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Edward Barclay has been married to Rosalind for 20 years. They have two sons, Timothy and Michael and a foster son, Jaie. Ed and Ros are members of CWM-Fellowship, Brisbane where they attend with their family on a regular basis. Ed does a great deal of research for a number of Watchman ministries and has been involved in pastoral and other forms of ministry since 1977. He is planning to start a doctorate of theology course, God Willing this year.
Allan Nunn a member of the CWM-UK working party formed in Whitby in 2002. Looking to establish & co-ordinate support for believers cut off from regular fellowship.

Philip Foster studied Natural Science at Cambridge where he was converted. After spending six years teaching in a Methodist mission school in Nigeria, he returned to the UK to train for the Anglican ministry, once more at Cambridge, doing a second degree in Theology. For the past thirteen years, Philip has been the minister of St Matthew's C of E Cambridge. Philip started St Matthew's Publishing in response to the need to warn against current deception in the church.

Neil Richardson is a teacher. He recently graduated with a first class honours in English from University College London.

Barry Chant Dr is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. He has written over a dozen books. He has degrees in arts, theology, history and ministry and a diploma in education. His PhD thesis focused on the origins and development of the Australian Pentecostal movement. He has 40 years experience in pastoral and educational ministry. He is founder and president of Tabor College, a prophetic Christian teaching enterprise with campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and some 1,400 students overall. He is married to Vanessa and they have three adult children and a growing number of grand children.
Philip Powell. was born in Wales and immigrated to New Zealand aged twelve, with his sister and brother and their Welsh parents. Philip trained for the ministry when he was 17 at the Assemblies of God Bible College in Australia, graduating as Head Student of his year. Returning to NZ to assist his (late) father Stanley Powell in Palmerston North, he then moved to UK to pastor an AoG church in Manchester for 16 years. Philip has ministered internationally and trans-denominationally. In his capacity as National General Secretary of AoG in Australia he took a stand for sound biblical doctrine, values and practices, which were under attack from erroneous teachings, resigning in 1992. On the basis of this conviction he launched Christian Witness Ministries (CWM) in 1994 and established the first CWM Fellowship in February 2001 in Brisbane.

Philip has been married to Kathleen for almost 40 years. They have three sons and a daughter and six grand children.

John Cooper is a printer currently pursuing further study.  For preaching engagements, John can be reached through CWM

Tony Pearce is the editor of Light for the Last Days, a quarterly magazine looking at current events in the light of Bible prophecy. He also runs Bridge Lane Chapel, an independent Evangalical Church in Golder's Green, London. Can be contacted at Light for the Last Days, Box BM - 4226, London, WC1N 3XX, UK BM

Aeron Morgan is from Wales where he pastored a number of AoG churches. He went to Australia in 1971, where he pastored for three years in Toowoomba, Queensland. He returned to the UK in 1981 and pastored various churches. He was appointed the first General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Great Britain and Ireland, which ministry he fulfilled until his return to Australia in 1989. He served for many years as Principal of the Australian Assemblies of God National Ministry Training College (Commonwealth Bible College). Aeron is currently an intinerant pastor. He and Dinah have been married for 47 years and have two sons , daughter and nine grand children. The youngest son is an AOG pastor in Tasmania.

J C Whitham served as a missionary with the Congo Evangelistic Mission several years prior to the Independence Hostilities there. Since returning to England he has served 36 years as Pastor of a Pentecostal Church in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. During this time the present building has been erected, with much of the work being done by him personally.

Aaron Linford is a Senior Minister and holds emeritus membership on the Executive Council of the Assemblies of God in Great Britian and Ireland. He served as a pastor for 25 years prior to taking the posst as Editor of the Assemblies of God national weekly magazine Redemption Tidings , a position he held for 18 years until his retirement. the magazine then had a circulation of 10,000 copies. Aaron Linford is a avid writer, having written from his teens. His latest book Just a Thought is a collection of daily readings and thought onthe Scriptures. About this book the author writes:
"The reason behind Just a Thought is that a sparklet of truth from God's Holy Book can, even if in a small measure, flash a little light into our hearts, and give us spiritual guidance and pleasure. These daily comments are brief, and are not intended to replace or make unnecessary longer readings, but to add a kind of 'holy plus' to other works of devotion. Neither are they in logical or seasonal sequence. The element that binds them together is the fact that they proceed from the meditation of one source, the Bible. If they nudge your mind into thinking of spiritual things, or stir your heart with some holy relection, the author will be well repaid for his literary endeavour.

