David Rowsome

Born in Toronto in 1953, David attended the Royal Military College of Canada and graduated with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. After ten years in the Canadian Armed Forces, David retired as a Captain and went to work in Papua New Guinea as a volunteer government engineer. There he met and married Marilyn, an Australian missionary Bible teacher.

Together, David and Marilyn served as missionaries at the Christian Leaders’ Training College, an interdenominational Bible College serving the churches of the South Pacific Islands. David was the Dean of Distance Theological Education. In this role, David and Marilyn wrote several Theological Education by Extension courses. During their twenty-five years in Papua New Guinea they developed a passion for prayer, revival and missions supported by sound Biblical teaching.

After returning to Australia, David served as a full-time volunteer prayer coordinator and writer with the Canberra Declaration, and a member of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting organising team. David and Marilyn have three daughters, all born in Papua New Guinea; and eight grandchildren, all born in Australia. David became an Australian citizen in 2007 and enjoys playing hymns on the bagpipes.

Articles by David Rowsome:

  • 1 November 2021

    4.8 MINS

    It is commonly said that money is the root of all evil, but this is not strictly true. The love of money leads to all sorts of evil, including idolatry. But we

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  • 29 October 2021

    4.7 MINS

    The Imago Dei or "image of God" is a powerful theme that runs through Scripture. It is what makes Christianity unique among the world's religions in solving man

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  • 27 October 2021

    4.8 MINS

    We Aussies love our sport. Australian athletes are national heroes. Though sport should not be idolised, it is a gift from God which points us to our greater pu

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  • 15 October 2021

    4.1 MINS

    Bullying is a massive problem throughout Australia today. As with any issue, it is important to approach it from a Biblical perspective. Might is Not Always Rig

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  • 23 September 2021

    4.7 MINS

    Missionary work is an often misunderstood command from God. However, missions are critical to the purpose of the Church in the world today. To Reach the Unreach

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  • 20 September 2021

    3.8 MINS

    Pornography has saturated our societies, causing havoc, objectifying women and destroying men. As Christians, we need to deal with this issue by focusing on Chr

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  • 16 September 2021

    4.5 MINS

    Christians often take Western Civilisation -- and the benefits that come with it -- for granted. We often overlook the fact that the Western project is incredib

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  • 6 September 2021

    4.7 MINS

    Christians are continually confronted with the rampant unbelief and hardheartedness of spiritual deadness in our day. Nonetheless, Christ is continuing to work;

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  • 30 August 2021

    4.5 MINS

    Christ continues to leave a legacy, working through Christians in all areas of society. Bikie John 'Bullfrog' Smith is one man He has used to minister to the bi

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  • 27 August 2021

    4.4 MINS

    Who is Jesus? To the Christian believer, Jesus is many things. We know Him as our Saviour, Lord, Redeemer and so much more. But here, let us focus afresh on ano

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