Helen Brown interviews Crystal Mary Lindsey

Helen Brown interviews Crystal Mary Lindsey on Cooloola Christian Radio

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or visit Helen's facebook site.

Sam Childers aka Machine Gun Preacher

Sue and Lionel talk to Sam Childers aka Machine Gun Preacher on Cooloola Christian Radio

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Frank Rassenberger

Lionel talks to ex-local Frank Rassenberger on Thursday night on Cooloola Christian Radio

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Josh' s testimony

Eric talks to local rap sensation Josh Gilliand on Friday night on Cooloola Christian Radio

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Levi McGrath

Levi McGrath who is an Independent Singer/Songwriter and an Associate Artist for World Vision amongst other things will be in Gympie for one night only. Levi has worked with former child soldiers in Uganda and will be bringing his passion, humour and unique music ability to inspire and encourage us. Levi talks to Cooloola Christian Radio as he passed through Gympie on his Tour last year.

Go to Levi McGrath's Web Page to find out more

Eric and Monique

Eric & Monique are married singer-songwriters and musicianaries spreading the gospel through word & song. Eric and Monique talks to Cooloola Christian Radio as they passed through Gympie on their "Everlasting" Tour.

Their new Album "Everlasting" , mastered by Grammy award-winner William Bowden, is encased with motifs inspired by Isaiah 40:28, yet fleshed out in lyrics loaded with gravitas & raw honesty. Musically, it is a cinematic masterpiece woven through elements of folk, pop & alternate sounds underscoring raw and emotional vocals.

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Horatio from South American Tours

Horatiotalks to Lionel on Cooloola Christian Radio

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Jan Buchanan

Jan Buchanan talks to Kerry on Cooloola Christian Radio

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Caitlyn and Eric

Eric talks to Caitlyn Shadbolt on his friday night Show

Country girl Caitlyn Shadbolt’s angelic voice and infectious enthusiasm make a perfect package. Caitlyn’s energy is contagious and brings a smile to every audience she encounters with her new fun loving style of country music.

Since picking up a guitar and joining her first rock band at age 12, Cait has performed on many stages, from local pubs and clubs to major festivals all over Australia both solo and with a band.

Country Cait has appeared as a special guest with Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers, Taylor Henderson, Jasmine Rae and her X Factor co-star Dean Ray.

When not touring and performing on stage, Caitlyn is the Youth Ambassador for the Gympie Region.

Go to Caitlyn's Website to see Her Latest Video!

Solomon Island Mission Trip

A bunch of local students from Cooloola Christian College are getting excited about their mission trip to the Solomon Islands.

Kara Missions

Kara is a local with a heart for missions. She is going on her second mission trip this Christmas, have a listen to the interview.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is an American alternative rock-punk band from Southern California.

Formed in the summer of 2003 in their parent's garage in La Mirada, California. The group consists of three brothers Gil Sandoval(Vocals/Bass), Dan Sandoval(Drums), Mani Sandoval(Lead Guitar) alongside with childhood friend Josh Ledezma(Guitar).

Early influences of acts such as Third Eye Blind, The Ataris, Jimmy Eat World, and Mxpx inspired the bands early songs of teenage angst and hope driven lyrics.

Highly noted as a terrific live act amongst many christian and non-christian acts the band does not perform solely to either one market. Lyrically their albums coincide with their spirituality, personal experiences and hope.

After three years the band landed a west coast tour with a three song demo performing at public parks, parking lots, bars, churches and clubs. Their debut album "Setting Up & Tearing Down" was released in 2007 independently after struggling financially to fund their own record.

In 2009 the band was signed to indie label Live Love Records which released their second full-length album "In The Middle Of Destruction". A percentage of these album sales would support various humanitarian projects in Africa and Guatemala.

The band found itself on various tours across the U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and Asia. In December of 2010 the band traveled to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala where they have currently sponsored a Children's Orphanage for the past five years.

