Our Brief History

  Our Brief History  
The Australian Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ACAL) is affiliated with the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL).

ICAL was birthed in Singapore in 1999 by a group of apostles who discussed how God could use the combined efforts of global apostolic leaders to advance the Kingdom of God more rapidly and effectively.

During the discussion, John P. Kelly was asked to assume leadership as Presiding Apostle for the new coalition and establish an office in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was directed to organise a council and begin inviting apostles to join the ICAL fellowship network. The first Annual Meeting was held near Dallas, Texas in 2000.

The first Australian gathering of apostolic leaders took place in 2009 in Canberra when John Macknamara was installed as the first national convenor of the Australian Coalition. Since its inception, the Australian Coalition has met each year in Canberra and successfully linked apostolic leaders across the nation.  

In March 2015, John and Alaine McElroy from Perth were inducted as the new Australian National Convenors. Now our task is to establish ACAL’s presence and influence more strongly in each Australian state and territory. This will require seeking God, strengthening relationships, equipping leaders and developing strategies.
    How did the global ICAL movement begin?
  • The Australian Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ACAL) is part of the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL) which was conceived in Singapore in 1999 by a group of apostles who discussed how God could use the combined efforts of global apostolic leadership to advance the Kingdom of God more rapidly and effectively. Among the founding members were men and women from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Great Britain, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and USA.
     
    In order to accomplish the mission, establishing a communication centre would be essential. During the discussion, John P. Kelly was asked to assume leadership as Presiding Apostle for the new coalition and to establish an office in Fort Worth, Texas. He was directed to organize a council and to begin inviting apostles to join the ICAL fellowship network. The first Annual Meeting was held near Dallas, Texas in 2000.
     
    That year, John Kelly was directed by the Lord to ask C. Peter Wagner to assume the role of Presiding (Convening) Apostle. In 2001, ICAL moved into the offices of Global Harvest in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John Kelly continued to serve ICAL as the Ambassadorial Apostle, representing ICAL globally and conducting ICAL Regional Summits throughout the United States.
     
    In 2009, on the eve of his 80th birthday, C. Peter Wagner was directed by the Lord to ask John P. Kelly to again assume the role of Presiding (Convening) Apostle over ICAL. ICAL was transferred back to Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2010. With an official handing of the baton ceremony at the 2010 Annual November Gathering, Dr. Wagner became the Presiding Apostle Emeritus of ICAL and John P. Kelly the Convening Apostle.
     
    During the 2013 Annual Conference, the name was changed from International Coalition of Apostles (ICA) to International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL).
     
    The International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL) was conceived in Singapore in 1999 by a group of apostles that discussed how God could use the combined efforts of global apostolic leadership to advance the Kingdom of God more rapidly and effectively.
     
    In order to accomplish the mission, establishing a communication center would be essential. During the discussion, John P. Kelly was asked to assume leadership as Presiding Apostle for the new coalition and to establish an office in Fort Worth, Texas. He was directed to organize a council and to begin inviting apostles to join the ICAL fellowship network. The first Annual Meeting was held near Dallas, Texas in 2000.
     
    That year, John Kelly was directed by the Lord to ask C. Peter Wagner to assume the role of Presiding (Convening) Apostle. In 2001, ICAL moved into the offices of Global Harvest in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John Kelly continued to serve ICAL as the Ambassadorial Apostle, representing ICAL globally and conducting ICA LRegional Summits throughout the United States.
     
    In 2009, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Peter Wagner was directed by the Lord to ask John P. Kelly to again assume the role of Presiding (Convening) Apostle over ICAL. ICAL was transferred back to Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2010. With an official handing of the baton ceremony at the 2010 Annual November Gathering, Dr. Wagner became the Presiding Apostle Emeritus of ICAL and John P. Kelly the Convening Apostle.
     
    During the 2013 Annual Conference, the name was changed from International Coalition of Apostles (ICA) to International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders (ICAL).