Bio Data

Bio Data

Rev. Graham Roberts

Personal Background:

  • Born in Brisbane, Australia – 28th November, 1941

Marriage & Family:

  • Married Frieda (Baris), 15th June, 1963
  • Father: Alison (born 1966, now married to Andrew Wilson, w/ daughter, Grace, & son, Timothy), David (born 1968, married to Janette. w/ daughter, Freya); Scott (born 1970, married to Suzy, w/ sons, Zachary, Joel & Daniel), & Elizabeth (born 1979, now married to David Morgan)

Home Church:

  • Coast Community Church, Bensville, NSW (Churches of Christ Australia)

Ordination to Christian Ministry:

  • Ordained to the Christian ministry, January 1967 – Grace Chapel (non-denominational), Lexington, MA, USA

Academic Qualifications:

  • Teaching Certificate: Queensland Teachers’ College – 1960
  • B.A. (History major): Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, USA – 1964
  • M.Div.: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Sth. Hamilton, MA, USA – 1967
  • M.Th. (Missiology): Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, USA – 1977

Ministry Experience:

  • Volunteer worker / preacher: Open Air Campaigners, Brisbane – 1958-1960
  • Preacher: College teams, Northwestern College & Wheaton College – 1961-64
  • Co-leader (with Frieda): Int’l evangelism team, Tyrol, Austria – Operation Mobilisation, Summer 1964
  • Youth leader / Ass’t to the Pastor: Grace Chapel, Lexington, MA, USA – 1964-66
  • Youth worker: Geylang Methodist Church, Singapore – 1967-68
  • Preacher / evangelist: Singapore & Malaysian churches, Youth For Christ groups – 1967-68
  • Trainer: Lay leaders, Makale & Luwu Synods, Toraja Protestant Church, Sth. Sulawesi, Indonesia – 1969-74
  • Lecturer: Religious Instructors’ Training School (TangmentoE); Christian University (Makale), Sth. Sulawesi – 1969-71; Theological College of E. Indonesia, Makassar – 1975-76; Indonesian Bible Institute – 1977-80
  • Dean of Students: Indonesian Bible Institute – 1978-79; Deputy Principal: Indonesian Bible Institute – 1979-80
  • Pastor: Hornsby Baptist Church – 1981-83; Community Church Hornsby – 1983-88
  • State Director, Operation Mobilisation (NSW/ACT, Australia) – 1988-91
  • Director, Missionary Training School (Operation Mobilisation, Central & Eastern Europe), Czech Republic  – 1991-2000
  • Trainer: Training Coordinator (Central European Teams, OM) – 1991-96; Area Training Officer, OM  Central Europe – 1996-2000; Train The Trainers’ Seminars (OM International) – 1997-99
  • Coordinator: OM forum for missionary parents re. family issues on the mission field – 1998-2000
  • Co-director with Frieda, Equip & Encourage International – 2003 to present
  • Author: Menghayati Hidup Baru (Kalam Hidup, Bandung, 1975); Ajarlah Kami Berdoa (Yayasan Komunikasi Bina Kasih, Jakarta, 1978); United in Marriage by One Lord: God’s Wisdom on Intermarriage in a Multifaith World (OM Authentic Media, India, 2006)
  • Visiting lecturer: Asian College of Cultural Studies, Hyderabad (2003-2004); Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cipanas, W. Java, Indonesia – 2004-present, lecturing M.Div. students on Marriage & Family, Church Revivals & Renewal, & Christian Spirituality
  • Guest speaker & pastoral counsellor: Indonesia, Russia, Albania/Kosovo, India – 2001 to present

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