Mark Tronson

Press Service International

Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009.  In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.

Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at

  • Transition – Pioneer to Stabliser

    It took the revolutionary slave abolitionist, William Wilberforce (1759-1833) 42 years of Parliamentary debate and political lobbying to succeed in his campaign. Six days before the death of John Wesley (English evangelist), Wesley wrote to Wilberforce:

  • Church bands - marvellous Saxophone

    Yes, I am one of thousands upon thousands of Australians who plays the saxophone. To my knowledge, every school band throughout Australia has had at least one saxophonist, as have the multiplicity of town or community bands. This is a tradition that has gone on for generation after generation.

  • An old story replayed every day

    Counting your chickens before they've hatched is as true today as it has always been, as even explained in the Bible. The Online Idiom Dictionary explains it as "Don't make future plans on something that has not yet happened" and provides several similar idioms such as "Jumping the gun".

  • Christian Camp – has a railway carriage

    Christian camp sites around the nation with the good fortune of hosting railway carriages as part of their camp site accommodation have a charm all of their own.

  • Those pesky sticky fingers

    Family life engages in transporting young children in the car, or whether you like to eat mangoes or watermelon under a shady tree, or whether you just suffer during humid weather, you will probably have been reaching for the conveniently packaged "wet wipes".

  • Comeback of the homemaker

    A recent article claims that a growing number of Generation Y young women are right now or planning to be 'homemakers' and not in any shape or form establishing a career.

  • Salvation Stories are critical

    During the late 60s and early 70s I was a young man who followed the Lord and engaged in both a busy working life and elite sport. Yet, the most exciting part of my life at that time, was reading and hearing stories of ordinary people finding eternal Salvation in Jesus Christ.

  • Railway Museums – fascinating experience

    The Footplate Padre has visited many railway museums over the years – these include Sydney, Thirlmere, Redbank (Ipswich), Beenleigh, Melbourne, Launceston, Adelaide, Perth, Albany, Gympie, Goulburn, British Rail and the Smithsonian in Washington DC.

  • Great book about ‘Brown’

    A Narrabundah High School English teacher in the mid sixties was instrumental in helping me improve my grammar. As one with a passion for writing, I was lacking two skills: a broader vocabulary and the ability to use grammar and syntax so I fronted up to Mr Gilbert Ward for some extra-curricular help.

  • Abortion theology  

    Abortion as a topic is fraught with debate with the feminist brigade claiming this has nothing to do with anyone else other than woman's rights. Pro Life supporters see it as taking a life. It is drama filled.