Kingdom Advancers Business Summit 2020 Speakers
Peter Irvine, Kingdom Momentum
Peter has more than 50 years of experience in business at a high profile management level. In 1996 Peter, with his business partner, established the Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise in Australia. Having sold the business in 2014, Peter now speaks worldwide, providing tools, encouragement, advice and expertise to business people at a variety of Church and non-Church events. Peter Irvine is also the author of ‘Win In Business’ -20 keys to catapult you towards your vision and more recently, ‘Building your Business, your People, your Life.’
Peter Daniels, Peter J Daniels Consultancy
Peter J. Daniels is a well-known and respected Australian Christian international business statesman of substance. He came from a disadvantaged background, and his early years were plagued by illiteracy and ignorance. He came to Christ on May 25, 1959, at a Billy Graham Crusade in Adelaide, South Australia. In spite of numerous disadvantages, he built a large real estate business in Australia, with Southeast Asian connections. He has served on international boards covering the four corners of the globe and has been deeply involved in Christian outreach throughout the world for more than 46 years. He has conducted free of charge over 1,000 seminars in churches in many parts of the world.
Dave Hodgson, Paladin Corporation
Dave Hodgson founded Paladin Corporation in 2001. Since then Paladin has grown into a group of 32 companies and trusts valued in excess of $1.2 billion. Dave freely admits this was achieved by doing “God’s Will, Gods Way” in the marketplace, and has taught thousands of business people to do the same. Dave is a world leader in applied Biblical Economics and has pioneered many of the groundbreaking strategies which are being emulated around the world by marketplace ministers, coaches, mentors, and authors. Dave has developed macro-economic initiatives to eliminate the social distress created by the culture of greed and self-centredness which drives the marketplace and he has designed and implemented the courses and strategies which Kingdom Investors is rolling out on every continent with a view to reaching tipping points for cultural change in our cities and countries. Lecturing at business conferences, universities, economic summits, for governments, media, and of course churches, Dave’s assignment is to create the world’s first modern-day Sheep Nations (Matt 25) whereby we literally bring the Kingdom of God into the marketplace and create a better world for all.
Steve Green, Hobby Lobby
Steve Green became President of Hobby Lobby in 2004 and has helped his family grow the business to more than 900 stores in 46 states with over 43,000 employees. He is a national speaker on both business and philanthropy interests, always focusing on how his faith intersects with his life endeavors. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary recognized his impact in these overlapping life arenas with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2013 and in 2015, Mid-America Christian University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Biblical Literature. Green and his wife, Jackie, have been married for more than 30 years and reside in Oklahoma City, where Hobby Lobby is headquartered. Their family includes a son, five daughters, a daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren. They are actively involved in their local church, as well as with many national and international Christian ministries and charities.
Wez Hone - Business Greenhouse
Wez Hone is passionate about educating and motivating Christians in business. He has invested nearly a decade helping thousands build more profitable and more influential businesses – of all shapes and sizes. Wez has worked with companies with a market capitalisation of 1 Billion dollars right down to start-ups. He specialises in creating a large amount of change in a small amount of time. Wez is also the Author of Supernatural Business & Supernatural Thinking.
Wayne Knapman, God TV & Instal-life
Wayne Knapman is a Media Missionary passionate about the Great Commission. Married to Anne-Katrin they have three children; Jakob, Zoe & Solly. Wayne & Anne-Katrin established Instal-Life in 2005 to help people get Christian TV and to raise money for missions. Today Instal-Life is the largest installer of Christian TV having served over 40,000 viewers across Australia & New Zealand. Instal-Life’s profits fund missions work. They have installed GOD TV into 20 prisons in every cell, provided free installations to numerous Christian Rehab Centres, Remote Indigenous Communities, and they currently fund 100 missionaries. In 2009, Wayne became the GOD TV Regional Director launching the regional office. He and the small team minister to the viewers, source local content and has regularly appeared on GOD TV representing our region. GOD TV can be viewed by over 300 million connected homes across the globe.
Joyce Khoo, JK Lawyers
Joyce Khoo is the Principal at JK Lawyers, a medium sized law firm in Notting Hill Victoria, with experience in commercial, family, property, migration and estate planning. She is a board member of several organisations, an author, and a speaker both locally and overseas. She lives in Mordialloc Victoria with husband Kenny and 2 sons Daniel and Joshua, and loves to ride her motorbike, ski and sail when time makes space for her.
Alex Cook, Wealth With Purpose
Alex Cook is the CEO & Founder of Wealth with Purpose, an organisation that equips Christians to honour God with their finances, by teaching them sound financial planning skills based on the wisdom of the Bible. Alex is passionate about helping Christians ensure that their financial house is in order so that they can fulfil the purposes for which God has called them.