Born in George, Iowa, USA in 1935, Bernie Koerselman was raised in a christian home but left the faith when about 20. He went to law school and graduated from Pepperdine University at age 40 and practised law for seven years, retiring from law to serve the Lord.
Bernie came to know Jesus as Lord at age 44. When he gave his life to the Lord, he had no idea he would leave his law practice three years later, travel in a motorhome studying scripture for three years, build a home in San Diego, then move to Sun Lakes, Arizona, and finally be moved by the Lord to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Using his legal and analytical skills, the Lord has given Bernie the task of opposing false doctrines in the church. Bernie has devoted considerable effort opposing friend Chuck Colson's ecumenical efforts with the Roman Catholic church. Later he was called to oppose efforts of the leaders of Promise Keepers as they sought ecumenical union with the Roman church.
Having just become a citizen of New Zealand with his wife, Dar, Bernie teaches and writes bible studies, continues to write articles on Christian theology as the Lord leads, and publishes now through his web site "". His last paper book titled "Saving Faith" was published in 1990. He serves on a community-wide board of Y2K And Beyond and is on the Board of Directors of Christian Resource Center in Christchurch. He remains an Honorary Director of Audio Scriptures International located in San Diego, California.

Vanguard, since its inception has been edited in Britain by Siam Bhayro , a young man who has a passion for TRUTH and for GOD'S WORD.
Siam was born in 1973 and lives in the UK with Lisa who is currently a science secondary school teacher. They met at University and married in 1995. Siam came to know the Lord at age seven whilst at Park Road Pentecostal Church, Cheriton. He enjoys music and plays several instruments. Siam obtained a First Class Honours degree in Hebrew from University College London(UCL) during which he served one year as President* of UCLCU, being awarded the prestigous UCL Faculty of Arts prize and medal.In 2000 he finished off a PhD, and so will now be lecturing in UCL's Dept. of Hebrew and Jewish Studies for a short spell.
Philip (Powell) and Siam are joint-editors of both Vanguard and CETF, the two publications of CWM.

* (a post later held by Neil Richarson )

Dr Siam Bhayro, founder and original editor of Vanguard has achieved a number of academic accolades including the University College London (UCL) Faculty of Arts Prize and Medallion in 1997. We are now pleased to announce that he has been awarded the degree of PhD at the same University. Siam obtained a First Class Honours degree in Hebrew at UCL in 1997. He then studied for his PhD, which was awarded in June 2000. As a Semitic philologist, his research involved the study of a broad range of languages including Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Akkadian, Sumerian, and Ugaritic etc. As Siam himself notes, in order to understand the Hebrew language, and hence the text of the bible in its original tongue, one has to know the other Semitic languages to which it is related. This is also the case for the Greek of the New Testament as the authors were writing in Greek but thinking about the Hebrew text. We are convinced that Siam’s skills will be of great value in the advancement of the kingdom. He has already acted as researcher for a major ITV (UK) documentary series on archaeology and the bible. He will be lecturing in Biblical Aramaic and the History and Literature of the Jews (first millennium BCE) in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL in the academic session 2000-1.
Now a Professor at Yale University (2002)
Associasion with ceased in CWM December 2003

Orrel Steinkamp, D. Min The PLUMBLINE , 74425 County Road 21 Renville, MN 56284 Published by Orrel Steinkamp D. Min. Tel. +320 329 3874 Email Address:
Ray Jones is a Welsh Pentecostal pastor who is married with two children and four grandchildren. For the past 18 years he has served as a Pentecostal prison chaplain, a position which he continues to hold. Presently he is studying for Master's in Theology at Mattersey Assemblies of God Bible College, UK.

