Introducing our Authors and Teachers
Our Team of Authors & Teachers for the Grace teaching portion of this site.
David Crabtree is the lead author of this site and we are blessed to have significant others on “the team”. Others will be added in the future. We are all committed to promote Grace and to give impetus to the “revolution” that Grace will cause.
Pr. David Crabtree
David is the owner/author of this site and is currently the Senior Pastor Emeritus of DaySpring Church in Castle Hill, NSW, Australia. He has had over 30 years in ministry and has a background in Health Education. He has been preaching and teaching on Grace for 25 years and the “Grace message” is his heart message which has become foundational to his ministry at DaySpring. He has spoken at many conferences, pastors’ seminars, and schools of ministry in Australia, USA, Africa and in SE Asia.
For David’s personal website and blog, see DavidCrabtree.com
Pr. Narelle Crabtree
Narelle is married to David and is also the Senior Leader Emeritus at DaySpring Church. She has had 25 years of experience in ministry and was a high school teacher and missionary prior to being at DaySpring. She is a well-loved speaker and teacher.
Narelle was recently healed of Lyme Disease. After 45 years of affliction, an encounter with God completely healed her of the disease. Her testimony about that revelatory encounter and her healing is extraordinarily powerful.
To view Narelle’s personal website and blog go to NarelleCrabtree.com
Pr. Graham Cooke
Graham lives in Santa Barbara CA, with his wife Theresa. They are both very dear friends of ours and have been significantly influential in causing us to think about things differently. Graham has very kindly consented to be a contributing author to this site. He is a prolific author and blogger whose ministries include Brilliant Perspectives, Brilliant Book House and Brilliant TV. He is an in-demand conference speaker and mentor to leaders.
Graham has been involved in apostolic teams since 1981 and has cultivated a wide range of expertise in transitional development, corporate reinvention, and personal redefinition. He is a consultant to numerous churches, organizations, and businesses. He is a mentor and wise counselor to those transitioning toward a higher dimension of personal and corporate life in the Spirit. His prophetic insights are much sought after in the boardrooms of a variety of organizations. He is present/future in outlook. Outcome focused by design. Process-oriented in planning. He is a specialist in exploratory dialogue, thinks beyond the box and is a designer of creative action plans that release breakthrough and momentum. Graham is an author and a publisher with currently 20 books that bear his name.
Graham Cooke is an active contributor to this site and a guest author. See his endorsement of this website.
Dr. Randall Worley
Randall lives in the USA and has many years in ministry. He pastored a thriving congregation for 25 years, and is Founder of Headwaters Ministries, provides apostolic consultation to church leadership, and teaches in churches and conferences on relevant Kingdom issues. His cutting-edge articles have been published in many of the leading Christian publications today. Randall’s colleagues in ministry, to mention a few, include Dr. Mark Hanby, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, and Bill Johnson. He is a regular guest instructor in some of the nations leading schools of ministry, preparing believers to impact the world with Kingdom influence. As a Life Coach, Randall works with individuals in the business community desiring to integrate Kingdom principles in the marketplace. Randall and his wife, Penny, have three adult sons that are all uniquely involved in various aspects of a lifestyle of ministry. He is a wonderful teacher and in demand for incisive Biblical teaching. He is a great friend of ours and we always enjoy his company, his depth, his thinking, and his maturity in God. He has recently published a new book “Brush Strokes of Grace“. Well worth the read.
Pr. Don Milam
Don Milam lives on the east coast of the USA (Myrtle Beach, SC) and has great experience in ministry and in the publishing industry. We enjoy his incisive thinking and he is a “rabid exponent” of Grace. He graduated from Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada, in 1968. After getting married he joined the staff of Philadelphia Teen Challenge working in the inner city with drug addicts. After two years, he (with his wife) exchanged the streets of Philadelphia for the streets of Maputo, Mozambique, in East Africa where they opened a drug rehabilitation center at the request of the Portuguese Department of Health. When the communists took control of the country in 1975, he was arrested and spent ten months in prison. Following his release, he was a pastor for ten years in Pennsylvania. He worked for Destiny Image Publishers for eighteen years as head of Author Development.
Our ‘Special Resource Team’ (mainly authors and inspirational people who have inspired us for many years)
I owe a deep debt of gratitude to many influences in my life and in particular, authors, theologians, and leaders who by their books, audio teaching, preaching and teaching have significantly impacted me. At critical junctures in my life’s journey, I have chosen to alter course as far as my beliefs and personal values are concerned. Encountering the Holy Spirit and being filled with His presence made for a momentous change in my outlook, my life, and practice. Embracing grace and realizing the significant freedom that faith and grace bring cannot be underestimated as a transforming point in my life. Recognizing that I am saved (justified and sanctified) by faith in Jesus without the need for Law brought new life and enlivening understanding of the New Testament.
Two authors, in particular, helped bring me to this place. Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Michael Eaton. Both are theological scholars of renown and repute, both have a high value of the role of the Holy Spirit and a high value of the doctrine of Grace. Both have been prolific in their writing and their books hold pre-eminence in my theological library.
Dr. Gordon Fee
Author/NT Scholar. Dr. Gordon Fee is not actually “on team” but his influence through his teachings and writing is very highly regarded. His book “God’s Empowering Presence“, while not prompting our definition of Grace, has been significant in the development of a New Testament theology that emphasizes a “high doctrine” of the Holy Spirit and a righteousness that is free from the Torah.
“Christ’s death and resurrection have brought an end to Torah observance (living on the basis of Old Testament law, Rom 7:4-6; 8:2-3); being led by the Spirit has replaced observance as God’s way of fulfilling Torah (Gal 5:18); indeed, the righteous requirement of Torah is now fulfilled in those who walk in/by the Spirit.” – Dr. Gordon Fee, “Paul, the Spirit and the People of God“
Author, NT Scholar
Dr. Micheal Eaton
The late Dr. Michael Eaton was based in Nairobi Kenya. He is regarded by the likes of Dr. R.T. Kendall as one of the world’s best theologians. A protegé of Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones, Dr. Eaton is a brilliant teacher worth reading and listening to. He was (and is) highly influential in our formative years in ministry, especially through his book “No Condemnation: A Theology of Assurance of Salvation” in which he argues for a more encouraging and assuring theology than is typically taught.
Again, Dr. Michael Eaton is not officially ‘on team’, but his teaching has been significantly influential and does permeate the thoughts expressed on this website. We’re very happy to acknowledge his contribution and influence in our lives. We are immensely indebted to the Eaton family who have graciously given us permission to publish on this site articles and media by Dr. Michael Eaton. Thank you.
For more information about Dr. Michael Eaton, Resources, Books and Audio Resources, go to his website www.michaeleaton.org.
“Any moral code that is based on the Ten Commandments is legalistic.”
– Michael Eaton
Dr. Michael Eaton
Author, Pastor, Theologian
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