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Our Ministry Team

Our ministry team is made up consists of Major Alan Laurens (Salvation Army) retired pastors Rod & Lyn Rowland, Mrs Margaret Metcalfe (Bill Subrisky ministries) Terry & Maddelana Bickerton, Pamela Goad and Ruth Bergen & Ruth McKeon

Kevin & Judy (Inner Sanctuary Ministries)

Kevin & Judy have been involved with worship ministry for over 20 years.

Kevin & Judy hold credentials with AFFCMI and were Victorian Directors of Psalmody International from 1998 until 2009. Psalmody Int. is headed up by Ps Tom Inglis and is a course taught all over the world on living a ‘Lifestyle of Worship.’ Judy has served as music director in several churches, conducted worship conferences and been a worship leader in Aglow International for over 20 years. Kevin was involved in a pastoral role for many years.

Kevin & Judy’s heart is for people to encounter the Presence of God in a powerful & tangible way. They commenced Worship nights in 2001 and since April 2008 became monthly Visitation Nights. These are interdenominational Spirit led meetings held at Brighton Church of Christ, Cnr Male & Wilson Sts Brighton at 7.30pm , the last Saturday of evey month from February to November.

The prime purpose of each Visitation Night is to worship and minister to the Heart of God. The meetings as they are lead by the Holy Spirit, are different every month and they often experience the weighty Presence of the Lord.

Kevin & Judy had the privilege of hosting international worship leader Terry MacAlmon in 2006 and again in 2012.

Retired Pastors Rod & Lyn Rowland

Rod and Lyn Rowland are currently working as “Pastors Emeritus” and have been with our team since 2008.

Rod Pastored at Fellowship in Christ for 20 years before retiring from the ministry in 2004.

He still produces and edits the long-running F.I.C. bi-monthly Newsletter.

Lyn achieved her degrees from the Melbourne Bible Institute and the Harvest Bible College and has served the Lord faithfully in various roles with the Frankston Assemblies of God until her marriage to Rod in 2007.

Mrs Margaret Metcalfe (Bill Subrisky ministries)

Margaret Metcalfe was born in Scotland but lived in New Zealand for 38 years before the Lord brought her to Australia in 1994. While living in New Zealand Margaret was a Counsellor for Bill Subritzky’s ‘Dove Ministries’ for over 20 years.

Margaret also was very active in Womens Aglow from 1978 serving on the local level and Auckland Area Board which had the oversight of 12 Aglows.

Margaret was on the leadership and Counsellor in her local church, a speaker in New Zeakand and United States.

Margaret is now a member of Kingston Salvation Army where she serves in several capacities as a Leader including Co-Ordinator of Prayer and Leader of the Prayer Ministry Team.”

Major Alan Laurens (Salvation Army)

Alan entered the Salvation Army Training College in 1958, Ordained and Commissioned in January 1959 and married Valma in 1962. Together they began a lifetime ministry that has included Pastoral (Corps), Social, Training College, Headquarters in both State and Territorial Administration, Hospital Chaplaincy, Military Chaplaincy, Aged Care, Public Relations and Red Shield Industries Administration, and Ministry to Retired Officers of the Salvation Army.

Having an experience of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and experiencing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is revealed through his ministry as a preacher and prophet voice to those who are ministered to in various churches and Christian organisations around Australia. Alan & Val have travelled extensively ministering in various parts of the world.

Alan is privileged to minister with the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, serves as an Adviser in Aglow International, is a member of the Victorian Council of Churches Executive Board and an associate of the Inner Sanctuary Ministries

Alan’s life desire is to see as many men and women and boys and girls come to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and to know the joy of the fullness of the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Daily he remembers many in his prayer time and his love for music and worship is increasing knowing the experience of the joy of the Lord being his strength.

Maddalena & Terry Bickerton

Terry and Maddalena Bickerton come to us with a background of 20 years of fellowship in the Churches of Christ. They have been with our team since 2005.

Maddalena has a unique and anointed ministry of Worship in Dance. Her offerings in dance have often led our praise right to the footstool of Heavens Throne.

Terry has a deep and meaningful insight into the word of God and has blessed our meetings many times as he has brought the Holy Scriptures to life.

Pam Goad

The Lord has done amazing works in Pam’s life and has got her through many hard places. Pam has served in the music team at her church for over 10 years, music secretary & church receptionist many years. Pam is on the committee of her local Algow International fellowship, lead Psalmody school of worship groups, Church Ladies Groups, Bible Studies & Intercessory Prayer group. Pam has been involved with Inner Sanctuary ministries for approximately 11 years and has been on the ministry team since 2008.


Ruth Bergen

Ruth and her husband Peter have been friends of Kevin and Judy for almost 30 years and have been involved in and supported Inner Sanctuary Ministries during this time.

Ruth is involved with a prophetic prayer team at business conferences and

intercession team for their church. Ruth also Co leads a bible study and plays keyboard , in church leadership and pastoral care.

                            Ruth McKeon 

Ruth has been involved in many areas of the Lord’s ministry for  many years leading and hosting ladies groups, bible                                                        studies & leadership. Ruth has a strong prophetic ministry and she shares the Lords Heart in a powerful way.