Tony Gattari, Achievers Group
Known as a 'doer', Tony is also a powerful business speaker and keynote speaker who has educated thousands of business owners around the world. He is author of "Business Success " and co-author of "Pillars of Business Success" and "Marketing success" and has contributed as a key author to "Secrets of Tops Sales Professionals Exposed " and "Secrets of Marketing experts exposed" and has articles read by over 200,000 people every month. He has also starred in a number of business training products and has also created and presented a business building program on Pay TV. As a keynote speaker, Tony loves to inspire with his principles of business and personal success.
Jordan Mullen, Thrive Digital
Jordan Mullen is an Australian digital growth strategist and founder of Thrive Digital Marketing. He has worked with 100's of companies in delivering cost effective, ROI driven digital marketing campaigns. He has experience across a range of industries & markets. From working with local tradespeople to high growth ASX listed companies, Jordan's experience will help any Australian business thrive in the new digital economy. Jordan has also worked with NGOs such as Vision Christian Media, Bible League, Alpha, Youth For Christ, Halftime Australia & the Australian Institute of Family counselling. Jordan helps NGOs to increase their impact and raise funds for their cause.
Melissa Ahlquist, Little Biz
The Founder of Little Biz, Melissa Ahlquist, is an ideas person who is passionate about establishing and growing small businesses. She runs her own small businesses and has extensive experience in administration, book keeping, data entry and graphic design. When Melissa isn’t dreaming up new product and business ideas, she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying their hobby farm, baking and reading. She also has a special interest in making a difference in the world – by feeding the hungry, protecting the vulnerable and inspiring people to be all they can be.
Rueben Sarvananthan, Capture Your Purpose
Rueben is the founder of Capture Your Purpose, an entrepreneurial business hub, and vice president of Project 61 International Inc, an NGO that lifts individuals and communities out of poverty through God dependency and self sufficiency. He is also an author of three books and an international speaker. Evangelism and discipleship with signs and wonders following is a pertinent passion and calling for Rueben and his family. His purpose is reconciling man to God. He has established local and home churches (training, equipping and releasing centres) in Australia, Africa and Asia.
Gez Perez, Gez Perez Thrive
Gez started preaching at the age of 15 and became a motivational speaker three years after with over 10 years of ministry experience. A Master Coach through life & leadership and a Certified Professional through Emotional Intelligence and HBDI. Gez has spoken locally and internationally and featured in various media platforms. Gez’s passion and mission is to equip professionals with savvy automated business tools that scale for success to make an impact through purpose and influence. Gez Perez is also the author of ‘Motivation without the Hype’ including three digital products ‘Empower your Brand Authority’, ‘Side Hustle Mastery’ and ‘How to Become an Influencer in any Industry’
Peter Adcock, Greater West for Christ
Co-Founder of Greater West for Christ, a Regional Ministry of the Baptist Union of NSW/ACT, which is focused on suburban transformation in Greater Western Sydney through 100 healthy churches Co-Founder and Trustee of GWFC Trust, which creates businesses and social enterprises to resource and empower local Churches. Businesses include. GW Landscapes, GW Finance, GW Childcare, GW Coffee, GW Funerals, GWFC Chaplaincy, and AW Nursery. Group Manager of Hope Employment (BaptistCare), which provides employment pathways for the disadvantaged, in partnership with local Churches. Vice Chair Morling College, which equips and shapes Christ-centered followers to impact the world. Peter is a social innovator with a proven track record of strategizing and delivering major change initiatives, helping individuals and organizations discover and implement God's will. Aligning corporate expertise and the local Church to transform lives and suburbs through the love of Jesus.
Paul Robertson, The Prophetic Coach
Paul is the founder of The Prophetic Coach. He is an itinerate minister and life coach. Paul draws on his vast range of leadership and management experience in order to bring clarity, impact and direction to businesses, ministries and individuals' lives. He has gained leadership experience and skills through serving in the Australian Army, managing at a state level in the fitness industry and also managing one of Australia's leading health retreats. Paul has a passion to equip people to discover and walk in alignment with God's plan and purpose for their life. Paul is gifted in the prophetic and loves to equip and teach people to know and walk out their specific purpose here on earth.
Ted Boyce, Pacific Hills Christian School
Dr Ted Boyce is the Executive Principal of seven Christian Schools in NSW and President of Morling Education. His emphasis is always on allowing God’s truth from the Bible to be the informer of how we view all of life and it is his desire that Christian education should bring glory to God first and foremost, and through that, bring rich blessing to those who are served by Christian education, and to those who are in Christian education.
