Leadership

Rev Dr John McElroy

Australian National Convenor

John is the Australian Convenor of ACAL, the senior minister of Churchlands Christian Fellowship in Balcatta WA and the director of the Southern Cross Association of Churches.

He and his wife Alaine have lived in Perth, Western Australia for 34 years. Originally from the United States, he began ministry in Iowa in 1974 in the Presbyterian Church and was ordained in 1978. After moving to Perth in 1981, he served in the Uniting Church for 13 years, then in the Vineyard Movement for four years serving as regional overseer of WA and SA. For the past 16 years, John has been the founding director of an apostolic network called the Southern Cross Association of Churches. Southern Cross includes 100 ministries across Australia and has a presence in 28 nations. John is the author of a book entitled Passing on the Baton. The book discusses the fulfillment of Malachi 4:5 & 6 and the importance of spiritual fathers and mothers building into younger men and women.

What is the role of the Australian Convening Apostle? (By John P. Kelly, ICAL Convening Apostle)

Our Australian Convenor encourages, serves and communicates what is happening in our coalition with the rest of the ICAL membership. He does this by travelling to various states in person and updating the ACAL website. He also serves on the International Council of International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL) alongside all Convening Apostles around the world. He represents the ACAL to the council. This is a difficult and time consuming task that requires an extra ministry load serving the apostles of Australia while still fulfilling his ministry obligations. He receives our love, support and prayers, so that the team of apostles are not only establishing strong national coalitions, but a vibrant regional identity as well.

Rev Dr John McElroy

Australian National Convenor

John is the Australian Convenor of ACAL, the senior minister of Churchlands Christian Fellowship in Balcatta WA and the director of the Southern Cross Association of Churches.

He and his wife Alaine have lived in Perth, Western Australia for 34 years. Originally from the United States, he began ministry in Iowa in 1974 in the Presbyterian Church and was ordained in 1978. After moving to Perth in 1981, he served in the Uniting Church for 13 years, then in the Vineyard Movement for four years serving as regional overseer of WA and SA. For the past 16 years, John has been the founding director of an apostolic network called the Southern Cross Association of Churches. Southern Cross includes 100 ministries across Australia and has a presence in 28 nations. John is the author of a book entitled Passing on the Baton. The book discusses the fulfillment of Malachi 4:5 & 6 and the importance of spiritual fathers and mothers building into younger men and women.

What is the role of the Australian Convening Apostle? (By John P. Kelly, ICAL Convening Apostle)

Our Australian Convenor encourages, serves and communicates what is happening in our coalition with the rest of the ICAL membership. He does this by travelling to various states in person and updating the ACAL website. He also serves on the International Council of International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL) alongside all Convening Apostles around the world. He represents the ACAL to the council. This is a difficult and time consuming task that requires an extra ministry load serving the apostles of Australia while still fulfilling his ministry obligations. He receives our love, support and prayers, so that the team of apostles are not only establishing strong national coalitions, but a vibrant regional identity as well.