History Makers Radio

History Makers Radio


Join in and listen to interviews from the weekly radio show "History Makers" with host Matt Prater and be inspired by stories of people who have been successful in sport, business, politics, media, ministry and life in general.

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David Balestri

David Balestri is the founder of marketplace invasion who along with being a seasoned prophetic minister is also a successful entrepreneur. He has personally pioneered and operated over a dozen businesses for over 30 years (his first business venture was at the age of 10.) Currently David serves Ps Mark and Darlene Zschech as the business pastor of in their multi-site church on the Central Coast of Sydney, Australia called HopeUC. David also runs two cutting edge executive coaching companies, one primarily focused in the open market called "Giant Maker Coach" which works with businesses, organisations and forward thinking individuals. The second is called "Marketplace Invasion" which is geared primarily towards working with kingdom business people and dynamic influencers in marketplace leadership positions.

May 25
Luke Reifler

Luke Reifler works with Australian Christian College in Sydney, leading the Distance Education team with 600+ students across NSW. He was raised at Sherwood Cliffs Drug Rehab near Coffs Harbour. His Parents Jon and Honi Reifler are the founders of this ministry. Listen in to his story of how he came to Christ and about his passion to serve the Lord!

May 18
Henry Olonga

Henry Olonga is a Former Zimbabwe cricket international. His international career came to an end in 2003 after Olonga and teammate Andy Flower wore black armbands during an international cricket match in the 2003 Cricket World Cup to "mourn the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe. He made it to the battle rounds on the Talent show, "The Voice," in 2019, and has released a number of albums. He is also an author, a commentator and an evangelist. Listen in to his story!

May 12
Mitchael Curtis

Mitchael Curtis is a well known speaker and Farmer from King's Farms, a 3rd Generation farm based just south of the community of Katherine in the Northern Territory. The Curtis family are heavily involved in the local Katherine community and are actively involved in supporting Missions in the Pacific and south east Asia. Mitchael served as a Pastor for many years, before taking on the family farm. Listen in to his story!

May 04
Don Hardgrave

Revd Dr Don Hardgrave has served as a pastor, church-planter, denominational leader, author and educator since 1974. His passion for spiritual awakening has contributed to the revitalisation of numerous congregations and the commencement of more than 30 new churches in Australia. In this interview Matt and Don also discuss the Youth camps Don has been involved in, they also chat about the Camp where Matt gave his heart to the Lord!

Apr 27
Chuck Girard

Chuck Girard is a Singer/Songwriter, Author and Worship Leader. He is one of the Pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music, during the Jesus Movement, and is Co-Founder of the band 'LOVE SONG.'

Apr 24
David Dusek

David Dusek is the founder of Rough Cut Men Ministries, which is primarily a live, interactive men's experience using a strategic combination of action movie sequences, real world current events, Biblical truth and fireteam-sized discussion times with a single, laser focused objective: To get men talking about what's really going on in their lives. His mission is to encourage and equip men to live their lives for Christ. He utilizes his life experiences - including his upbringing in a non-Christian home, coming to Christ as an adult, and an extensive business background - to reach men in a way that they can understand. David's  is to engage all men where they are the "other six days of the week" — not just in church.

Apr 14
Phil McCallum

Phil McCallum is the Senior Pastor of Evergreen Church in Seattle. In this interview, Phil shares about his faith journey, their massive Christmas lights outreach, his heart for Israel, and how the Alpha course is reaching many with the Gospel in Seattle. Phil is also the Founding Pastor of New Hope Brisbane. Listen in to his story!

Apr 08
Wayne Cordeiro

Dr. Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu. New Hope is also listed as one of the top ten most innovative churches in America by Outreach Magazine, listing them as one of the "top five churches to learn from." New Hope has seen over 110,000 first time decisions in Hawaii since its inception in 1995. He is a church planter at heart with over 150 churches planted in the United States and around the world. Wayne has over 40 years of ministry leadership experience, authored twelve books, and is general editor for the Life Connect Bible. He is now Pastor at New Hope West and is President of New Hope Christian College based in Eugene, Oregon.

Apr 01
Tom Mottershead

Tom Mottershead is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Brisbane Australia. Originally from the UK and then New Zealand, Tom shares how his own mental health and faith journey has inspired him to write gospel-centered songs based on scripture to bring hope to those struggling with anxiety and depression.

Mar 23
Dean Briggs

Dean Briggs is part of the team at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. Formerly a pastor and church planter, Dean serves the Body of Christ as an apostolic teacher and strategist, consulting movements, ministries, and coaching leaders and executives across five continents. He is in Australia to assist in promoting the World Prayer Assembly to be held in Perth in October this year.

