Col Stringer will be our very special guest on Sunday 25th August 2019 at our 9.30am service.
Col Stringer is the son of a professional hunter, born in the rugged desert country of Australia. During his life in the Northern Territory Col was awarded the Mariner Fishing Writer of the Year award (Australia) (1979), won a Swedish Gold Medal for a world record shark capture, and was featured in two outdoor documentary films for Australian and American television. Col also successfully hosted his own outdoor and fishing television program for four years and has written 10 books on fishing, hunting and wildlife. His book about a true story of a giant rogue crocodile has become a best seller. His business ‘Fishing and Outdoor World’ was hugely successful, leading to improvement in wildlife safari and wildlife photography.
Col pastored in Darwin before being invited to the USA (1979) travelling and speaking. He then pastored a church in California, returning to Australia in 1982. They took over a struggling church that blossomed into the largest church in the state of the Northern Territory. The church, under the Stringer’s leadership, hosted such internationally known ministries as Kenneth Copeland, Dr Jerry Savelle, singer Cliff Richards. Several struggling business people have become multi-millionaires using principles gained from the Stringer’s Bible teachings on goals, dreams, overcoming against the odds etc.
Pastor Crocodile Dundee
The Stringers are in great demand to speak at churches and conventions in many countries. Col’s unique background of wildlife and humour have won for him the title of “Pastor Crocodile Dundee”. He is the successful author of 10 hunting/fishing and over 20 Christian books, with total sales of 300,000. The thrust of their ministry covers the home/marriage, leadership, renewing the mind, and is available for corporate and sporting clubs.
Books Listed in the Top 100 Favourite Books of all time.
Today Col and Jan are being used powerfully to touch their homeland of Australia. Col’s best selling books “800 Horsemen who changed the world”, “Discovering Australia’s Christian Heritage” and “Fighting McKenzie-Anzac Chaplain” and his hard cover book on eagles have proved extremely popular. Fifteen thousand Australians voted in the 2004 Australian Broadcasting Commissions “100 Favourite Books Of All Time” and Col’s books were listed as number 12 and 29, beating such favourites as one of the Harry Potter books, Wuthering Heights, War and Peace and Gone With the Wind. This honour saw Col listed as the third most popular Australian author.
Col is being used in a powerful way to touch his own nation of Australia, with invitations coming from not only churches but also government officials and schools. He has spoken at The Great Hall in Federal Parliament, Parliament House Brisbane and Parliament House in Sydney. In 2003 Col was nominated (twice) for the honour of Australian Of The Year. Col’s daily radio segments ‘Australia’s Heros of Faith’ are heard right around the nation on over 200 radio stations. In 2004 an American University conferred a Doctorate upon Col for his research and writings.
The Stringers today travel extensively speaking throughout much of the world. Col has spoken for such well known ministries as Kenneth Hagin at Rhema USA, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, etc. He serves on many ministry boards as well as being Australian President of the International Convention of Faith Ministries International. Over fifty ministers in different nations relate to Col and Jan as their pastors.