A minister for more than 50 years, Gerald Rowlands has written numerous books on the End Times. He has visited Israel more than 20 times and preached on numerous occasions at the Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. He has preached worldwide while living in Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia and for 10 years was the Director of Praise and Worship at the annual ICEJ Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. 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. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three daughters, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. In 2006, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian government for services rendered in the emerging world.