Mar 08
Matt Prater

Tricia Lancor interviews Matt Prater on his recent trip to the US.

Feb 07
Liesl Field

Leisl Field is an Author and a Singer/Songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. Originally from South Africa, Leisl shares about her faith journey and about her passion for writing songs that impact people. She also shares about the pain she's endured after suffering a miscarriage, and how the Lord has strengthened her and helped her through her trials.

Nov 27, 2022
Naomi Reed

Naomi Reed is an is an acclaimed storyteller, speaker and author based in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in Sydney, with one brother, one dog, two cats, four hens, nine ducks and a turtle! She's previously served as a missionary in Nepal, and she is the author of 10 books for adults and children, and she particularly loves to draw people back to the hope we have in Christ. She has also co-authored a book with Feby Chan, called "Walking him home." This Book is about Feby's testimony and her relationship with Andrew Chan. He was a member of the Bali Nine who had been in Indonesia's notorious Kerobokan Prison for 10 years for drug smuggling, and was executed in April 2015. Listen in to this powerful interview!

Nov 20, 2022
Tyler Shedd

Tyler Shedd is a Pastor and Missionary based in Adelaide, Australia. In this interview he shares about his journey of faith and being raised in the USA, his missionary work in Asia among the Poor and Vulnerable and women caught in the sex industry, and about his first ever sermon in Brazil! Listen in to his story!

Nov 16, 2022
Glenn Bleakney

Pastor Glenn Bleakney is an author and speaker based in the USA. Having previously Pastored in both Canada in Perth, Australia, Glenn has a heart for the nations. He has hosted miracle crusades and Kingdom endeavours in Asia via both the Church and their own ministry network known as 'Awake Nations'. The vision of Awake Nations is to take the Gospel of the Kingdom to the world demonstrating Christ's love and power to those who do not know Him. Awake Nations does this with uncompromising conviction and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Many lives have been saved and transformed through the power of God manifesting through signs and wonders. Listen in to his story!

Nov 08, 2022
Adam Brown

Adam Brown has a powerful story to tell! After many years of addiction and crime, Adam found himself at a tent outreach in North Brisbane. After attempting to attack the preacher, he had an encounter with God, and has never been the same! He is now a rap artist and speaker with a heart to reach the world with a message of Hope.

Nov 01, 2022
Darren Chapman

Darren Chapman is a Pastor, Author and viral Tiktok sensation! Darren is part of the C3 Church movement based in Newcastle. In this interview he shares about his faith journey, his social media ministry and his heart for marriages.

Oct 25, 2022
Andrew Cannon

Andrew Cannon is an Evangelist born and raised in Liverpool, UK. The hand of God radically touched him in 2010 when he called on the name of Jesus.  His life was full of destruction and addictions, alcohol, drugs and self-harming. It was on Andrews very first encounter with the love and power of Jesus that he was transformed.  He was completely and instantly set free, his life of destruction and the chains of the enemy were broken off.  He now lives a life sold out for Jesus, Andrew has lead 1000's to the Lord through the love, truth and compassion of Christ and encourages believers to do the same in their everyday life. The name Gospel Grenades was born from a dream Andrew had, he was walking through a war-torn city, gangs of people where on street corners plotting destruction.  Andrew looked down and the Lord had placed grenades into both his hands, it seemed strange to him but he felt Jesus tell him to throw them into the crowds.  Once thrown the grenades exploded in the centre of the crowds with adverse effects, instead of bringing destruction, the explosions brought REVIVAL, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, UNITY, GROWTH, KINDNESS, FAITH, RECONCILIATION.  Whilst travelling through an airport a couple of weeks later Andrew was surprisingly stopped by airport security, they swabbed his hands and found explosives, having not been in contact with any kind of explosive material, Andrew felt this was confirmation in naming their ministry, Glory to God!

Oct 19, 2022
John Mumford

John Mumford is part of the leadership with Vineyard Churches in the UK and around the world. In this Interview he shares about his faith journey, his friendship with Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury, and about his son Marcus Mumford, from the band Mumford and Sons.

Oct 13, 2022
Rudi Weins

Rudi Wiens is part of the team with Far East Broadcasting Company. He grew up in Siberia where his Christian parents of Germanic background were banished during WWII. As a child, he listened to the sometimes-jammed, scratchy shortwave radio signal of the Far East Broadcasting Company. He could only dream that God would somehow use him someday in a radio ministry. Through God's grace and timing, he has spent many years serving Christ through radio in countries like vast Russia where his voice is well known and loved. But he hasn't stopped there. Now, he is actively involved in establishing new, local radio stations for FEBC, pumping the Gospel message into the countries of Central Asia in the local languages. Listen in to his story, and here the latest about their ministry in the Ukraine.

