“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

who we are

Many of those we are linked to are people who have been trained and work within the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Sydney. However, many are not, and we welcome contact with all who share our evangelical beliefs. At this time we have links with men and women in other states of Australia, para-church organisations, some churches outside Australia, and a number of Protestant denominations including Baptists, Presbyterians and independent churches.We take an evangelical view of the Bible and are united in the belief that we are justified and adopted as God’s children solely by the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus, who is our only God, Lord and Saviour.
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In addition you will find a number of anonymous accounts of gospel workers within churches and para-church organisations. Those accounts which largely formed the initial impetus for the formation of GWAG. All written accounts have been vouched for by at least two and usually more members of GWAG committee.

You will also find practical advice for what to do in situations where you are experiencing unfair treatment, or where you are aware that such treatment is going on. Some advice is specific to a local situation; in particular any legal advice here although it has been provided by legal professionals should not be solely relied upon, but must be checked against the advice your own legal professional


The GWAG upholds the fundamental truths of the Christian faith, including:
  • The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity since the fall, rendering men and women subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the virgin Mary.
  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
  • The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  • The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

THE committee

Michael Terceiro
Michael is a commercial lawyer who specialises in competition and consumer law. He has run his own law firm for the last twelve years. He previously worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for fifteen years in a variety of roles. Michael has also completed the Intermediate Theology Certificate through Moore College. Michael attends the New Life Christian Church in Blacktown, where he serves as the Session Clerk. Prior to attending New Life Michael attended various Presbyterian Churches.  Michael is also a Director/Company Secretary of Tyndale Christian School. Michael sees his legal ministry as being focused on assisting Christian organisations to comply with relevant secular laws.
Blair Courtney-O'connor
Blair is passionate about the Lord Jesus Christ and wants to see many people come to know him as their Lord and Saviour too. He has worked in a variety of gospel worker roles telling people about Jesus. Some of those roles were painful and difficult. He now wants to use his knowledge and experience to help other gospel workers so they are able to have a long and fruitful ministry. Blair now works in the corporate world and can draw upon industry best practice to help churches and ministers know how to treat their gospel workers better.
Gordon Cheng
Gordon is an ordained Anglican minister who serves as an assistant at St Barnabas East Roseville, and an editor and writer at CMS, the Church Missionary Society. He is married to Fiona and they have three adult (or nearly adult) daughters.
Mike Doyle
Mike loves Jesus, his wife, and 4 kids. He enjoys spending time outdoors enjoying God’s good creation, including camping, fishing and running marathons (generally slowly). Mike is the Pastor of St James Berala Anglican Church and is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and fighting injustice.
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