Safe Haven have now released their new album 'Chasing the Sun' and have toured in Australia, Asia, Central America, Mexico, Hawaii and the U.S.

Iron and Clay

U might have heard them on the Radio...or seen them play live. U cant help but be affected by the Energy and conviction of this cutting edge bunch of young musicians. Their music - Contemporary, R&B, Dance, Acappella.

From the call of God 20 years ago, Claudio Carrasco formed a vocal group to follow his dream of reaching young people in schools in Australia. 20 years later and here we are, different members but same vision to give hope to the youth of Australia and make God's name famous! 2012 has some huge things in the pipeworks, we'll be keeping you posted!! get excited!!

Band Interests
Movies, TV series, Theme Parks, Sleeping, Markets, facebook, Reading, Shopping, eating in, eating out...

Artists We Also Like
Endless Praise, Fatis Valor, Matt Corby, Emily and Jarel,

Turning Water into Wine

If you need to be encouraged, strengthened, inspired or just challenged to keep going each day this is a book well worth reading.

The title of my book?... Jesus has taken the very ordinary things in my life and turned them into rich experiences of His Love and Grace. This book is my very own miracle. It is a book of short stories of God's hand in life; A book of inspiration; A book of encouragement; A book of stories for those people who are so busy they only have time for a short read. (100 stories for 100 days.)

Jake Garrett Foundation

Jake Garrett Foundation Update

Our aim is to raise money to financially support family's in the Gympie area that have lost a child, by donating $1000 to help with funeral expenses. All foundation expenses are paid by the Garrett family.

Helen Garrett lost her son Jake when he was 12 years old through an accident on their property. Back ground is available on the Watch Jakes Recovery facebook page. Our aim is to support family's with the cost of their child's funeral. It takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to support a family that has lost a child. Let that village be ours!!!!!

If you would like to make a donation you can make one at any of these very generous businesses:

Kandanga Snack Bar, Rattler Cafe, Imbil 4 Square, Landmark, Park Lane Garden Centre, Gympie Packaging, Amamoor Store, KD Moto, Hair Techniques, Fishermans Haul, Tom Grady Rural Merch. at Tozer St & Nash St, PC Place & LC Automotive.

Or direct deposit at Suncorp to HM Garrett (trustee) bsb: 484-799 a/c 070352730. Thank you for your support!!!!!!

Destiny Rescue

Destiny Rescue is an internationally recognized Aid and Development oganisation existing to end child sexual slavery and extreme poverty!

Destiny Rescue was founded in Australia in 2001 with a passion to making the world a place free from slavery, abuse and poverty. They do this by identifying at-risk children and families in desperate need and empowering them to change the world around them...

Since Destiny Rescue was established, it has been their goal to send 100% of child sponsorship funds overseas to help the children and families within their programs. All administration costs are raised separately to child sponsorship funds. This is something they have and are continuing to achieve!

Along with their projects in Cambodia, India, Mozambique and Thailand, They have a combined goal of creating projects that will run in all third world and developing nations as funding continues to increase.

Care Outreach

Care Outreach is a non-denominational Christian organisation with a vision to see 'Transformed Lives and Communities in the Heart of Australia.'


To care for the physical emotional and spiritual well-being of people in Rural and Remote Australia.


  • Regular face to face visitation and ministry
  • Food hampers, toiletries, linen and toys
  • Christmas for the Bush (annual event)
  • Property Support (e.g. assist with fencing, mustering, livestock)
  • Domestic Help (e.g. aid with housework, child care)
  • Facilitation of Community Events
  • Work Party Teams

    Rural and Remote Australia has a higher proportion of disadvantaged people.
    • Family incomes are lower, yet costs of living are higher
    • Limited access to the full range of government and other services essential for community well-being
    • Isolation and limited social activities
    • For many Rural and Remote Australians, hope is scarce, depression is a part of everyday life and suicide is not uncommon.

      Since the early 1990's Care Outreach has expanded to the extent that today there are numerous volunteer teams undertaking year round visits, giving hands-on assistance and facilitating Community Events.


