Pastor Richard and his wife Lesley have been married for over 45 years. Together they have six adult children and eight beautiful grandchildren. Richard has served in ministry for over 45 years, pastoring his first congregation in Zimbabwe in 1974 . Since moving to Australia in 1981, Richard has pastored several congregations in the Newcastle area and accepted the role of Pastor at Church 4 Life in 1994. Over this time the church has served the community in many ways with church plants and outreaches impacting hundreds of people, showing the love of Christ and creates the opportunity for people to be discipled and active in their faith.
Richard’s greatest desire is that his life would be used to share God’s love, truth and the freedom that comes from knowing Jesus with every person he encounters.
Pastor Ba is the lead music minister and a missionary for Church 4 Life. After committing her life to Jesus as a young child her heart for God and evangelism consistently grew. She has served the church for many years, leading the music team, preaching, running bible studies, camps, and evangelism training for youth and young adults. She has also connected with many churches both locally and overseas, preaching and ministering through the arts. She shares the love of Jesus both on independent trips and taking teams with her to places including tours around regional New South Wales, to El Salvador in South America, South Africa, Phillipines, Hong Kong, India and Fiji.
Pastor Ba is also part of Retro Cristo, ministering with the band online, at music festivals and events, praying for people and sharing their knowledge and love for God everywhere they go.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Peace, purpose and hope in life come from knowing the Light of the World.
Light brings hope. It helps us see clearly. It brings warmth and freedom. Light chases darkness away.
It exposes evil. Light creates direction and purpose. Light brings life!
Natural light and spiritual light work in the same way. When we admit we’ve done wrong things and lived our own sinful way; when we make the decision to believe in Jesus, ask His forgiveness, and turn to follow Him, we step out of darkness and into His glorious light! He makes us a new creation and gives us life to the full. We are born spiritually.
If you would like to step into the Light today, please pray the following prayer out loud. If you mean it with all your heart, that’s what Jesus will respond to:
“Father in Heaven, today I recognize I need to put things right with You. I admit I have been living my own sinful way, and I ask Your forgiveness for this. I turn away from every form of evil and every power of darkness in my life right now.
I believe in You Jesus, that You alone are God, that You died in my place, rose to life again, and now offer me eternal life. I choose to believe in and follow You for the rest of my life.
Thank You for being the Lord and Light of my life from now on. I ask You to fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me keep to this decision. Thank You for the future and hope I have in You. I pray these things in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
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May God bless you richly as you start walking in His glorious Light!