Q. Where do you live & what's your local surf break / community?

We live in Doubleview Perth and our local surf break is Scarborough.

Q. Any recent significant relationship / family news?

We have recently been married in January 2019. 

Q. What do you love about being a Regional Coordinator in CS?

Great connections throughout the state and hearing other communities being impacted by CS. Great getting out there for God in the surf community and building up relationships in our state to share the froth.

Q. How have you grown as a leader in your time within CS?

Continually growing and learning in leadership, through support and encouragement by other leaders. By learning to follow Gods instructions in faith of what God wants in CS and his vision. Learning to take steps of faith when things may seem unreachable.

Q. What importance do you place on leadership within CS in your region?

Gods given each leader a passion for this mission and a gift of leadership to share and honor God with.

Huge importance with leaders as they are the ones that will build up CS to reach more surf communities around the state. Leaders need to have a passion for the mission and motivation to jump out and trust the calling and gift God has for them

Q. What challenges do you face in your role?

It is challenging to get people on board and fully committed to what CS is doing in our region. I have been learning about vision casting and how to communicate the CS vision with people might help that.

Finding time to fit everything in on a weekly basis, figuring out priorities and how to implement them in a productive manner.

Q. What are your current hopes and dreams for 2019 and beyond? 

Current hope is to see more young people join CS and to see some growth in our weekly hangouts. 

Reach out to more schools and seek out the young people we can invest in.

Q. For those that would like to support you and your role - what do you need and how would their support make a difference? 

We would love to be supported financially, enough to pay for flights to staff meetings and conferences, able to pay for fuel to the regional towns for CS development etc. Also would love to see support through prayer and encouragement and connect with more churches.


If you’d like to connect more with Matt about supporting CS WA pls contact:

Email: matt@christiansurfers.org.au

Mob: 0403 285 756


When I was first told the theme of conference (Own it) I took some time to think about how this looks. The three topics that came out of my pondering on “Own it” were

Beginnings: both CS and personal

Simple Gospel

I will go

I wanted to focus intentionally on the beginnings of our personal faith as Easter is a great time to reflect on this. The beginnings of CS in Australia is a great testimony of God stirring a small group of late teens to embark out to form CS. The desire is wonderful and truly inspiring. Today CS is an international movement. ‘Every surfer in every surfing community has the opportunity to know and follow Jesus.’

My second session was about the simple gospel, about being aware of a changing environment here in Australia, where society might be preaching a message of the irrelevance of Christianity but individually people are seeking, many knowing that there must be ‘more than this’. I challenged us to not be intimidated by culture but to come back sharing the simplicity of the gospel and stripping away the superficial.

My last session, ‘I will go’ really looked at not allowing our circumstances to prevent us sharing the gospel but rather seeing the importance of our daily lives in providing opportunities to share the love of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

For me the Sunday dawn service and baptisms were a highlight and such a powerful proclamation.

Bless ya. Mark J.

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National Gathering is always a great time to reflect and see what God has done and is doing through the CS crew in our country. It is a time of empowerment where we are equipped to go back into our surfing community with fresh vision and a overflowing spirit. God really challenged me about a few things regarding my past performance. I was set free and really believed that past mindsets and failures were swept away and have a renewed mind about the things God wants to do with us in CSWA. " He must increase; I must decrease" John 3:30

WA Crew at NG19 (plus some extras)

WA Crew at NG19 (plus some extras)