The Gospel Coalition Australia


Editorial Team

Akos Balogh

Akos Balogh is the Executive Director of the The Gospel Coalition Australia.You can reach him on twitter via @akosbaloghcom, or at his blog

Murray Campbell

Murray Campbell is a child of God, husband, dad, pastor at Mentone Baptist Church in Melbourne, coffee drinker, Carlton supporter, music snob. You can follow Murray on twitter @MurrayJCampbell.

Murray is a member of the TGCA editorial panel and oversees the Evangelism and Apologetics channel.

Adam Ch'ng

Adam Ch’ng is a student minister at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Doncaster, Victoria, and a director of Connect Ministry. He is passionate about engaging God’s world with his word about his Son. To that end, Adam's articles have been published in The Australian and on the ABC. Prior to entering gospel ministry, Adam worked as a lawyer and adviser to a federal Cabinet minister. Adam has completed degrees in arts and laws from Monash University, and is currently studying a Master of Divinity at Ridley College, Melbourne.

Adam serves on the TGCA Editorial Team as the Social Media editor, a role he shares with Paul Young.

Josh Maule

Joshua Maule is a student at Moore College in Sydney. He has previously completed a Ministry Training Strategy apprenticeship and worked as a journalist.

Josh assists with editing for the ministry, training, and leadership channel. 

Andrew Moody

Andrew Moody is a lay theologian and adjunct lecturer at several colleges in Melbourne. His area of particular interest is the relationships between the persons of the Trinity and what this has to do with salvation history. He is author of In Light of the Son (Matthias Media), The Will of Him Who Sent Me (Paternoster). Andrew and his wife Jenny have two children. Andrew serves as Editorial Director of the TGCA Editorial Panel and manages the Bible and Theology Channel. 

​Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid is the Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia (ETCAsia) in Singapore. He and his wife, Heather, are parents to two married sons. Andrew was converted to Christ at 18, studied at Moore Theological College, and with his wife, Heather, has enjoyed lifelong involvement in student ministry through the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES). He has pastored churches in Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne and loves writing books that attempt to make the Old Testament accessible for Christians who don't really know how it fits with their faith in Christ.

Andrew serves as a member of the TGCA Editorial Panel as Editor for the Ministry, Training and Leadership channel. 

​Rory Shiner

Rory Shiner studied Arts at the University of Western Australia and theology at Moore College in Sydney. He is currently completing a PhD through Macquarie University on the life and work of Donald Robinson. He is senior pastor of Providence City Church in Perth, where he lives with his wife, Susan, and their four boys. He has written books on Union with Christ and on the relationship between Jesus' resurrection and our own.

Rory serves as a member of the TGCA Editorial Panel as Editor for the Arts and Culture Channel and for Book Reviews.

Claire Smith

Claire Smith is married to Rob, and attends St Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral Sydney. They have a married son. She is a women’s Bible teacher, and the author of God’s Good Design: What the Bible really says about Men and Women (Matthias Media, 2012), and contributor to the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible (Crossway, 2014) and Word-filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church (eds. Gloria Furman and Kathleen Nielson, Crossway, 2015). Claire serves on TGCA editorial panel, working to develop women writers and content.

​David Starling

David Starling lectures in New Testament and theology at Morling College, Sydney. He and his wife, Nicole, have four children, and belong to Macquarie Baptist Church. David grew up in a Christian family and worked as a high school English teacher in Western Sydney before studying theology at Moore College and Morling College. He served from 2000 to 2006 as the pastor of Petersham Baptist Church, and has been a lecturer at Morling College since 2005. He is the author of Not my People: Gentiles as Exiles in Pauline Hermeneutics (De Gruyter, 2011), UnCorinthian Leadership (Cascade, 2014), and Hermeneutics as Apprenticeship (Baker, forthcoming), and co-editor of Theology and the Future (T&T Clark, 2014).

David serves as a member of the TGCA Editorial Panel as Editor for the Faith, Life and Work Channel.

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Paul Young

Paul Young was born in New Zealand but was raised in Perth for his whole life. He became a Christian through his mates in High School and their local Youth Group. After working a few years as a social worker and after doing an internship at church, he moved to Sydney to study at Moore Theological College and is a student minister at St Mark's Anglican Church in Darling Point. He is married to Bec and they live in the funky Newtown.

Paul serves on the TGCA Editorial Team as the Social Media Editor, a role he shares with Adam Ch'ng.