Oct 04, 2022
Eloise Robertson

Eloise Robertson is a Singer/songwriter from the Gold Coast. She's worked in various bands and duos and has also travelled with the Southern Gospel Choir to the US in 2012. She is a Pop/R'n'B/Soul singer but love blues rock and jazz too. In this interview she shares about her faith journey and her new projects she's working on. I first saw her on Facebook singing worship songs on the street while she was busking, and I thought what an amazing voice! Listen in to her story!

Sep 28, 2022
Bob Beaudine

Bob Beaudine is the Author of "2 Chairs - The Secret that changes everything." Many people, including me, have had their life changed by this book! It's a great reminder to start everyday with God! Bob is the CEO of Eastman and Beaudine, a leading executive search firm in sports/entertainment. Bob has helped shape the leadership teams of some of the world's most innovative businesses- NBA, Baseball, Hockey, Tennis, Rodeo, PGA Tour, US Olympics, NASCAR, Professional Bull Riders and Horse Racing. He has interviewed and coached Senators, Governors, Generals, CEO's, University Presidents, Top Athletic Coaches and Studio Presidents. He is sought out by many top universities, business and sports/entertainment organizations to speak at conferences. He has recently made appearances on The Today Show, CNBC, Fox Business News Primetime with Dave Ramsey, Business News Network in Canada, ABC Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day, and CBN News. Listen in to his story, which he tells with contagious enthusiasm!

Sep 20, 2022
Thelma Dzwowa

Thelma Dzwowa is a young woman with a passion to see her generation impacted with biblical truth. Originally from Zimbabwe, she is currently working in the area of Community Development with the Brisbane Broncos. She has authored two books, "The Warring Generation," and "Everything In Between - A journey from Singleness to Marriage." She also shares about her experience at the Battle Cry Prayer Event at Suncorp Stadium in 2022. Listen in to her story!

Sep 15, 2022
Suzie Overell

Suzie Overell is the managing director of the Christian religious instruction network in Ipswich Qld. In this interview she shares about her faith journey and her passion to reach the next generation. Listen in to her story!

Sep 09, 2022
Stuart Robinson

Dr Stuart Robinson is an Author and Pastor who has a great story to tell! From a non-Christian background he became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at a young age. He sensed an immediate call to Christian ministry, which through secular University and Theological College studies, crystallised into cross-cultural mission into South Asia for many years. He also spent many years as Pastor of Crossway Baptist Church in Melbourne. During Stuart's time as Senior Pastor, Crossway also became known as a church planting, training centre and a major incubator of cross-cultural staff all supported and sent out to many other countries. Stuart himself has ministered in over 70 countries. He transferred his Senior Pastoral responsibilities to his successor in 2009 and since then has been released to write books, three of which have reached "best seller" status. As a speaker his major topics include prayer, church growth, cross-cultural mission and Islam. When asked to describe his life and ministry he replies that he is, "Just a nobody who has been sent to tell anybody that Somebody died for everybody." That Somebody is Jesus Christ whom Stuart still follows. Listen in to his story!

Sep 02, 2022
Branwen Mearns

Branwen Mearns is part of the team at Fishers of Men is an inter-denominational Christian charity ministering without distinction to those who are homeless, at threat of homelessness, or poor or needy. Listen in to the story of how she came to Christ, how she met her husband Bobby and how their ministry is making a difference in peoples lives!

Aug 26, 2022
Toby Baxter

Pastor Toby Baxter has over twenty-five years' experience in community ministry and social work, with a focus on the juvenile justice and drug and alcohol sectors. Toby has also founded what he refers to as Empowered Faith Communities (EFC's) with Crossway Baptist Church. Utilising community development and discipleship concepts EFC's aim to see transformation of people within communities of disadvantage. Toby has recently released a book with Mark Matthews called, "Ordinary Mentoring for Extra-ordinary Transformation." Listen in to his story!

Aug 20, 2022
Brett McLeod

Brett Mcleod is the Director for New Hope Care, a charity working with the homeless in Brisbane. In this interview he shares his story of how he came to Christ, and the journey he's been on. Brett has run many businesses, he's worked with Focus on the Family, in Christian radio, and in Churches. Listen in to his story!

Aug 11, 2022
Andrew Corbett

Andrew Corbett has pastored Legana Christian Church Australia in Northern Tasmania since 1995. He is the National President of ICI Theological College (a Theological distance education provider). He holds degrees in Biblical Studies, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. He is a visiting scholar with the Los Angeles based Science-Faith Think Tank - Reasons To Believe. His radio program, Finding Truth Matters, is heard around Australia and by Podcast around the world. Listen in to his story, and about the recent outreach with Evangelist Will Graham in Tasmania!

Aug 04, 2022