Name: Apostle Sharmaine Meek
Place of Residence: Ocean Grove, VIC
Tribe/Language: Taungurung and Wurundjeri people
After a life of dysfunction and addiction, Apostle Sharmaine Meek’s world was radically transformed when she heard the audible voice of God at 37 years of age.
“When He intervenes in your life, there’s a purpose for that,” said Sharmaine. “I was on methadone for a while and then He supernaturally set me free. He supernaturally healed my nervous system from the effects of the narcotics. I went through massive healings.”
“I’ve always said to God, ‘I want to make you famous. I don’t want to be famous. I want the world to know you. Send me around the world so I can tell people who you are and what you can do for them.’ The journey has been exhilarating for me, even in the difficult times,” she said.
Sharmaine and her husband Apostle Alexander Meek have travelled extensively ministering to many nations throughout Asia, Europe and North America. They are now Senior Pastors at River of Life Congregation in Ocean Grove, Victoria.
“I’m still under construction. The ministry is under construction, but Alex and I have an agreement, if our ministry doesn’t change people’s lives, we quit. Well, people’s lives are still being changed.”
Sharmaine’s ancestors are from the Taungurung and Wurundjeri tribes and she is coming to understand her Indigenous heritage. The Wurundjeri people lived on the lands in and around the Yarra River and Maribyrnong watershed in Victoria. The Taungurung tribes lived on lands on the east side of the Campaspe River in Victoria.
“It’s wonderful to see the heritage, and to understand me, because I love the water. I always gravitate towards water. Even the name of the church is called River of Life. I’ve always loved nature. It’s in the blood. I’ve got to get outside. I just get this wandering. I can’t be locked up in a house too long. That’s part of my heritage,” said Sharmaine.
“There’s a great plan ahead for the Indigenous people. I do believe there’s going to be a raising up of the apostles and prophets, and some of them are going to come out of the Indigenous people,” she said.
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