REV ROD JAMES
Rod James began his working life as a farmer and shearer. After hearing God's call he became a Methodist and then Uniting Church minister and served for 25 years as a parish minister in Port Lincoln, Ardrossan, Coromandel Valley and Port Augusta in South Australia. In 2000 he began an itinerant ministry visiting, encouraging and resourcing congregations and leaders in all states of Australia. During these latter years, Rod has visited about 200 congregations around Australia. Part of the ministry God has given him is to write topical leaflets and booklets which are accessible to ordinary people. He has distributed hundreds of thousands of these on themes such as evangelism, family relationships, worship and congregational renewal. Rod has been a strong advocate of traditional marriage and family. He was a member of the National Council of ACC for ten years and was National Secretary for the last three. Rod is married to Shirley, and they have four married children and ten grandchildren.