Richard Bennett P. O. Box 395, Vernonia, OR 97064-0395 E-mail:<> URL: // Audio site: // Tel.-Fax: +503-429-0331
Richard Bennett hails from the Republic of Ireland, was trained by the Jesuits all of his elementary and high school years in Ireland, where he was born. He had eight years of intense education and formation by the Dominican Order, finishing at the Angelicum University in Rome, Italy, in 1964.
He then spent 20 years as a parish priest in Trinidad, West Indies. After a serious accident in 1972, when he nearly lost his life, Richard began to seriously study the Bible. After 14 years of contrasting Catholicism to biblical truth, he was convicted by the gospel message and formally left the RCC and its priesthood. After marrying, he and his wife spent a year as missionaries in China. In 1990, the Bennetts settled in Portland, Oregon, where they established the Berean Beacon. In 1999 they have moved to Vernonia, Oregon, where they are members of Grace Baptist Church.
Sandy Simpson is the son of a pastor of the Congregational Christian Church of America (CCCC) who became a missionary with the interdenominational evangelical Liebenzell Mission Internationals of the USA in Micronesia.
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Dr David Allen has been lecturing in Christian doctrine and history at Mattersey Hall, the British Assemblies of God bible college, since 1983. Previously, David worked as a secondary school teacher from 1960-69, and then until 1983 held pastorates in Newark-on-Trent, Stockton-on Tees and Walthamstow, UK. Presently, he is Dean of the college and attached to Bentley Pentecostal Church, Doncaster. He also serves on the steering committee of the Evangelical Alliance's ACUTE and is a member of the AoG Credentials Council. David's most recent book, Glorious Names - Studies in the Person and Work of Christ was published by Mattersey Hall in 1999.

Bill Randles is the founder and pastor of Believers in Grace
Fellowship, a pentecostal church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, since 1982. He and wife Kris have five children. He has done short term mission work in India and Nigeria. Mr Randles’ books include Weighed and Found Wanting, a superb analysis of the Toronto phenomena, and Making War in the Heavenlies, which seeks to consider spiritual warfare from a biblical point of view. His books can be purchased from Christian Witness Ministries (CWM). Please refer to our Resource Catalogue >
Ronald Riffe currently pastors a small Baptist church in rural West Alabama, USA. He is 61 years old and retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority's Brown's Ferry nuclear plant, where he worked as an instrument technician. His internet ministry is with the "Cutting Edge Ministries" website: — where he has pastoral responsibility for the "From A Pastor's Heart" section and related email inquiries.
Pastor Ron Riffe
Cutting Edge Ministries
P.O. Box 26, Gordo, AL 35466, USA
Email: Ronald RIFFE <>

Olympia Barczynska was born in Peterborough, England in 1965, the only daughter of Polish parents. Her Father was a lawyer,and her Mother was the daughter of a well known Christian leader in Poland. She was born again in 1984. Since then she has had one desire to follow the Lord Jesus and make Him known,which resulted in her visiting 35 countries in 4 continents, working with local churches and ministries, including Open Doors. Her main interest is in Communist and ex-Communist countries, especially Poland. At the moment she lives in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and attends Calvary Fellowship (Calvary Chapel) in Otley.

Mike R. Taylor obtained a degree in theology at London Bible College in 1979, and is the author of a number of booklets, including Martial Arts — are they harmless?, The Tarot: Your questions answered, Hypnosis: Are there side-effects?, Ley-Lines and the Christian, and the book  Do Demons Rule Your Town? (1993). He is currently completing his PhD on the relationships between the postwar Healing Revival Movement, the Latter Rain Movement, and Endtime Sonship. He is also involved in the leadership of a multi-ethnic innercity fellowship in Kilburn, London.
He is married with two grownup children. He can be contacted by email at

Lawrie Cornish is a professional accountant-specialising in taxation accounting. Comparatively new to writing articles for us. He took a strong public stand against the "gold tooth" and "gold dust" nonsense and since then has become increasing involved with CWM. Self employed - specialising in taxation accounting - Only New Zealand qualified member of the "Institute of Business Advisors", an international organistion based in the England. Currently involved in rural property subdivision. Interests in property investment. Past involvement in tourism business and aluminium manufacture.
Married to Sherry with four children. Aimee (15) Tim (12) Michael (9) Gemma (7).