Michelle D'Souza, Seeds of Wisdom Coaching
Michelle started her career as an economist in India and the Middle East. In New Zealand, she converted her hobbies into a career and became an award-winning creative director. Michelle also uses her creative gifts to sow back into the Kingdom through self-funded mission trips. Michelle is a certified John Maxwell Leadership trainer, speaker and coach. Passionate about developing transformational leaders, Michelle started Seeds Of Wisdom Coaching Services. Her ultimate goal is to help End Modern Day Slavery by starting up a creative school/home for survivors of domestic violence/sex trafficking in India.
Phil Colley, Destiny Strategies
Property Developer Entrepreneur & Prophetic Minister For over 20 years Phil has walked in an Entrepreneurial Spirit experiencing the blessing and favour of God in business and ministry. His passion is to help others to understand and walk in the Ways of God, helping them fullness what God has for them. Phil loves to share relevant prophetic strategies for the times we live in, bringing wisdom and success to those who have a desire and call to business and greater faith.
Sarah Reimann, Business Strategist
Sarah Reimann is a business strategist and financial expert. She is also a professional speaker and small business trainer. As a qualified accountant, with 15 years’ experience in the tax accounting industry, she managed a small accounting firm for 12 years. Sarah has a rare combination of real-world experience and technical knowledge. Sarah is passionate about helping small business owners thrive and have financial and time freedom. She teaches them to run their business efficiently, instead of their business running them.
John Gagliardi, Haggai Institute
Having started life in TV and newspapers, John moved into the field of political lobbying where he advised Governments (including a Prime Minister) and large corporations. He ran a multi national company in Singapore, and has spoken to large groups across the world. John founded the Australian Christian Lobby, Christian Heritage College and now runs Haggai International in Australia.
Graeme Blaiklock, Australian Opal Cutters
Graeme is the contented grandfather of seven grandchildren from two sons - Jason and Adam. He is the Chairman and equal shareholder of Australian Opal Cutters and Australian Pearl Divers which is managed by his son Jason the CEO. As the founding chairman of the broadcast charity Leading The Way Australia with Dr Michael Youssef and now a Director, and also on the Board of Help The Persecuted managed by Joshua Youssef. Graeme’s newest exciting venture is as a trainee broadcaster with Rhema 94.9 Central Coast, Erina.
Lucas Nicotra, Sticks Production
Lucas Nicotra started making videos from the age of 14. Shooting wedding films, creating videos for church and his dad’s business. After graduating film school in 2014, Lucas became the leader of his church’s TV team which produces a 30 minute program that airs on Australian Christian Channel and GOD TV. Lucas has written & directed 16 short films accumulating millions of views on YouTube. He started a production company called ‘Sticks Productions’ in 2017 to help businesses grow using the power of video. Since then Sticks Productions has helped many businesses go to the next level, gaining more customers, build their brand and take back their time.
Fideliz Cruz, Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Academy
Fideliz is a Christian life and business coach who is passionate in empowering women to pursue their God-given calling. Using their gifts and talents to build a business & life that honours God, nourishes their family and gives back to their community. Fideliz is an award winning coach (International Coach of The Year Award 2018-2019) and is the founder of Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Academy - A sisterhood community focused on loving God by serving people through our business platforms and cultivating courageous faith as we take steps towards our God-given Vision. The KWE Community aims to connect, encourage & equip women through Christian mentorship, devotional resources and business tools to empower them in this kingdom entrepreneur journey.
Matthew Yao, University of Greatness
Matthew Yao is an entrepreneur building the world's first online learning platform dedicated to teaching entrepreneurial and 21st century skills through mentorship. As a businessman, he has taken an interest in numerous projects across a variety of sectors including real estate, hospitality, social enterprises, education technology, rare jewelry, and watches. At only 21 years old, Matthew has had the privilege to know and learn from some of the world's most influential businesspeople, high level entrepreneurs, multi-billionaires, and CEOs, some who count as his personal mentors. Following his love for education, he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Melbourne. Matthew spends his time in between Singapore, Australia, and America.
John Dingemanse, CBM Sustainability Group
John is a business and social entrepreneur and has founded and developed numerous startup companies and major development projects, each of which are Purpose led to help facilitate and finance Kingdom ministry and deliver social benefit. John is also part of the Leadership Team of Kingdom Investors (KI) and supports Dave Hodgson, the Founder of KI, in delivering this fast growing Christian business ministry in Australia.
