40 Stories Leadership Team
Peter Walker – Aboriginal Christian Elder
Peter has been involved in ministry for the past 37 years and was a Pastor with the Redfern Indigenous Church for 10 years.
He is the founder of ‘Australian Indigenous Christian Ministries Ltd’, which licenses and ordains men and women into ministry, conducts leadership training seminars and workshops, evangelism, church management, family counseling and drugs and alcohol awareness counseling skills. He is also the founder of ‘Praise Corroborree’ and the ‘National Synergy of Prayer Network’. Peter is an active member of the Australian Pentecostal Ministers’ Fellowship and a member of The Christian Democratic Party.
Peter and Maria have been married for 49 years and have four daughters.
Roy Funu – South Pacific Christian Elder
Roy is a Solomon Islander missionary serving God in Australia for 26 years. He established an ‘IHOP-Linking the Islands’ as a Prayer-Hub for the five Melanesian nations namely; Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu to partner with the two bigger nations Australia & New Zealand. Roy hopes to establish and launch national Houses of Prayer in each of those nations. ‘Solomon Islands House of Prayer’ was the first one launched in July 2013 in Honiara. Roy is now researching into establishing a ‘Melanesian Centre for World Missions’ in Brisbane.
Warwick Vincent lives in Boronia with his wife and sons. A trained high school teacher, he spent 11 years training and mentoring youth pastors nationally. Warwick has been making films for 15 years for mission organisations around Australia. He also loves to make films that share the stories that are written in people’s lives, especially revealing the character and activity of God. Warwick produced 25 of the first ’40 Stories’ films of Indigenous Christians. Since 2013, He has enjoyed teaching film-making and discipleship at Nungalinya College, NT, with Aboriginal adults from remote communities.
Sara loves people and has a gift for revealing and nurturing the true story inside their hearts. She has a background in Professional Writing, Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Relations and through her work has been privileged to meet, interview and profile a wide range of people, including well-known athletes, academics and authors. Sara is passionate about reflecting God’s goodness through the stories that she writes. A trained primary school teacher, Sara is actively involved in children’s ministry at her local church. She has also been involved in outreach programs to children and families from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds.
Sue Tinworth’s great joy is to love God and be loved by God. Sue loves being able to serve as a watchman across Australia – and The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit, and to pray for Australia’s Federal Parliament and other governments, with other watchmen.
She connects people into our loving Father’s family and as His church locally across Melbourne and nationally. Her heart is turned to emergent Australian leaders – especially prayer, prophetic and evangelistic leaders – including Next Gen and Indigenous leaders. Sue coordinates PIPES: Partners In Prayer & Evangelism www.PartnersinPrayer.org.au which equips and links people in local & national prayer & evangelism. 40 Stories began as an initiative of PIPES.