Peter Adkins has helped us Equip Evangelists by facilitating some of the units we offer as tools to evangelists. He has extensive experience in evangelism in England, North Queensland, Manly, Chatswood, Tasmania and now based in the Blue Mountains. Peter and his wife Gwen lead the community based at the Church Army headquarters, Kihilla and Sanctuary Local Mission Base at Lawson. Read Peter’s Blog.
Gwen Adkins works with Peter in leading the Kihilla Community . She has worked in many different contexts as a nurse, aromatherapist and as an evangelist. She is eager to see more evangelists realise their gifts and use them effectively.
John Barnes is an Evangelist who has served in a number of different situations. Currently John leads the Parish of Gunning in the Canberra Goulburn Diocese, where he has established a number of regular missional contacts within the community in local schools, pubs and homes. John also helps other parishes in his area develop their effectiveness in mission.
Steve Bligh has been telling surfers the gospel in Maroubra since he was a teenager. He is now based at Kingsford Anglican Church. where he runs a number of Evangelistic ministries. Surfers Church is the heart of how he reaches the surfing tribe with the Gospel of Jesus.
Lyn Bullard has been a Church Army Evangelist in a variety of different places and platforms. Currently, she works at Forbes Anglican Church, and is establishing a chaplain to every sport and every age in Forbes. She is keenly involved in helping the evangelistic work of Ray Flint to grow.
Andrew Carter is able to bring people to Christ as a part of his role as Prison Chaplain. He sees God’s power to change lives through the message of Grace and Marcy to those who have often never felt truly loved. He is developing simple evangelism resources for anyone to use, see Andrew’s blog: Chocolate evangelism
Mark Crawford has worked in a variety of contexts; Youth ministry, as a parish-based Evangelist in Canberra and Cootamundra and NSW Central Coast. Now he works in the security industry whilst continuing his evangelistic ministry.
Lee Dobson is based in Nowra, and works in a church plant called New Future, New Hope. He has set up The Shed for young people to come and do meaningful projects in the context of healthy relationships, where he shares the hope Jesus.
Ray Flint is the leader of a local Mission Base in Forbes, where he runs Northside Chapel and Church in the Schoolyard to reach children and their families with the good news of Jesus. He has recently refurbished an old hall in Forbes North and established Northside Chapel as a great Community resource and platform for mission.
Ian Freestone trained as an Evangelist with Church Army in the eighties. Since then, he has established a strong network of groups seeking to faithfully present the message of Jesus. He leads Ruach Ministries, a movement of house churches. Read Ian’s Blog.
Yvonne Gunning specialises in children’s Evangelism. Currently she is based at Figtree Anglican Church where she oversees the various initiatives in reaching children with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Michael Hottinger has been equipped in evangelism with Church Army units, and is currently working for Springwood Anglican Churches as their Youth Evangelist. He was endorsed as a Church Army Evangelist in September 2012.
Michael Hargraves is working with Soma Blue Mountains (somabluemountains.com) to see people in the upper Blue Mountains come to Jesus as their Lord and saviour, through establishing missional communities. After completing study at Moore College, Michael worked for 3 years in an Anglican Church in Dublin, Ireland before returning to work in a Sydney Anglican church in 2011. The next step for Michael and Therese Hargraves was a little more dramatic as the sought out where God was leading them to next. In July 2012 they bought a house in Leura and moved there with their two kids Lucy and Callum with purpose of living on mission. Christ calls us to be on mission where we are so Michael and Therese decided to be in Leura, invested in the upper mountains, being on mission in the upper mountains. We then worked out how to pay for this house and living up here. Staring up a video production business (www.luminousfish.com.au) half the time is producing TV commercials and corporate videos and the other half the time is working with Soma and all the time is being on mission. We start a missional community at our place in November.
Ray Irving lives and works in Silverdale, where he works with young adult men, teaches SRE, trains Kids Club leaders for the ministry he coordinates.
Nathan Killick has worked in evangelism in various contexts from western Sydney at Merrylands Anglican to now running the Anglican church at Camden Haven on the NSW Coast near Port Macquarie.
Stephen Kimmorley has a gift as a children’s evangelist. Using puppets and music he reaches children in local schools and other groups on South Coast of NSW. He also visits children in Juvenile detention centres who have no other visitors to share Jesus with them.
Graeme Liersch has been a Church Army Evangelist for many years working in a variety of situations. He is now working in Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre and leading Gundegai Anglican Church in mission to their local community.
Dave Miles is involved in leading a network of Live Groups, which are missional communities in the Blue Mountains called SOMA. He has an extensive experience in evangelism with AFES, church planting and working in effective ministry teams. Read Daves Blog
Wes Mercer is an electrician by trade. He is from WA and is helping Tim Scheuer equip people across Australia in Church Army’s Discipleship Multiplication Movement. He was endorsed as a Churxh Army Evangelist in Feb 2013.
Marie Percival works with Anglicare as a Mental Health Chaplain in Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool. Campbelltown and Bowral. She runs bible studies and talks and prays with people about Jesus, linking them into local churches.
Wayne Pickford also known as Punisher Pickford in Wrestling circles, started the Berkeley Life Centre to reach people beyond the reach of existing churches in the area. It continues to grow since starting with great stories of men women and children being transformed by Jesus.
Chuck Shave has been in ministry for years in Armidale Diocese for many years. He was trained at Moore College in Sydney, but recently has hooked up with the equipping for evangelists happening through Church Army. Chuck was endorsed as a Church Army Evangelist in September 2012. He and his wife Mary are planning to start an evangelistic tour of Australia in March 2013 with Jack and Lillian Harradine. Keep up to date with how that is going at goingbeyondthewalls.net
Tim Scheuer heads up our Disciple Making Movements arm. This takes him across Australia from Palmerston in Northern Territory, Airds in South West Sydney and Western Sydney. He equips and facilitates others in Evangelism. Read Tims Blog.
Bob Slockee has been working as an evangelist with Church Army Australia since completing Kihilla restoration and becoming a trainee with Tim Scheuer. He now leads the Local Mission Base at Airds near Campbelltown. He regularly sees people place their trust in Jesus and begin following him. The people in the groups of new Christians he leads want to launch new groups to reach more people beyond the reach of existing churches. Read Bob’s Blog
Brenden Smith has been trained with Church Army as an evangelist, and works four days in a company and one day a week actively reaching people in Macquarie Fields with the Gospel of Jesus.
Jack Starmans is a Chaplain at Mission to Seafarers, based at Town Hall. He evangelises seafarers from all over the world who sail in on gas tankers, bulk cargo vessels, passenger ships, yachts, and container ships. He helps practically to provide transport, telephones, internet, recreation, and best of all; to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus. He says “MtS is a great place for an Endorsed Evangelist. And they pay me to preach the Gospel! Does it get any better than that?”
Jan Syme has many years in Prison ministry as a Chaplain and as a volunteer. She is currently unable to work full time as a Chaplain due to health issues, but is eager to get back when she can.
Paul Warren works with the Food for Life ministry with Baptist Community Services, based in Janalli in Sydney’s South. He leads 22 volunteers in offering low cost food items and care to people in need. He has countless conversations where he presents the gospel of Jesus as well as food.