1994 State cricket chaplains with Mark Tronson – 23 years ago
Mark and Delma Tronson established the Sports and Leisure Ministry in 1982 having attended an international congress on sports mission in Hong Kong and returning to see this vision come to fruition.
In 2000, eighteen years later, I was released by Heads of Churches to establish Well-Being Australia ministries to recuperate and refresh.
2000-2007 we further established the AIS athletes respite ministry, the Art ministry, Country Town Toirs and the like.
2008 saw the young writers ministry with Christian Today (2008) develop, the Laguna Quays Respite cottage for missionaries on the Whitsundays (2011) and much else besides.
This 1992 promotional video utilised as an outreach to visitors along with men's breakfasts and dinners and youth groups was produced by Dean Davis Productions (Dean was at that time chaplain to the Brisbane Lyons).
It highlights sports chaplains and Christian athlete ministry to 2000 and includes with permission a Channel 9 segment on the sports chaplains from 1992. It has a number of historical interviews.
As 2018 is almost upon us – this video kind of divides the ministries of Mark and Delma Tronson from 1982-2000, and then 2000-2018.
Enjoy the video
Sports Chaplains and Christian Athletes
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 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at