Carl was born in 1948 in rural Victoria, Australia and currently lives in Bairnsdale, Australia with his wife Karen. He grew up in a non-church background with no Biblical understanding of God. At the age of twenty, Carl made a decision that God and the church were irrelevant to his journey through life. In many ways his life was not unlike the prodigal son with very worldly living.
In 1990 at the age of 42, married for the second time, Carl and his wife Karen experienced a total business failure and complete financial loss. During this time they were given a book called, This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. From reading this book, Christianity made sense, and within 2-3 days God revealed Himself in a very real way to both Carl and Karen. The conversion to Christianity was a total commitment. However past baggage took them on a search for personal healing, cleansing, deliverance and a good discipleship course.
Their personal growth experiences from 1990 onwards were wide and varied. Carl submitted his life to the Lord to bring healing to his past. He also was able to serve the Lord through his business skills and expertise in developing businesses. These are some of the areas of his involvement.
- Leading small groups for Marriage Ministries International.
- Co-led Intercessors For Melbourne, implementing regional municipality intercessory prayer groups.
- As National coordinators, successfully brought Cleansing Stream Ministries USA into the Australian church community.
- His company published and distributed Cleansing Stream Ministries materials in Australia and New Zealand.
- Attended Ministry Training College for twelve months specialising in church management and church planting.
- Led small groups in his local church.
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