      Melissa recently spent some time in Cambodia with the organization World Hope. World Hope Works in Cambodia and Indonesia. Thier Mission statement is
      To the hungry, we offer life.
      To the forgotten, we give opportunity.
      To the outcast, we foster dignity.
      To the desperate, we bring hope.

      kaytee faulkner's Myspace page

      Kaytee Faulkner

      Kaytee is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. She has been playing music for over 10 years and started touring and performing after joining a band at the age of 13. Having recently begun publicly sharing her struggle with a life-altering illness, Kaytee aspires to connect with each listener on a deeper level. Kaytee's passion is to use her experiences, melodies and lyrics to speak out and reach out to the ones who often feel they have no voice. She was at Live@theChapel to tell her story, from hardship and brokenness to the life that is found through divine grace, love and hope. Col spoke with with her after the event.

      changing lives online

      Greg Rienhardt

      Greg is the founder of changing lives online. The website houses a collection of testimonies that can be used to reach peaple all around the world.

      the skypilot

      The SkyPilot are an Australian, alternative acoustic duo consisting of members Jordan Grace and Trentan Kruger.

      The pair formerly began writing together in a heavy rock band which creates an interesting and very noticeable dynamic within their songs.

      2011 saw The SkyPilot tour extensively throughout America and Australia after the release of their debut album "Lighthouse", recorded in California and mastered at the highly noted, Capitol Records in Hollywood. The album deliberately takes a raw and honest approach to songwriting in an era where overproduction in music has become the norm.

      After a remarkable year of building momentum, The SkyPilot have no intentions of slowing after being well received by audiences of all generations. With a heart for people that extends beyond their music, The SkyPilot's mission is none other than to hit the road once again and share the songs that have been impacting listeners wherever they go.

      To express your interest in being a part of this journey and booking the SkyPilot, please contact bookings@theskypilot.com.

      Jesus Metal Fellowship

      Jesus Metal Fellowship

      JMF has a mission of reaching metalheads for christ

      Teen Missions

      Teen missions started in 1987 with the goal of creating missions work for 13 to 25

      many people from our area have gone on teen missions in the past years and there are several more going this year.

      Teen missions take people to places all over the world to place such as Thailand, Mexico, Egypt, Scotland and Fiji as well as many other places around the world.

      To find out how to be involved go to teenmissions.com.au

      click picture to listen to Greg Stubbs interview


      Greg was the CEO of the Bega Garnbirringu Health Services Aboriginal Corporation, an organisation responsible for up to 75 staff, and committed to improving the lives of people in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. He has been involved with both economic and social projects such as the employment of young people in the Community Development Employment Program and the development of a local school and crèche. Greg is also involved with the church, organisation of youth camps and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Reconciliation Committee.

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      click picture to listen to Emma Barlow interview


      Emma Barlow has already been recognized by the Australian music industry as a up and coming force to be reckoned with.

      Fiddle playing, Singing, Songwriting, Mandolin and Guitar playing only start the list of musical strengths this young lady can show and always has on offer.

      As a multi- award winning instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Emma's achievements stretch back to when she first jumped on the stage at 15 performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. From then on Emma went on to perform at the Gympie Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, and many other festivals from folk to country to in-between. In these places she has had the honour of playing music alongside Troy Cassar-Daley, Sara Storer, Pixie Jenkins, Tulca Mor', Andrew Clermont and many other talented souls.

      Emma appears frequently on Country Music Channel Foxtel Australia with her violin and cheeky smile.

      Emma's achievements include:

      * Winner of 2011 Golden Fiddle Award- Youth Achievement

      * Winner of the No Holds Barred Fiddle Comp

      * Top 10 ASAI songwriter Pop Youth Finalist

      * Winner of the Toyota Kilkivan Talent Search

      * 2009 CMAA College Graduate

      * 2008 CMAA Camerata Graduate

      Emma's unique blend of folk/country/pop music continues to capture hearts and ears as her fan base grows, so be on the lookout for this little pocket rocket

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      click picture to listen to Alison Lynch interview


      Alison Lynch, who is currently working as a missionary in Venezuela speaks freely of God's call on her life and the journey that He is taking her on.

