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governor's prayer breakfast key note speaker John DixonDr John Dickson (PhD)

John is an accomplished author, historian, speaker, media presenter, and pastor.

John’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, senior pastor, and media presenter. He has published 15 books, two of which have become television documentaries, with a third being shown in cinemas this year across Australia. John teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, where he also researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire.

During 2017 and 2018, John is also a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University in the UK. In all that he does, whether in the media or the church, creative or academic, John strives to be a public advocate for the Christian faith in secularising times.

At nine-years-old, John lost his father in an air disaster, so he is mindful of the sorrows and doubts of our world. He values his wife and three children above all other gifts of this life.


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