‘I have known Gary Blackford for over 10 years in the role of Christian Ministry Leadership, and have had the privilege of walking closely with him throughout that time.
Gary is a brilliant communicator with both Passion and Compassion for those who walk through emotionally dark times in their lives, and he brings a refreshing and powerful ministry to people’s lives that is rarely touched in the everyday church environment.
Both Gary and his wife Robyn are a real blessing to the body of Christ and we will be utilizing their ministry gifts on a regular basis here at Riverside.
Our leadership at Riverside fully support their ministry”


William Dumas

Gary impressed us with his engaging communication style…

Dorrigo Lifesprings Church

Ps. John and Laurell Woolhouse

Silence

22 Aug in

Released in 1964, the haunting melody of ‘The Sounds of Silence’ became a huge hit for Simon & Garfunkel. One line says; ‘But my words, like silent raindrops fell. And echoed, in the wells of…

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Retrofit

08 Aug in

Retrofit Definition: add (a component or accessory) to something that did not have it when manufactured. I love a good doco (documentary). While David Attenborough thrills us with the natural world, I think the doco’s…

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Hacksaw Ridge

06 Jun in

Sometimes profound and beautiful moments are captured so well in a film, that in the midst of horrific surrounding, these moments send a message that is not forgotten easily. I remember watching ‘Saving Private Ryan’…

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