Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, has gone from rebellious young man to someone who has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world as a means of sharing the love of Jesus Christ. He serves as President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association worldwide and is the founding member of Samaritan’s Purse Australia. Under his leadership, Samaritan’s Purse has met the needs of poor, sick, and suffering people in more than 100 countries. As an evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, he has led crusades around the world.
Graeme Pearson OAM (Chairman), joined Nylex as a trainee chemist and in 1996 retired as CEO of BTR Nylex after 36 years service with the group. At the time of retiring BTR Nylex was Australia’s largest manufacturing company. During his career with the company, Graeme held a number of technical and management positions including General Manager in Malaysia and New Zealand and director of the UK based parent company, BTR plc. He is a former chairman of MYOB,past president of The Peninsula Country Golf Club and is a director and partner of Business Leader Development, the holding company of The Executive Connection.
In 2010 Graeme was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for “services to the community through a range of charities.”
Graeme is married to Bette with adult children and seven grandchildren, and his interests are golf and yachting.
Jorge Rodrigues started his business career in the accounting and company secretary field, before moving to marketing and general management. He gained extensive international business experience serving sixteen years with the USA Butterick group of companies as Managing Director of subsidiary companies in South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. Jorge then served as Director of the National Scriptures Division at The Bible Society in Australia Inc. for eight years and was Chairman of Anglosec, the world-wide grouping of English language Bible Society publishers. He has an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Sydney.
Jorge is the Executive Director of Billy Graham Evangelical Association Australia and is married with two children.
David Dawson has pursued the interesting mix of business and Ministry over a life time. Involvement in the Building industry and property development takes some of his time. Ministry interests are with missions, men’s ministry and encouraging people in developing areas of the world. With over 30 years in leadership with MMM he is particularly passionate in taking business people and others to expose them to the needs of developing nations.
Married to Meryl for over 40 years, together they have three adult children and nine grandchildren, who all reside in Melbourne and attend the same church.
Karl Faase is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, an organisation through which he produces programs of excellence for Christian media and church use. The latest product is “Towards Belief”, a 10 part documentary-style DVD/TV series where Karl interviews over 30 international speakers and academics on the belief blockers to faith in western countries. “Towards Belief” is an award-winning series which is broadcast and distributed in several countries across the globe.
Karl was Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney’s southern suburbs for almost twenty years until relinquishing the role in September 2014. He was also the cofounder of Arrow Leadership Australia and the “Jesus. All About Life” national Christian media campaign. Karl is a member of several boards including Christian Media Australia, Sydney Prayer Breakfast and Southern Community Welfare and regularly speaks at events across Australia. He was elected to the board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 2001.
Karl is married to Jane and has three adult children.
Wendy Francis is the Queensland State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. Her professional background is in management at Griffith University and Queensland Baptists. She is currently the Executive Producer of the Lord Mayor’s Carols in Brisbane and is a Committee Member of Family Association of Queensland.
Wendy is married to Peter Francis, Senior Pastor City Tabernacle Baptist Church, and has three children and ten grandchildren.
Paul Molyneux is the National Chaplain at Mission Australia, one of the largest Christian Not for Profit organisations in our nation. Paul leads a team of chaplains as part of Mission Australia’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to this Paul was the Lead Pastor at Citylife Church, Knox, a large non-denominational church in Melbourne. Paul was also Director of Youth Alive, Victoria. Paul is married to Helen and they have three children, Joshua, Katelyn and Thomas.
Paul Saber was Senior Vice President, USA Corporate Division of McDonald’s from 2001- 2003 and served on the Board of Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, as well as Serving as Chairman of the National Leadership Council of all McDonald’s operators, where he restructured the National Operator Advisory Board to become more collaborative, working with the McDonald Corporation Chairman and President in the US.
Paul serves on the Board of Directors of Horizon Christian Fellowship, Rancho Santa Fe, CA; Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, CA; Samaritan’s Purse, Boone, NC; The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Charlotte, NC. He also serves on the BGEA/SP Affiliate Office Boards of Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK. .
Paul and his wife Dianne have two children.