Senior Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Blackburn North
Andrew Jones and family have been accepted to go to Tanzania as SIM missionaries sent by St Alfred's, and working in a Business as Mission capacity. They will head to Tanzania on October 7th 2012 where they will be located in Dodoma the political and university capital of Tanzania, roughly in the centre of the country.
Andrew's role includes:* Running the import and distribution side of the 'Watu Na Nuru' Solar Business, which means 'Light for the People' in Swahili. Watu Na Nuru is a project of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.* Developing training programs for entrepreneurs in the solar business as well as in other business opportunities. He will also train Tanzanians to become trainers of others.* Working with the Anglican Church hierarchy providing leadership development workshops.* Working with St John's University Business Faculty graduates to develop practical hands on approaches to starting up small businesses.
Bishop Barbara Darling was raised in Sydney and qualified as a teacher/librarian(BA, Dip Ed.) then studied theology at Ridley College Melbourne where she workedas a lecturer and librarian for 12 years. She has an MA in Australian church historyfrom Melbourne University. She has worked in parishes as varied as Heidelberg,Ascot Vale, Sandringham and Dandenong before starting her present role in 2009.She enjoys meeting people, classical and sacred music, reading (particularlyhistorical novels and biographies), enjoying God’s creation, photography and films.
Cameron Butler, Chaplain of Melbourne Football Club (since 1997) & National Director of Sports Chaplaincy Australia and a former AOG pastor in Doncaster.
Dan has been studying the Bible over recent years and he and his wife, Andrea, have recently begun as lead tenants in a Youth For Christ house nearby.
Darren Russ is a student minister at St Alfred's under the supervision of Peter MacPherson. He is an ordination candidate for Melbourne Diocese.
David Ratten is the Senior Minister of One Community Church of Christ, Blackburn North.
Don Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He is Canadian by birth and has served in Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, before moving to TEDS in 1978. He has a Bachelor of Science (McGill), a Master of Divinity (Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto) and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament (Cambridge). Don has authored and edited over 50 books of Biblical commentary and theology. With others like John Piper, Tim Keller and Mark Driscoll, Don is a leader of the Gospel Coalition www.thegospelcoalition.org He and his wife, Joy, live in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.
Ian Hore-Lacy is the Director of Public Communications for the World Nuclear Association [WNA] and a member of the St Alfred's church community. In the first week of the headline grabbing event Ian fielded more than 130 media interviews and continues to provide communications and updates through the WNA.
Ian was formerly employed in the mining industry by CRA (now Rio Tinto) and is the author of several books on mining, environment and related issues.
John Boyers, chaplain to the Manchester United Football Club and International Director of SCORE chaplaincy in the United Kingdom. John is an English Baptist minister who hails originally from Grimsby. John and his wife Anne met as students in Nottingham, married in 1972, then set up home in Grimsby before moving south to study at what was then London Bible College. John was chaplain at Watford Football Club for 15 years before re-sponding to the request to become chaplain at Manchester United in 1992. Two years earlier, he was asked to pioneer the development of sports chaplaincy on an inter-denominational basis so left normal local church ministry to found SCORE, the sports chaplaincy charity, for which he now works as International Director. He has over 30 years experience in sports chaplaincy including at major sports events like Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games. http://www.scorechaplaincy.org.uk/ John has a variety of speaking engagements in Australia including the official AFL Grand Final church service and the Sports Chaplaincy Australia conference. We welcome John and Anne to St Alfred's and thank God for their important ministry.
Jordan is the leader of the evening congregation. Jordan is married to Esme and they have two young sons. He was ordained a couple of years ago having done student placements in Carlton, Greythorn and a curacy in Frankston. Jordan is keen to teach God’s Word and help people become Christians and grow in their faith.
Karen heads up the team who run the children and families ministry at St Alfred's. She loves sharing the gospel with kids in creative and active ways and encouraging young leaders to grow and develop their leadership skills. Karen was a primary school teacher before deciding that working in children's ministry was much more important than teaching grammar and writing reports.
Ken studied at Princeton and following his graduation in the early 1980s he joined the staff at Vineyard Ministries International (VMI). While at VMI, Ken worked for John Wimber on the conferences that were a hallmark of the early Vineyard. At this time he also attended Fuller Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity degree. He eventually left in the late 1980s to do an MBA. For more than 20 years Ken has worked at senior management level of a number of Fortune 500 companies. While employed in secular roles Ken has remained active in church ministry teaching and ministering on topics that include physical healing, inner healing, deliverance, prophecy, biblical history, church history, worship, the Trinity, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, men's ministry, and leadership in the Church. Ken is married to Beth and they have three daughters who are all back at home in Los Angeles.
Kieran Carr is the evening congregation minister with oversight of youth and young adult ministries at St. Hilary's, Kew.
Up until August 2012 he was the St. Alfred's Youth Minister, leading a team of volunteers involved in youth ministry (for everyone in high school). Why youth ministry? Because it was a missing ingredient in a critical time of his life, but now he recognises the value of good Christian friends and mentors. He also loves having a good belly-laugh with his wife Ruth, listening to good bands, and watching Australia play sport.
Mark is a member of the evening congregation and a student at Ridley Melbourne contemplating full-time Christian ministry.
Mark Sneddon: husband, lawyer, father, ethicist, and member of St Alfred's.
Michael is married to Elspeth and they have two daughters. When he's not preaching Michael works as the National Director of SPCK Australia. The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge works to provide Christian literature all around the world.
Mike started with St Alfred's as the Senior Associate Minister in December 2012 with responsibilities for the Sunday and Wednesday morning congregations.
If you search his sermons, you will find one before this time. That's because he was a guest speaker. Little did he know that he would be back!
Mike has been a CMS missionary in Pakistan, teaching the children of missionaries at Murree Christian School. He has also worked for Interserve in Pakistan in the area of theological education. Since 2006 he has been Principal of Melbourne School of Theology (formerly BCV). He will leave this role in 2012 to establish the Centre for Biblical Preaching (a joint venture with CMS and St James Old Cathedral) with the aim of training preachers both locally and globally.
Rev. Dr. Paul Beasley-Murray
Sam is the interim Youth Minister at St Alfred's.
Sam is a member of St Alfred's.
Sarah Long was our young adults' ministry intern between 2011 to 2012. She is passionate about growing young peoples' desire to know God more and encouraging them to share their faith with those in their universities and workplaces. She is also finishing off her degree in biomedical science at Monash University. Sarah likes to spend the spare moments of her week by catching up with friends over brunch, a good coffee, or sometimes even dessert!
Shaun was the Music and Creative Arts Minister at St Alfred's from 2001 to 2012.
See also: http://www.simoncamilleri.com
Tony is a member of St Alfred's and works for World Vision. He's passionate about regreening the world.
He's passionate about regreening the world. Checkout his YouTube presentations by searching on his name.
Senior minister of St Ebbe’s, a large city-centre church in Oxford.
Wei-Han Kuan is the State Director of CMS Vic (Church Missionary Society). Up until August 2012 he was the Senior Associate Minister at St. Alfred's leading the evening congregation and young adult ministry. He is passionate about teaching, preaching and helping young workers live for Jesus. Wei-Han worked in tax law before training for ministry at Ridley Melbourne where he is an adjunct lecturer. He is married to Valerie and they have three young children, Alexandra, Samuel and Josephine. Wei-Han recently finished a doctorate on the history of evangelicalism in Melbourne. He also serves on the executive of the Evangelical History Association, and as editor of Essentials, the journal of EFAC Australia.