Sam Cope with wife Robin, currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Through an invitation to hear Dr Arnold G Fruchtenbaum they came to realise that for many years they had only been hearing the Gentile perspective of the Christian faith. Once they had heard and studied the Jewish persceptive, they found a lot of questions about the OT & NT have now been answered. A note to the Christian Witness Ministries Office pointing out an apparent misquote in one of their articles, lead to Sam being “seconded” to their Web Site team. As active Christians, Sam & Robin have held most postions in church organisations, at one time or another -- across such denominations as Roman Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, & Calvary Chapel. Catch them at
Roger Winter-Smith is an Assemblies of God minister at Stroud Green in North London. He is married with three children and works as a litigation manager in a London law firm. His email address is: <> For more details of the Stroud Green fellowship at which Roger ministers, see where you will find sermons, which can be downloaded free of charge.
Jacob Prasch is one of Britain's leading evangelists to the Jews. He heads up Moriel Ministries, which is a sister international watchman ministry to CWM. Moriel website:
Spencer Gear is the coordinator of a youth counselling service in Bundaberg, Qld., Australia and a doctoral student in theology. He may be contacted at: P.O. Box 2106, Bundaberg 4670,ustralia. Email:
Unless otherwise indicated, all page numbers in the text of this review refer to Spong's book, A New Christianity for a New World.
Jim Cottingham is an "Assemblies of God" minister at crawley in west Sussex (UK). Until recently (2003) he was chairman of th esouth East Region of AoG and its regional representative. His email address is

Brett Bigg with his wife Cathy once belonged to Rhema, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Meanwhile Rhema Australia is no longer associated with Rhema USA as confirmed by the latter who are reluctant to say why.(2003)
Brett and Cathy came out of the Word-Faith movement. Brett has a concern for the preaching of the truth (or lack of it) in many of today’s churches. He has a desire to assist in the education of the elect, and to see the Gospel preached to and accepted by those of the Jewish and Islamic faiths. You can contact Brett at (

Chris Pollard pastors a small independent Christian fellowship called “The Church in the Valley” in the Huon area south of Hobart, Tasmania. The church was born out of the disillusionment of a group of believers and the obvious need to counter the unbiblical teachings so rife today. Their focus can be summed up in their motto “Christ the Lord, His Word the Standard”. Chris works as coordinator of four group homes for intellectually handicapped adults under the auspices of the Hobart City Mission. He has been married to Elizabeth for 35 years. They have three daughters and three granddaughters. His contact email is
Dr Peter Barnes the pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Revesby in Sydney and is a lecturer in Church History at the Presbyterian Theological Centre in Burwood, New South Wales.
DR Gordon Moyes is senior minister of the Sydney City Mission and a member of the Legislative Council of NSW (upper house) and a minister of the Uniting Church of Australia (UCA).
Paul Etherington is part of the South Elmsall Christian Fellowship in Yorkshire where he regularly conducts Bible study meetings. At Whitby (Oct 2002) he was appointed to the CWM-UK Working Party to organise a second CWM conference in 2003. This WP has developed into ‘Christian Alliance Ministries’ (CAM), of which Paul is secretary and a joint founding member. CAM offers service to the many people who, having made their stand on biblical truth, have been hurt, discouraged or isolated. CAM exists to encourage isolated groups of Christians, by offering inter-church fellowship at regular ‘regional conventions’ and a major conference each year. Paul works for the electricity generating industry in the UK. He has been married to Sylvia for 33 years. They have two sons aged 29 and 26.
Opal Reddin, D.Min., stands radically against the current ecumenical movement, as well as the Latter Rain errors and the neomysticism of many seminaries and Bible Colleges. Her book POWER ENCOUNTER: A Pentecostal Perspective reveals the errors of the “generation curse” and “territorial spirits” teachings. She served with her husband in evangelism and pastoral ministry until he was taken to be with the Lord in 1978. She has taught in the Bible/Theology Division at Central Bible College, Springfield, Illinois, USA for 27 years, where she was named “Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Bible/Theology” in 1995. She can be reached at
Edward Barclay and wife Rosalind have been married for the past 19 years. They have two sons, Timothy and Michael and a foster son, Jaie. Ed and Ros are members of CWM Fellowship, Brisbane where they attend with their family on a regular basis. Ed does a great deal of research for a number of watchman ministries. He has been involved in pastoral and other forms of ministry for several years. He is planning to start a doctorate of theology course, God willing, this year.
Dr John Wilson married Jan in 1970. They have 3 daughters and a son, 2 granddaughters and a grandson. Saved by the grace of God in 1981 John went into the ministry full-time in 1985 as the assistant pastor of a church in Perth (Australia) where he and Jan graduated from El-Shaddai Bible College. While there they pioneered Beechboro AoG church, which was pastored by a friend who helped them. In 1989 John and Jan moved to the UK, where John became senior pastor at Tyldesley Top Chapel in 1990, a position that he holds to this time. There they pioneered a Bible College, a Technical College and, with a fellow minister from their church, pioneered a branch church in Hyde. In 2002 the college in Tyldesley was awarded the status of University of Industry by the Education Department. John has written 47 subject books for the Bible College, which are being used by other colleges in third world nations. John completed his MA and PhD degrees through the European Theological Seminary based in Birmingham UK.
Paul Proctor, a Southern Baptist layman and rural resident of the State of Tennessee, retired from country music in the late 1990’s to dedicate himself to addressing important social issues from a distinctly biblical perspective. As a freelance writer and regular columnist for, he extols the wisdom and truths of scripture through commentary and insight on cultural trends and current events. Having a deep concern for the growing apostasy, he dedicates much of his writing to controversial matters of church and faith. Paul’s articles appear regularly on a variety of news and opinion sites across the internet and in print. Paul may be reached at
A.W Tozer, — a 20th Century true prophet. Died on Monday, May 12, 1963 aged 66.
Rev. J.C. RYLE (1816–1900). First Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, in England. Educated at Eton and Oxford University, where he excelled academically and in sport. A distinguished classicist, one of the top three students in his degree year, he also captained Oxford at cricket and rowed in the university boat race. Married three times and outliving all of his wives he retired in 1900 dying shortly afterward.

