Gordon Moyes

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Gordon Keith Mackenzie Moyes AC (born 17 November 1938) is an Australian Christian evangelist, broadcaster and politician.

Early life and career

Moyes first gained prominence in Australia as host of the weekly television program Turn 'Round Australia and radio program Sunday Night Live with Gordon Moyes.

Prior to becoming Superintendent of the Wesley Mission in 1979, he was an ordained Churches of Christ in Australia minister, serving at Victoria churches in Ascot/Newmarket, Ararat and Cheltenham. He was re-ordained by the Uniting Church following his transfer to the Wesley Mission. In December 2005 he resigned after 27 years from his position at Wesley Mission, handing over to Keith Garner of the United Kingdom.

Parliamentary career

Moyes was appointed by the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) to take Elaine Nile's place in the New South Wales Legislative Council in 2002 following her resignation. Moyes subsequently stood for the CDP at the 2003 state election and was elected in his own right.

In 2004, Moyes started questioning CDP leader Fred Nile's leadership after Nile's return to state politics following his unsuccessful attempt to win a seat at the 2004 federal election. Despite his previous support for Nile, Moyes argued that Nile's anti-LGBT, anti-abortion and anti-Muslim focus should be altered and that greater emphasis be placed on environmental issues. Tensions between the two men escalated following the 2007 election, when Nile was re-elected to the Legislative...
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