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Church: The Haven at Central Coast Adventist School
Ministry Passion: Disciple-making – seeing every person becoming a disciple of Jesus and fulfilling God’s call on their life.
Favourite leisure time (besides cycling): Gardening – both road and mountain biking
Bike: Road – Giant Defy Advanced Pro O frame from 2021 and gear from 2018
MTB – Avanti Competitor 2
Ride specialty (Pick hills, endurance or sprints): staying upright! Endurance
Favourite food after long rides: sourdough toast (crunchy) with crunchy Sanitarium peanut butter and honey, also a protein smoothy with kale and frozen banana and berries
Favourite Bible character: Besides Jesus – Joshua
Favourite passage of the Bible: Romans 5 and 8
Volunteer ministry: teaching Sabbath School from kids to adults and welcoming at church.
Pham Nguyen To Phuong
Church: Phu Nhuan church, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Ministry passion: reaching out to people through the church literature and health ministries
Bike: Cervelo R5
Bike specialty: endurance ride
Favorite food after long rides: milk tea and noodles
Favorite Bible character: Paul
Favorite passage of the Bible: Psalm 23
Volunteer ministry: doing charity work for Hmong community, food programs
Employment: South East Asia Union Mission Publishing and Health Director, Home Health Education Service Manager
Church: Spencerville Church, Maryland, USA
Ministry Passion: Restoring what is broken and lost
Favourite leisure time apart from cycling: Running, skiing, good conversations
Bike: Which one? I have a few but the one I use for the IWGR is an Orbea Orca Aero
Ride specialty: I always wanted to be strong at climbing and time trial but according to tests, my strength is actually sprinting.
Favourite food after long rides: Just about anything that gives energy fast
Favourite Bible character: The Solomon who wrote Ecclesiastes
Favourite passage of the Bible: Isaiah 55:8-9
Volunteer ministry: teaching Sabbath School
Anthony is a great, great, grandson of Tom Kent and the I Will Go Ride Leader
Church: Spencerville, Maryland, USA
Ministry Passion: People accepting, following Jesus, discipling others and being ready for the Second Advent.
Favourite leisure time: cycling, golf
Bike: BMC Team Machine SLR01
Ride specialty: Downhill with a tailwind
Favourite food after long rides: Watermelon if I’m good, Ice-cream if I’m bad
Favourite Bible character: Barnabas
Favourite passage of the Bible: Heb 12:1-2
Volunteer ministry: anything that leads people to Jesus
Rob is a great, great, grandson of Tom Kent!
Church: Jane and I attend Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane
Ministry Passion: Ensuring our youth know the real Jesus
Favourite leisure time apart from cycling: Travelling, spending time, and having fun with the love of my life Jane and our adult sons and their partners.
Bike: Teschner Team Race
Ride Specialty: I enjoy a good climb (which doesn’t necessarily mean I’m good at it)
Favourite food after long rides: Anything that isn’t a sports bar or a gel. Usually a banana protein shake.
Favourite Bible Character: Abraham
Favourite Passage of the Bible: Genesis 15:8-21
Volunteer Ministry: Currently serving as an Elder and supporting the Church’s Youth Ministry
Employment: Chief Financial Officer at Eureka Street Furniture, Queensland
Church: My wife Rae and I visit churches across South East Qld as part of my leadership role
Ministry Passion: Shaping anything and everything we do to see people meet Jesus
Favourite leisure time apart from cycling: horses (Brett is a genuine horse whisperer!)
Bike: Which one? Bianchi
Ride specialty: getting lost on endurance rides
Favourite food after long rides: anything!
Favourite Bible character: Paul
Favourite passage of the Bible: Philippians 2
Volunteer ministry: listening to the person in front of me
Church: Wantirna, Victoria, Australia
Ministry Passion: To see healthy thriving churches that are actively engaged in their local community and sharing the good news of Jesus’ and His soon return
Favourite leisure time apart from cycling: Weight Training and spending time with my family.
Bike: Cannondale Synapse
Ride specialty: Hills
Favourite food after long rides I love to reward myself with some ice cream after a big long ride (don’t tell Torben).
Favourite Bible character: Jeremiah
Favourite passage of the Bible Titus 3:4-7
Volunteer ministry: teaching Sabbath School and when the opportunity arises, being involved as a sound engineer. Both Maree and I enjoy visiting churches in our local area and sharing the Word.
Church: Springwood, Brisbane
Ministry Passion: Reproducible, scalable ministry systems that support movements
Favourite leisure time apart from cycling: family time, swimming
Bike: Merida Reacto 7000
Ride specialty: Falling off
Favourite food after long rides: toast
Favourite Bible character: Priscilla and Aquilla
Favourite passage of the Bible: Rom 12:1-3
Volunteer ministry: Welcome and Checkin team