Jim Elliff is president of Christian Communi-cators Worldwide based in Kansas City, Mis-souri, USA. He is the author of Pursuing God—A Seeker’s Guide and Led by the Spirit: How the Holy Spirit Guides the Believer. Jim also has contributed articles and chapters for numerous books, periodicals, and journals. He carries on an active speaking schedule at home and abroad and has recently planted a church in the Kansas City area. Christ Fellowship of Kansas City. Jim has a wife and three children who often travel with him on his speaking engagements.
You may read more of Jim’s writing at: and www.

Tony Tsipouras: For about 15 years beginning in the early 1980s, Tony and wife Colleen taught Christian basics at the then Canberra AOG; Tony was also a board member. They now live in Albany, Western Australia.

Neil Botham: was a motorcycle racer in 1977 when, after a serious accident, the doctors said he wouldn’t live through the night. His uncle, Les Botham (a Pentecostal pioneer pastor), prayed for him in hospital that night. Within 3 weeks he made a miraculous recovery and dedicated his life to Christ. Neil joined the local Pentecostal Church in Chester?eld, UK where his family had attended for 50 years and served for over 20 years as youth leader, deacon and member of the church council until recently when he had problems with the direction of the AOG in England. Sadly, the dif?culties couldn’t be resolved so Neil and his wife Peggy resigned membership. He now ministers in local churches and warns of the dangers of compromises. He and Peggy have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Neil has been employed as site manager at a school in Chester?eld for the last 28 years.
Mike Gendron, a 1992 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, is a popular speaker at national conferences in the USA, including Steeling the Mind, Word of Life, The Conservative Theological Society and Reaching Catho-lics for Christ. He has addressed faculty and students at Moody Bible Institute, The Master’s Seminary, Dallas Theo-logical Seminary and Tyndale Theological Seminary. Mike has conducted seminars at hundreds of churches throughout the world and has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV programmes. He has been writing monthly articles for the Ankerberg Theological Journal since 1998.
Fayek Iskander is a Presbyterian minister, working as an evangelist for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aus-tralia. He is married to Samira. They have two children, Jane and Andrew. Fayek and Jane present two local Christian radio programs in Sydney. The family originates from Egypt. Fayek thus understands Islam from experience as well as from his detailed study. He also has a deep love for Muslims and would like to encourage all Christians likewise to love all
Daniel Scott was born in Pakistan in 1951 to Christian parents. He became a university lecturer in Mathematics and studied the Qur’an, but was forced to ?ee to Australia after refusing to convert to Islam. Whilst giving a series of seminars to Christians in Melbourne he criticised the treatment of Christians according to the teachings of the Qur’an and Hadith and commented on Jihad and the treatment of women in Islam. The Islamic Council of Victoria planted three muslim converts in the audience who accused him of religious vili?cation under Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001. A
Lester Fensom leads “Truth Watch NZ”, a Wellington based discernment group aligned to CWM. Lester was previously involved in CWM by responding to questions raised from visitors to the website and he produced the Monthy Mailer in 2000-2001. He has had 20 years of banking experience and currently works as a Business Analyst for an Oil Company. Lester is married to Janice. They have four daughters aged 19, 17, 14 and 9.TRUTH WATCH:
Peter Lindop married Lillian in 1963 and joined the Worldwide Church of God (then the Radio Church of God) in 1964. They have two daughters, one grandson and a granddaughter. In 1974 Peter with his family emigrated from London to New Zealand and in 1979 was ordained into the ministry. He currently pastors a congregation in Rotorua. For ?ve years Peter was the secretary/trea-surer of the Rotorua Ministers’ Association and is also a duty chaplain
Esther Anderson is the wife of John Anderson, the American minister who has spoken across New Zealand and Australia numerous times. Es-ther may be contacted by email at: The Andersons plan to be in New Zealand this coming February and March in another speaking itinerary. For information on the itinerary, you may contact Rev Edrick Corban-Banks at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Stoke, near Nelson, phone (03) 547-5631, or email John’s most recent book is A Com-passionate Roar. Other books that he has authored are Cry of the Innocents, Cry of Compassion and A Roar out of Sodom. John is an ordained A/G USA minister. The ministry website is
Mark Mullins became a Christian at the age of 19 while in his fi rst year at Durham University. After graduating Mark joined the army where he spent 7 years, leaving in 1993 to study for the Bar. Mark has been a barrister since 1995 specialising in crime and immigration. Up until 1994 Mark attended a large charismatic anglican church in central London but left when the church embraced the so-called Toronto Blessing to attend a small traditional Pentecostal assembly in North London where he is now an elder.
Mark is on the Council of Christian Alliance Ministries which is an umbrella organisation for pentecostals/charismatics who seek to follow simple Biblebased Christianity. Mark has been involved with the Lawyers Christian Fellowship since 1994. He is now a member of its governing council, the London Chairman and Chairman of the Public Policy Unit which is active in speaking out on a whole range of moral issues which are affected by current changes in the law.