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      click picture to listen to Steve Grace interview


      Twenty years ago he was driving trucks and singing in bars. Today, Steve Grace is an Australian Gospel artist with ten albums and a million miles of concert tours behind him. Communicating to thousands of people each year, his tours go anywhere and everywhere from remote villages on South Pacific islands, to major venues in big cities.

      True to his missionary upbringing in Papua New Guinea, Steve and Kerrie Grace pioneered a music ministry to Australian country towns in the early 90’s, traveling the vast expanses of the Australian continent to serve local churches in their task of reaching people with a message of hope and faith.

      Steve’s vision soon developed into an international ministry taking several teams overseas every year, such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Africa and Alaska.

      Listen to Steve Grace talking to Cooloola Christian Radio after His concert in Gympie on 15th August 2010. Download

      leigh hatcher


      Veteran journalist and news presenter Leigh Hatcher did a great job the other morning, speaking to local men on the Big Picture and the difference looking at life from ‘the God’s eye perspective’ makes.

      Here is an interview with Leigh that you can download or listen to online.


      Biographical and personal information

      Leigh was born on August 25th 1955 and raised in Sydney, Australia.

      •1973-74: Cadet Journalist – Radio 2GB Sydney.

      •1975-76: Political Correspondent Macquarie Radio

      Network, Canberra Press Gallery.

      •1977-78: News Editor, Radio 2CA, Canberra.

      •1979-81: News Director, then Programme Director Radio 5DN, Adelaide

      •1982-83: Political Correspondent Seven Television Network, Canberra Press Gallery.

      •1984-85: European Correspondent Seven Network, London.

      •1986-88: Presenter of News/Talk Breakfast Programme Radio 5DN Adelaide.

      •1988-1998: Senior Journalist/News Reader, Seven Network, Sydney.

      •1997: Full time study – Moore Theological College. Awarded Diploma of Bible and Missions.

      •2000 – current : Writer, author, publisher, broadcaster.

      •Newsreader – Sky News Australia.

      •Publisher – Bible Society Magazine, ‘Bibles@work’ in NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania.

      •Director – Omega Media Pty Ltd.

      •Patron – NSW Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society. Leigh has been married to Meredith for 27 years and they have four children – Tristan 23, (married to Susie), Amy 20, Johanna 18, Sophie 15.

      His hobbies include: Bonsai, Ocean swimming, Music, Ancient Greek, flying computer flight simulators.


      John Mackay


      John Mackay is an international speaker and is the Australian Director of Creation Research. He has been lecturing on the subject of origins and doing field research worldwide for the last 30 years.

      In March 2005 John debated the UK’s leading theistic evolutionist, Dr John Polkinghorne in a lively clash, hosted by popular BBC commentator Roger Phillips. The entire debate was professionally filmed and adds to the long list of John’s debates against leading evolutionists. During 2004, John was asked to debate 3 New Zealand professors at once. His opposition included Dr David Penny who had just been awarded NZ’s highest science prize in genetics. In the preceding 4 years, John debated such notable opponents as Cambridge geologist Dr Trevor Emmet at the Mumford Lecture Theatre Cambridge, Geology Professor Dr Tim Astin at Reading University and Harvard University Professor Chris Di Carlos at Guelph University, Canada. During January 1999 he was pitted against Dr Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science in the USA.

      At a Technical level John has addressed geologists at the Sydney Basin Coal Conference (1984) on the evidence for rapid coal formation and pursued this topic for a poster paper at the International Coal Conference (1985). In 1991, he addressed the Association of Geological and Earth Sciences at Oxford (UK) on the topic „The Evidence for Noah?s Flood?. In 1995 he gave a presentation on the same theme to the Tennessee Division of Geology, Tennessee (USA).

