Vision & Mission
Jesus Loves Australia exists to see Australia come back to Jesus. We believe that through prayer, unity and evangelism we can turn our nation back to Jesus. For too long, the division in the Body of Christ has crippled our nation. Today, the census statistics would tell us that Australia is 52% Christian, when just over a hundred years ago it was 98%. Seeing unity restored to the Body and the Church working together for our nation, according to the Bible and History, has the power to reverse this decline..
From studying our history of times when God moved in a way that transformed cities, and by digging through scriptures for keys and then coupling these findings with what God is doing in the Earth today, we can unlock God’s strategies for seeing an outpouring of His Spirit and our cities and regions transformed by the gospel love of Jesus
Shane Degen, Founder & CEO
Shane has a passion for Jesus and the ones He died to save. His heart is for the lost and training the body in discipleship, evangelism and church planting. He has a fire to see the body come together to enter in to God’s glory and see revival transform communities and cities as the love of God transforms lives.
Shane is married to the beautiful Amanda and is blessed to have eight amazing children; Lachlan, Elijah, Noah, Gabriella, Moses, Evangeline, Abraham and Isaac.
Shane is on a mission travelling the world doing crusades, conferences, church-planting and training to see Jesus get His glory. He has a heart for the poor, broken and unreached. He believes that this is the time Jesus is revelaing Himself to the world through laid down lovers.
Shane was saved at the age of 25, in a jail cell and saw Jesus transform his life. He went to QUT and completed a Master of Engineering (Aerospace Avionics) in 2010. He has worked for Boeing as a research engineer and was completing his doctorate at ARCAA when God called him into the mission field. He was the founder of what became known as Schoolies for Jesus, in 2009. He moved to North India to be a missionary in 2015 and returned to Australia after that door closed. He started Jesus Loves Australia in 2017 with a vision and strategy to see a city transformed by the gospel love of God.
On Dec 1, 2018 a couple of thousand people gathered at ANZ Stadium to pray for our nation to turn back to Jesus. The vision was cast to see the stadium filled at some future date, as a stepping stone for unity and to unashamedly shine for Jesus in our city and nation. This gathering was the result of miraculous provision, doors opening and a dedicated team of water walkers. We believe it will be remembered as a turning point for the gospel in Australia because many lives received breakthrough through this event.