Freedom2b Perth: April – Rowland Croucher and John Wallace

Friday April 5th, 2013 7:00 PM

The topic: “Gay and Lesbian issues: Why I have changed My mind”

At: The Northbridge Piazza community Centre, First Floor Meeting room.

f2b Perth sq1-16Freedom2b Perth is proud to announce a visit by the National Chaplain Rowland Croucher and John Wallace a member of the Sydney Chapter.

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Rowland Croucher is a Baptist pastor/counselor who resides in Australia. After pastoring churches – small and large – in Australia and British Columbia, Canada, he then pursued a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena.

He has since begun a ministry-at-large with pastors and churches in Australia and in many other countries.

He is currently director of John Mark Ministries, focusing particularly on the fifty percent of clergy who leave parish ministry for various reasons. (He says there are 12,000 of these ‘mostly wounded warriors’ in his native country of Australia alone – and they generally feel they’ve ‘fallen into a black hole’).

The John Mark Ministries website is one of the three largest in Australia, with over 10,000 hits a day. Website: www.jmm.aaa.net.au

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohn Wallace is a doctor working at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Emergency. He does a lot of work in building bridges between churches and the gay community.
John has an SDA background and has been actively involved in furthering the conversation with church leaders in that context and he is also involved with other churches – mainly behind the scenes.
He is a board member of ABBI, the organisation Anthony Venn Brown has set up to build bridges between the GLBTI and church communities.

He came out 2 years ago after more than 30 years of marriage. He found he could remain in the closet no longer. He has 3 adult children, with whom he has a good relationship. He and his wife remain friends.

The Northbridge Piazza community Centre is located on the Corner of James and Lake Streets Northbridge.

For further information please contact Graham or Bev via eMail: perth@freedom2b.org
or call Graham on: 0405 285 233 or Bev on: 0407 778 201.

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We will go downstairs to the CNR! Kitchen after the meeting for Coffee, or meals and chat from 9pm. So even if you can’t make the meeting please feel free to join us for coffee there.

Remember to invite friends and family who you think may find this session interesting.

If you attend a church please feel free to invite Pastors and other ministers.