      In 1999 he presented a lecture to the Cambridge University Union (UK) on “The History of Brief Time” - the evidence the world did not evolve over millions of years.

      His science degree was obtained at the University of Queensland (Australia). John Mackay was for many years a science teacher in both state and private secondary education systems in Queensland, Australia. He also lectured in Geology at Tertiary level for Technical Education and was instrumental in establishing Creation Research in Australia, and is currently the International Director of Creation Research.

      His many years in teaching have enabled him to communicate well to all ages. He has lectured and done research in USA, UK, Europe, Canada, The Caribbean, New Zealand, Australia and Asia on the evidence for Creation and Noah’s Flood. Such experience has given him a practical breadth of knowledge of the overwhelming evidence against evolution.

      Most of John’s research has been captured on film - you can see it at his talks. Many of his presentations are available on DVD.

      John has published many articles and appeared widely on radio, TV and public seminars, in universities, schools and churches throughout the western world. The CEVMA Film Festival 2004 in Hohe Rhön, Germany awarded their top Christian TV award to Creation Research programs. In 1992 John featured regularly in the No. 1 rated TV program “New Horizons” on Channel 7 (Australia) and on Channel 7’s top rating program “Jump Start” in 93/94. He has many times been guest lecturer on the “Origins” TV program which is widely broadcast in the USA. In 93/94 he produced and directed the highly acclaimed TV documentary “The Origin of the Races”, in 95/96 the “Real Roots” documentary, and in 96/97 “Jehovah?s Park” and “Dinosaurs the Rest of the Tail”. His latest Science and Bible DVD (2004), is a Christian’s rebuttal to evolutionist David Attenborough, titled “Did a Good God make Bad Bugs?”.

      His teaching programs currently appear on TBN and SKY networks in the UK and he has recently featured on the very popular worldwide radio program Science, Scripture and Salvation produced by Institute for Creation Research in California, USA.

      Listen to John Mackay interview on Cooloola Christian Radio Download

      Mark Tulley

      Mark Tulley

      After a long battle with depression, Queensland rare chicken breeder Mark Tully is now on a mission to protect the endangered chickens to which he owes his life.

      According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1350 domestic mammal and bird breeds face extinction. In Australia, chicken species such as the Sumatran, the Phoenix, the Transylvanian Naked Neck, the Spanish, the Azeel and even the humble Leghorn are just some of the breeds under threat.

      While Tully spends his days rescuing poultry, he reveals that the unconditional love of his large collection of turkeys, chooks and other birds—and the serenity he finds in their company—has helped save his own life after a long battle with mental illness.

      Listen to Mark Tulley talking to Cooloola Christian Radio. Download

      Ian & Sonya McGill (Fiji)

      Ian & Sonya McGill's Ministry trip to Fiji

      Iain is married to Sonia, and they have five beautiful children; Anna, Micah, Isaac, Joshua, and Timothy. Iain and Sonia moved to Gympie in December 2007 and began at Gympie Wesleyan Methodist Church in 2008.

      Iain brings to Gympie ample experience in evangelism and community outreach work. He is passionate about his relationship with God, and longs to see real people experiencing a real and relevant relationship with Jesus Christ. He believes that a genuine relationship with Christ is worked out in visual and practical love towards others, regardless of cultural, racial, and religious differences.

      Iain's gifts lie in the areas of evangelism and biblical teaching, and he loves relating the core doctrines of the bible in everyday language with everyday people. Iain's role at the Gympie Church is concerned with pastoral care and community assimilation among other things.

      Iain's weaknesses are his children, soccer, and chocolate, and he enjoys a good coffee in good company. He and Sonia have quickly grown to love the church and the people of Gympie and look forward to partnering the Lord in his work in the region.

