count as being significant in the lives of others.
I have a reputation for being a creative speaker.
In 2013 I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Leadership through Fuller Theological Seminary in the United States. I specialised in Poverty Eradication. Currently I am looking at the options for the next step in my studies which will involve undertaking a Doctorate. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Wollongong Uni, with a double major in Business Management and Economics. I play the Saxophone and am an amateur photographer who has had photographs published. I love travelling and meeting people from all around the world. Experiencing the richness of other cultures is one of the great joys of my life.
Currently I am learning Spanish and recently went to Madrid for a language immersion experience.
I have sat on the Corporate Board of an Accountancy Firm, Clifton Accountants, providing marketing and management advice and I have an investment partnership called PGW Management Services. I have also been a member of the Board of Rubtratec Computers.
I have a regular radio spots on the Vision FM Network. I publish 6 days a week, a Morning News Wrap which is read by several thousand people a day.
I have been married to my wife Melanie for 27 years and have two amazing daughters, Lakeisha and Laura. I believe in living life as an adventure. THIS IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL PEOPLE!!