Reverend Gerald Rowlands of Queensland Australia, has been a Minister of the Gospel for more than  fifty years. During this time he has served at various times as a Pastor, Evangelist, Missionary, Bible College lecturer and College Principal.  He has also written numerous books and is the author of the Church Planting Institute series of studies.  He is the founder and president of Church Planting International a training course for prospective church planters which is being used effectively in some 23 nations around the world. Gerald was also for some ten years, the Director of Praise and Worship at the annual Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

Gerald has a regular weekly radio program entitled “Shalom al Israel” In the course of his ministry he and his wife Elizabeth have traveled to some seventy nations having lived in Africa, Asia and Israel. In 2006, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian government for services rendered in the emerging world.