      Listen to Ian & Sonya McGill talking to Cooloola Christian Radio about their Ministry trip to Fiji.Download

      Sue Manton Interview

      Sue Manton

      Sue Manton has been involved in Little Haven Cooloola and Sunshine Coast Palliative Care for the past decade. Sue directs the daily operations of the organisation, which extends from palliative care to counselling, education and bereavement support, and includes overseeing 12 part time nurses and 200 volunteers. With the support from her community and through huge fundraising efforts Sue manages to find the funds needed to provide 24 hours, 7 day a week in- home nursing free of charge to anyone who needs palliative care. Under Sue’s leadership Little Haven is now an integral part of the Gympie/Cooloola health network

      Listen to Sue Manton Interview talking to Cooloola Christian Radio.Download

      Deb Rowlands  Gympie Times (Adopt a Family)

      Deb Rowlands Gympie Times (Adopt a Family)

      The Adopt-A-Family for Christmas appeal, is an APN Australian Publishing initiative.

      It involves local charities, provides donations to struggling families during one of the toughest times of the year.

      Many families in need of adoption face serious financial hardship or social dislocation, often through no fault of their own.

      With about 50 families of all ages and sizes in need of help this year, The Gympie Times is calling on its readers as well as local clubs, schools and businesses to provide donations.

      Items can include toiletries, gift vouchers, children’s toys, children’s books and non-perishable goods.

      Adopt-a-family co-ordinator Deb Rowlands said people could donate as little or as much as they wanted.

      To get involved contact Deb Rowlands on 5480 4237 or email deb.rowlands@gympietimes.com

      Listen to Deb Rowlands from Gympie Times talking to Cooloola Christian Radio about Adopt a Family.Download

      Ross, Kimberley & Callum ( Solomon Is Trip)

      The Solomon Islands Ministry Trip

      Biannually Cooloola Christian College send out student and staff teams to the Western Province of the Solomon Islands for a 2 week cultural and ministry experience. This has proven to be a life changing opportunity for many of their Year 10 -12 students.

      The College is very aware that faith in God without action results in a failure to fulfil God’s purpose for our lives. He expects us not only to learn about Him through studying His word, but to apply what we learn in practical ways – we are to be His hands and His feet.

      The purpose of these ministry trips to the Solomon Islands is to give students and staff an opportunity to apply our faith in an exciting, challenging and worthwhile ministry. Notice that this is not called a missions trip. This is because they are going to the Solomon Islands to “minister” to the local church and wider community. Inevitably these communities minister to them as well. Although the outreach programmes draw children, youth and adults that don’t yet know our Lord Jesus, the primary focus is to work with the local churches and schools, providing practical support, teaching, activities and fellowship that will be a blessing to everyone involved.

      CCC has already built strong connections with this community. Representatives from the school and associated churches have made numerous visits to Gizo, Marivari and communities in the Western Province over previous years. Students from CCC have maintained friendships as pen-pals and we have been able to send relief aid after the tragic tsunami in 2007. We pray that they can continue to build on this established connection and enrich the lives of both communities.

      Obviously, visiting people whose culture is so different from ours will bring challenges that will develop cultural understanding, and expanded world view and a unique experience of God’s extended “Family”.

      If you would like to support this ministry financially, please contact the office staff.


      Andrew Phelan in Gympie (Promotion For Shed Night)

      Andrew Phelan

      in Gympie (Promotion For Shed Night)

      Andrew Phelan found himself at a time in his life where he had lost everything - his family, his house, His self esteem, his will to go on - all due to alcholism.

      In the late hours one night, alone, lying in a borrowed bed, he cried out to God for help. From that moment on things slowly began to change.

      Through the good work of A.A., Andrew began to deal with his problem. Gradually things in his life found restoration. However, there still remained an emptyness within.

      Then came the next step. Andrew found Jesus as his lord and saviour. Now, with the gift God has placed within him, he disires to serve the lord and give testomony to the "Life saving, life changing" touch of Jesus. Today, surrounded by his wife Sandy, and children, Stacy and Taylm, Luke and Hayley and Mathew, Andrew stands on solid ground.

      What about you?


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