Join in and listen to interviews from the weekly radio show "History Makers" with host Matt Prater and be inspired by stories of people who have been successful in sport, business, politics, media, ministry and life in general.
Craig Guntrip is a Youth Pastor & Marriage Celebrant based in Tasmania. He shares about his passion to reach this generation with the good news, and about the importance of mentoring & raising up young people for ministry. Listen in to hear his testimony & how many youth ministries are uniting together for youth outreaches.
Rachel “NinjaMum” Kayrooz has survived the unthinkable. Once a gifted classical singer, actor and songwriter, with a promising career in the arts, this sales and marketing professional went from working in the top end of town and performing in theatre and film, to living in her car, pregnant, beaten, broke and homeless.
Her story of survival will shock you. Yet her bravery, courage, resilience and fight to live has motivated and empowered thousands of people. Listen in to her faith journey & be inspired! rachelkayrooz.com.au
Mark Matthews is the National Training and Technical Manager for the COACH Community Mentoring program. Mark has worked in the social welfare sector of Melbourne for 30 years. Mark’s work has involved providing direct casework to clients, leading teams of Social Work and Health professionals in service provision, and being instrumental in designing, developing and managing major crisis accommodation centres and housing programs across Melbourne. Mark currently leads a community church in Rosebud (Victoria) that is offered to people who don’t feel they could easily fit within a mainstream church. Listen in to his story! www.coachnetwork.org
Paul Brittenden was addicted to illicit drugs for a quarter of a century before he made contact with The Salvation Army. Paul is now employed by the Salvo’s as a community engagement worker. He advocates for clients with the courts and government departments like Centrelink. He also provides counselling to people in addiction and pastoral care through God’s Sports Arena (corps) in Brisbane, where he works alongside for Bronco’s Chaplain Bill Hunter.
Paul’s early life was not pleasant. He was adopted as a baby, had an abusive childhood, started on drugs at 14, left home at 16 and spent the next 24 or so years heavily into the drug trade. He had a good paying job, but spent it all on drugs. In 2013, he voluntarily entered the Moonyah rehab program. The “religious stuff” at Moonyah didn’t interest him. He had been raised by a religious family, but abuse within the family and church turned him away. After coming to Christ, he appeared in court on drugs trafficking charges and was sent to prison. Salvation Army people went to court with him and visited him in jail. They had an effect. Paul started “a church” in prison. Listen in to his story this week on Historymakers!
Meredith Scott is the CEO of Opportunity International Australia. In early 2018 following a 32-year career at Ernst & Young, including 19 years as an audit partner, she took on the role of CEO. Opportunity International helps lift people out of the poverty cycle, in 4 key areas: microfinance, health, education, and safety. Listen in to her faith journey & about the impact of this amazing charity! opportunity.org.au
Paul Reis is a man on a mission! He’s the Chaplain for the Brisbane Lions, he works with Wesley Mission QLD & has a big heart for the homeless & he’s been involved in Pastoral ministry for a number of years. Listen in to his story!