Bob DeWaay is the senior pastor of Twin City Fellowship in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he has served for 25 years. He holds a BA in Bible and Pastoral Studies from North Central Bible College, and an MA in Theological Studies from Bethel Theological Seminary. Bob also has a Critical Issues Commentary Radio show on Oneplace. com and has written and published over 90 theological essays through Critical Issues Commentary. Bob and his wife Diane have been married 33 years and have two children and one grandson.
James Sundquist is married to Karen and has one son. He wrote and produced two documentaries on the history of hymns and Christmas carols for which he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Album Notes. James is biblical commentator on a video creation series entitled Age of the Earth for Creation Science Evangelism. He released an article entitled, Islamic Jesus vs Biblical Jesus, Twenty Two Scriptural Reasons Why They Are Not The Same Jesus. He also wrote and produced a documentary and video on Creation and Prophecy, entitled Creation & Prophecy: Does God Expect Man To Be Able To Tell Time. In 1999 James founded Rock Salt Publishing to respond to issues relating to church growth, creation and prophecy, Islam vs Christianity, etc. He has authored two books: Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church? a documentary on the teachings of Rick Warren, available at http:/, and Rick Warren’s Global Peace Plan vs Scripture. James counsels families and churches who have been destroyed by purpose-driven teachings and programs. Some of his articles and interviews may be accessed at http://www.

Roger Oakland is an authorlecturer and the founder of a ministry called Understand The Times International (http:// www.understandthetimes. org). Over the past twenty years he has lectured at numerous churches, conferences, universities and educational facilities in over 35 countries. The topics he speaks about present a biblical worldview of the past, as well as an understanding of the present and an insight into the future based upon a biblical perspective, with a twofold aim to strengthen the faith of believers and to challenge unbelievers about the deception in which they believe. A former biology teacher, who believed and taught evolution, Roger is a zealous promoter of biblical creation and now proclaims that the God of the Bible is the creator of all things. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and produced audiotapes, videos and other publications that have been translated into several different languages worldwide. One of his books entitled The Evidence for Creation has over 300,000 copies circulating in the former Soviet Union, a location where he has travelled and lectured over 30 times since 1990. For more information on Roger or Understand The Times International, call 714-957-3898 or write to P.O. Box 27239, Santa Ana, CA, 92799.

Jeffrey Whittaker has been married to Doreen for 20 years. They met in an Assemblies of God youth group. Two years after they married Jeffrey was ordained as an A/G minister and has held his credential for 18 years to the present time. They have fi ve children: Kate, a 19 year old college freshman, Kyle, an 18 year old high school senior, Samuel, a 15 year old [high school] freshman, Jacob, a 12 year old sixth grader, and Sophia, a 3 year old handful. Jeffrey has travelled in full time music ministry, singing in hundreds of churches across America, as well as appearing on television. While studying in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was employed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for three years. He also served as a sectional presbyter in the Michigan District of the Assemblies of God for fi ve years. Jeff and Doreen currently serve the Body of Christ as pastor of Michiana Christian Embassy A/G in Michigan, USA, where they have been for 12 years.