John Drury, Business Mentor
Since 2010 John has worked as a Mentor to business owners with teams. His ‘whole of life’ approach enables busy high achievers to better integrate work with all that is important in their lives. His book ‘INTEGRATE’ was published in 2016 John founded and grew a church to over 1000 members over 24 years. And as GM of a small business for 2 years he grew it significantly during the GFC. John is married to Jo, is father to 3 amazing daughters and a very proud 'Pop' to 7 beautiful grandchildren. He loves to be physically fit believing regular exercise is a key to both physical and mental health.
Victor Sampaio, Youth Church Planter
Born in Sao Paulo - Brazil, Victor is 27 years old and has been in Australia for the last 4 years. He is committed to live God’s calling and bring this new generation back to Jesus. Victor is particularly passionate about impacting all areas of society with God’s Kingdom values and leading people to experience a true transformation through the power of the Holy Spirt.
Shane Degen, Jesus Loves Australia
Shane is a son of God, husband to Amanda and father to eight children. As a pioneer, he started Schoolies for Jesus in 2009 and more recently Jesus Loves Australia. He has a heart to see Australia come back to Jesus and Christians come into a clearer revelation of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through the scriptures. To see God’s children ignited with their true identity and the inheritance that is available to them. Jesus Loves Australia exists to see cities transformed by the gospel love of Jesus, displayed at Calvary and fulfilled with an empty tomb.
Jarrod Amery, Amery Ag Pty Ltd
Jarrod Amery along with his wife Emma & 6 beautiful kids own & operate Amery Ag Pty Ltd, an innovative 2300 hectare farming operation in central west NSW. Jarrod produces wheat, canola & barley & managers around 4000 sheep. Jarrod is passionate about farming, faith, & family and seeing Gods kingdom advance here on earth.
Jeremy Mura, Design Co
Jeremy Mura is a brand identity designer and content creator from Sydney, Australia. He has been in the design industry for over 6 years now working for both small and big brands worldwide. He has worked for brand names such as American Express, Telstra and Macquarie Business School. He has over 1.2M+ Views on YouTube with over 280 videos uploaded, has taught over 33k+ Students on Skill share and has a following of 50k+ on Instagram.
Jason Blaiklock, Bible Movie App Producer
Jason Blaiklock is the producer of www.biblemovie.com.au a Free App (You can Download the app through Apple or Android) that provides a word-for-word movie-bible-book of all 66 books of the Bible in 12 languages. This is the first production of its kind and has had 100,000+ downloads, 1+ million views. The app is a "mashup" which re-edited 10,000 film clips from movies throughout history...with original content such as: Psalms 2 Psalm 3 Titus Job Ecclesiastes Joel and plan to re-shoot the book of Job as a feature film in late 2021.
Andrew Leimgruber, MON Natural Foods
Andrew and Rachael with their 4 beautiful children got involved in purchasing an old bottling plant on a NSW-Vic border town called Barooga NSW, Mon Natural Foods originally established in 1899, was purchased with 2 other Christian partners in 2012. Andrew comes from an automation packaging engineering background, designing, and maintaining packaging line in the greater Sydney area before settling down in Barooga. Mon Natural Foods is a fully Australian owned and is a major employer in the community with a long-term vision to expand with Kingdom values. Andrew has recently joined onto the board for Jesus Loves Australia and has a keen interest to see the supernatural blessing flow with those who have been redeemed and call Jesus Christ their Lord.
John Wickham, Flow Growth
John’s 25 years of experience in driving business growth, transformation & actionable strategy sees him deliver rare perspective & results. His experience in business model innovation and shaping franchise models, often in the midst of challenging times, positions him as a leader in his field. His passion and commitment to driving growth through franchising sees him navigating ventures, across many categories, on a journey of growth and expansion. John is married to Rebecca, with four sons & one daughter.
Mathew Avadiar, Kingdom Business Network
Mathew is semi-retired and was an entrepreneur for over 35 years. His prior experiences include senior management roles with companies in UK and South East Asia. Mathew is a speaker, trainer, and coach in entrepreneurship and biblical wealth creation. He also travels to many nations for evangelism, preaching and teaching the word of God. Mathew is the founder of Kingdom Business Network (www.kingdombusiness.network), a platform to serve and empower Christians in the marketplace to grow their business/profession through good stewardship for Kingdom purpose. Mathew’s passion is to build capacity in others so that they can disciple and bless others.
Michael Chetelat, The Christian Business Network
Michael Chetelat is the founder and president of The Christian Business Network. Membership has now surpassed thousands of members in over 100 countries on six continents. Prior to this, he established and launched five other small businesses including a technology consulting company (SYNERGETEC) and a web development company (WebMeisters). Michael has many years of real-world experience in business start-ups and organizational management entailing business modeling, strategic planning, information technology, organizational development, people and project management, website development, social media strategies, marketing strategies, and much more. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International University, Columbia, SC.