missions

John Smith preaches regularly at St Martin's Community Church in Collingwood

John Smith preaches regularly at St Martin's Community Church in Collingwood

St Martin’s Community Church

The St Martin’s vision of faith is one that befriends the poor and those communities of other cultures and alternative beliefs. This vision challenges those communities to act justly in the world, deal respectively with each other, and reach out to their neighbourhood.

John Smith, founding president of God's Squad Christian Motorcycle Club

John Smith, founding president of God's Squad Christian Motorcycle Club

God’s Squad CMC

God’s Squad was established in the late 1960?s in Sydney and founded on a broader basis, under the leadership of John Smith, in Melbourne 1972, where the Club Colours have been flown ever since. The Club primarily exists to minister among the ‘outlaw biker fraternity’ and associated groups, where it is an accepted and relevant expression of the Christian Church.

The evangelism, teaching and social commentary ministry made an impact across Australia and abroad in 2010-11.

In 2010:

  • embarked on a whirlwind ministry journey to England & Wales, including major seminar presentations in the UK Greenbelt Youth Festivals, celebration of the 15th year of God’s Squad United Kingdom chapter (now 3 UK chapters and an Irish Republican venture).
  • Spoken at some highly effective men’s breakfast presentations – Spoke at the major Gold Coast Easter music fest with Don Francisco – Continuing regular ministry in God’s Squad and St Martin’s Community Church.

In 2011:

  • we recently had the edited but expanded version of my Doctoral dissertation published by Emeth Press
  • Almost a decade of research and pondering has finally produced The Myth of Self Esteem for publication.
  • Ministry and preaching opportunities in Adelaide, including conducting seminars at the SA Schools Ministry Chaplaincy Conference for 350 chaplains.
  • Six weeks abroad included ministry at the Euro God’s Squad run in Germany, encouraging the amazing new outreach & faith community centers called God’s Garage set up by God’s Squad in the Ukraine, Lithuania and Norway.
  • Keynote address and seminars with the outstanding European Christian Artists
  • Privilege of preaching at the oldest Protestant Church in Asia (Macau), to mainly a Philippino audience.
  • Ongoing commitment to mentoring, pastoral care, weddings and along with regular preaching/speaking opportunities. There is no end of work behind & before us.
  • And, of course, our big sea-change, where Glena and I moved from their home of 41 years to Ocean Grove with daughter Kathy and Simon and 6 home-schooled children in walking distance. Paul and Natasha and their 2 continue in Lilydale and Lyndal, Keith and their 9 in Canberra. How blest we are.

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  1. Greetings in Jesus Name ..My name is Lois White .
    I would like to share with you the ministry that we have , its just new , we started in 2008 , opur name is Beulah house of love , when we first started we was just a orphanage in Nigeria , I,m Australian born and bread , God showed me the ophaned children , I sold the house and unfortunitaly , we ended up scamed lossing every cent we had . However this year , God has turned the whole situation around , we have rented a house here in Bacchusmarsh , and took on homeless 18 to 20 year old kids , Now these kids have done drugs , been in trouble with the police , Travis mother rejected him when he was little , dad unsure of who he is , travis was in 6 foster homes and in alot of trouble with police .. since moving in with us he became a christian , God is working in his life , really .. then there is Sarah , sarah father died of cancer 3 years ago , then 9 months ago her mother commited suicide , and she has been in 6 houses since , very unsettled , she is not a christian , but slowly we pray for her and slowly God will work ..
    This is our ministry , but we can fill 10 houses , with homeless kids , with the same trouble .. please pray for us , we need to buy a house and find house parents .. we need support .. but It will come , please pray for us as we help these kids , to know Jesus christ and Gods Love and to get their lives back on track .. it would be great to talk to John smith and seek wisdom .. Regards Lois White

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