Mal Couch is founder and president for eighteen years of Tyndale Seminary of Ft Worth, TX. Holds a Th.M. from Dallas Seminary, an MA with high honours from Wheaton Graduate School, and a Ph.D from Arkansas Biblical Graduate School, a Th.D from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary. Mal has written and edited twenty nationally published books; won a Silver Medallion Award from the CBA: Dictionary of Premillennial Theology (Kregel); and teaches graduate Greek, hermeneutics, and systematic theology. ? For more information visit: About the Author

David Powell and wife Melisa have been married 14 years and have two sons Aaron (11) and Michael (9). After high school David began a twelve-year career as a federal public servant. During this time he and Melisa talked to each other about the possibility of full-time public service in God’s ministry. They began down that road in 2001 serving in a full-time capacity at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Port Macquarie. In 2003 they relocated to Sydney where David began training to be ordained as a minister of God’s Word in the Presbyterian Church of NSW, completing a fi rst year in Theology at Moore College (Sydney Anglican). As a student at the Presbyterian Theological Centre David recently graduated with a Bachelor of Theology (awarded through the Australian College of Theology). In 2006 David will, Godwilling, complete all his study requirements and then be available to be appointed to serve God wherever He might lead.

Paul Sherbird lives in Truro, Cornwall England with his wife Julie. He pastors a small house fellowship (Truro Christian Fellowship) which commenced just over a year ago (2005). The main reason for the formation of the fellowship was that they could not fi nd an “uncompromised” church in the area and they very much felt led of the Lord to start a work. Paul was saved in 1988, aged 30 after many years of involvement in the drug culture and on the fringes of the occult. In 1992 he entered the Emmanuel Bible College where he graduated four years later with Bachelor of Theology degree. Since then he has served in various church leadership positions (elder; assistant pastor, lay minister) until January 2005. He describes his main ministry as teaching with a strong desire to know and teach sound doctrine. For more visit the “About” section of his website:
Bill Muehlenberg was born in America and lives in Melbourne. He is married to an Australian, Averil, and has three sons. The family are members of Crossway Baptist Church. He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), an MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston), and is completing a PhD in theology at Deakin University, Melbourne. Bill was formerly National Vice President of the Australian Family Association and also served as the national research co-ordinator at Focus on the Family. He is the author of In Defence of the Family and numerous articles and book reviews and is a part-time lecturer in theology, apologetics and ethics at several Melbourne theological colleges and carries out an independent ministry in pro-faith and pro-family activism.

Ewan McDonald is a farmer at Timmering in Northern Victoria, married to Rebecca they have two children Anna (20 months) and Jack (2 months). Ewan’s interests include politics, philosophy, the creation/ evolution controversy, and biblical worldview studies. Ewan was a congregant of the Kyabram AoG church during the time PLP was pastoring there.
Berit Kjos is a respected researcher and author of many books and magazine articles. She has studied religious trends, social changes, the roots and branches of the UN, the rising worldwide management system, and most alarming of all, the transformation of the church. Berit and her husband, Andy, live in California. They have three sons and three grandchildren. In granting permission to republish this article Berit wrote: www.crossroad.
Ken Silva is pastor of Connecticut River Baptist Church in Claremont, NH, president of Apprising Ministries at, and a contributor to Ingrid Schlueter’s blog at www.sliceofl He has appeared many times on the Crosstalk Radio Talk Show on the VCY America Radio Network. Ken and his wife Donna feel especially led of the Lord to bring attention to the growing danger of contemplative spirituality and mysticism in the Body of Christ. Largely trained through the work of the late Dr Walter Martin, for the past year Ken has been intensely studying the Emerging Church movement and its increasing threat to the historic orthodox Christian faith.

Ingrid Schuelter has been producer and host of the Crosstalk Radio Talk Show on the VCY America Radio Network for 18 years. She is author of numerous articles on contemporary church issues and publishes the Slice of Laodicea blog — http://www.sliceofl aodicea. com which has a growing worldwide readership. The site features news and commentary on the contemporary church from a biblical perspective.

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