ANDREW CORBETT, BIO
Profile of Dr Andrew Corbett...
Andrew says, "When I was saved at the age of 15 I had grown up with a constant and deep awareness of God. Although I had doubts I cannot remember a time when I did not know there was a God."
At 15 he discovered that believing there was a God was not the same as believing in God. He consequently committed his life to Christ and asked Him to take control of it. Just prior to this he had commenced reading the New Testament. It was this process of reading, especially the Book of Romans, which led Andrew to acknowledge he was a sinner and needed Christ as the Saviour of his sins.
"As I continued reading the New Testament I discovered that Christ promised the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues with the availability of supernatural gifts. I began seeking this."
At 16 he was in a small Pentecostal church, in Geelong Victoria, on a Wednesday night where a guest American preacher invited people to be prayed for to receive the Holy Spirit. Andrew responded to this invitation. "After prayer I felt different. Later that night at home, while alone, I spoke in tongues. I also had what I can only regard as an unusual supernatural experience where I was greatly physically shaken."
He came to know from a young age that he was called to preach, teach, and write for God. From the early years of my credentialed ministry he received insight and illumination into Biblical issues which have made a contribution to Christian thinking.
In 1995 he received a word from the Lord about moving to Tasmania from Melbourne. This was such a clear call that he and his young family packed everything they owned into a container and ordered a removalist to send it to “Tasmania”. Andrew had felt the Lord saying to him that God was “sending” him to Tasmania and that He was going to do something significant in an “insignificant” place. "I also felt that the Lord was calling me to sow my life into this call."
When they arrived in September 1995, uninvited and unknown, Andrew was invited to pastor Legana Assembly of God, a struggling church of 17 members, within one week of arriving.
Shortly after arriving he completed what had been 10 years of undergraduate study to earn a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree. He then felt the Lord immediately call him to commence doctoral studies. These studies were completed over six years.
Since 1995 he has applied himself to lead and pastor Legana AOG, which has now become Legana Christian Church (and is now affiliated with the Acts 2 Alliance), with the support of able and gifted people, and fulfil a vision from God which is much bigger than our local area.
Legana Christian Church has now been blessed with many talented people who assist in the production of many multi-media.
Andrew, apart from pastoring Legana Christian Church
, is also the President of ICI Theological College Australia
, Chairman of Believe In Tasmania
, Director of the Tasmanian Family Institute
, a member of the National Leadership Team Member of the Acts 2 Alliance
, and an consultant-advisor on social policy issues. He contributes to regular websites such as: Blog
and Biblical Thinking Resources
. His videos are regularly posted to YouTube
, and Vimeo
His Radio Program, FINDING TRUTH MATTERS, is heard across Northern Tasmania and by thousands of Podcast Subscribers around the world.
Andrew Corbett is the Senior Pastor of Legana Christian Church in Tasmania. He is the author of several books including- What Is A Family? (And Why It Matters!), The Most Embarrassing Verse In The Bible, The Most Embarrassing Book In The Bible, Why Christians Should Get Involved, Authentic Apostolic Leadership, and Five Proofs For The Existence of God. His many articles on Biblical, Theological, Apologetic and Public Policy issues appear on this website and Finding Truth Matters (www.findingtruthmatters.org). He has also authored hundreds of Bible Studies for small groups which are available for free download from Legana Christian Church's website.
He has Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Emmanuel College, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Cambridge Graduate School. He has served as the President of ICI Theological College Australia since 2003. He served as the Director for the Tasmanian Family Institute, serves as the President of LeganaMEDIA and is currently serving as the Operations Manager of WayFM Launceston.
Andrew is married to Kim and together they have four children. He is an avid F.W. Boreham book collector, a serious tennis player and coach, and a keen photographer and videographer.
He has preached in nearly every continent (except South America) and been invited to speak in Bible Colleges, High Schools, and Conferences and Conventions.
To be continued...
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I have written a fuller explanation of the book of Revelation in my eBook- THE MOST EMBARRASSING BOOK IN THE BIBLE (click here to read a preview). The application from the Book of Revelation is that despite what appears to be an impotent Church struggling to serve an apparently impotent Christ, the Church is in reality made up of overcomers who lay down their lives gladly to promote Christ and His Gospel. In so doing, the Kingdom of Christ is extended, prayers are offered and heard, miracles are graced, and the believer can die with infinite hope that their Lord will keep them for eternity and clothe them with a new body which can not be subject to pain, injury, sorrow, or sin. With this knowledge we can endure momentary hardship during the brevity of this life on earth. We can be assured that our greatest delights and deepest moments of fulfilment are yet to come in the life to come.
John 5:25 ¶ “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Dr. Andrew Corbett, Legana, Tasmania, Australia
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