Al is one of Australia's most prominent Christian evangelists and an international speaker. He is married to Kathy and they have 4 grown children. Both Al and Kathy became Christians at university and then worked in marketing for a few years.
Al has been in Christian ministry for 25 years, including setting up congregations in Mt Druitt, the eastern suburbs of Sydney and the Wollongong region. Al was also involved in commencing the City Bible Forum with ECOM in 2001 and has been the chairman of the Katoomba Christian Convention since 2005. He also served as a bishop and the director of Evangelism Ministries with the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church.
Since 2009 has concentrated his attentions on church planting, leading to the establishment of Geneva Push. Al travels Australia on behalf of Geneva, speaking at network events and developing prospective church planters. He also works in a mission evangelism role with CBF and has planted a new church in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
Al enjoys running with Musket his Staffordshire terrier, holidays in the bush, and Bruce Willis movies (let the reader understand).
Andrew Heard gained his BE (Civ. Eng) in 1985, worked as an engineer before shifting roles to take on a staff position as an assistant Chaplain at the University of NSW. Two years later he began full time theological study at Moore Theological College, graduating with honours in 1993 with a Bachelor of Theology.
After being ordained by the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church he worked as an Assistant minister at Christ Church, Anglican Church, Gladesville. At the end of 1996 he resigned his license to work independently, establishing a new church on the Central Coast of NSW called Central Coast Evangelical Church. Since its inception he has been the Senior Minister.
In 2005 he was elected the founding President of a new association of churches called the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. This association contains churches in most states of Australia with more being added each year. In 2009 he became a founding director of Geneva Push.
Mikey was one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he has been a pastor for the last six years. He is also the team leader of University Fellowship of Christians on the Hobart campus of the University of Tasmania.
Mikey is also a founding director of Geneva Push, a member of the Vision 100 church planting network committee and is the network coordinator for MTS Tasmania. He is also an assistant chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall.
He is married to Nikki and has two children.
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