andrew-petersDr Andrew Peters

CEO / Partner

Cert IV Wk Train & Assess, B.Theol, M.A. (Theol), PhD, FAIM

Andrew has had experience in the areas of youth ministry, evangelism, community care, pastoral ministry, leadership and teaching. Andrew began his ministry as an evangelist, in the mid-seventies, as Director of Evangelism for Teen Challenge, in Kings Cross. He continues to preach on the cutting edge of youth ministry and evangelism today.

In the area of pastoral ministry, he has ministered in various leadership capacities in the Anglican Church, including being a member of Bishop-in-Council, and a Rector/Senior Pastor for over twenty years. He became Ministry Development Pastor of Garden City Christian Church, Brisbane (now Hillsong Church, Brisbane Campus) at the turn of the millennium and worked extensively in the area of the mobilization and development of lay ministry in the Church.

In recent years he has been engaged in the area of training and teaching. He has served as Lecturer and Head of the Faculty of Ministry Formation for Southern Cross Bible College (Richmond), as well as Principal of Garden City College of Ministries and College of Arts. He has experience in the area of accreditation and management of both TAFE level and University level Ministry Training Colleges, as well as in the education and training of pastors, missionaries, performing artists and lay ministers.

Andrew is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He currently shares his time between: being the Senior Pastor (Rector) of St Jude’s Anglican Church at Everton Park, which includes coordinating and supervising Beacon Counseling Ministry and the building of a new church complex in the northern corridor of Brisbane; and consultancy work in the area of leadership development and strategy for organizations, colleges and churches in Brisbane and Sydney. In 2011 he completed his doctoral studies with the Australian Catholic University, where he graduated with his PhD entitled “The Effect of the Emerging Paradigm of Diversity on the Church and its Leadership”.

He is the author of a number of books including Holiness Without the Law, Maximising People for Ministry, To Know Him: A Christian Discipleship Book and Breaching Negativity: The Realising of Hope.

Lynette Peters


Cert IV Wk Train & Assess, M. Music (QUT), VQAT

Lynette has had extensive experience in the area of music and worship, having over 20 years experience as a music pastor, establishing and developing bands and worship teams in a number of churches. She plays the flute and keyboard and is a trained musician with 25 years teaching experience in both instrumental music and theory. Lynette works on the cutting edge of new paradigm ministry and draws forth the skills and abilities of worship leaders and musicians. Lynette was the Assistant Director of Garden City College of Arts and was instrumental in its establishment, accreditation of its courses and the development of its staff and students. Lynette is currently the Creative Arts Director at St Jude’s Anglican Church, Everton Park, where she has been growing the various bands as well as developing the areas of drama, dance and music in the life of the church. Lynette has a Master of Music from Queensland University of Technology, with a project in the area of performance anxiety.

Lynette Peters – patterns in quilting and embroidery

Lynette’s love of anything with needle and thread began in her early childhood. She takes every opportunity to sew. She began quilting in 1979; picking up the skill of paper-piercing she began with a hexagon quilt, cutting all her own papers. Her training became with Deborah Brearly in 1988 and she became a qualified teacher in Melbourne in 1990s. Through her teaching, she began designing patterns for her classes leading to her own business and published designs. She has published a number of quilt patterns over the last through years through publications such as “Delightful Country Threads”. A craft all-rounder, she has also worked professionally as a knitter, as well as in patchwork shops, both behind the counter and as a teacher. Lynette is as passionate about teaching as she is about sewing. “I love enabling people to create something and see the joy they get from making something uniquely their own”.

We will uploading a number of her patterns over the next couple of months for purchase and use.

Lynette is the author of The Engaging Musician: A Manual for Performance.