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Graham Steele

M. Ed. (Creative Arts), B. Ed., Dip. Teach., J.P.

PO Box 650, Moorebank, New South Wales, Australia. 1875 

Ph: 61 2 9755 2586   Fax: 61 2 9755 1442   Mob: 0412 448 128 

Graham Steele was born the third of four children. His late father was an evangelical Anglican minister and Graham has grown up in an environment of church life. He came to the Lord as a fourteen year old at an Anglican boys camp and has continued in his Christian walk ever since. Graham shares about how his upbringing, although difficult, has enabled him to have a love for the Church and, in particular, the clergy and their families. He has used his gifts of evangelism, education and exhortation to bless those who hear him and has ministered around Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines and Fiji.

Graham graduated as a primary school teacher in 1970 and taught for fourteen years with the New South Wales Department of School Education during which time he reached executive level. Academically, he has a Master of Education (Creative Arts), a Bachelor of Education (both with Education and Music majors) and a Diploma in Teaching. He is also a Justice of the Peace.

In 1984 he was awarded an exchange teacher position in England which had a dramatic effect in healing a lifelong inferiority complex. It was in England that Graham understood what it meant to be used by the Lord when he was involved in a growing Home Church group in Rugby, Warwickshire.

He left teaching in 1985 and commenced his own business of school concerts overseas in the United Kingdom and the United States as well as aerial photography. During this time he also lectured at university in Education, Music and Teaching Strategies. Since then he has lectured in Bible colleges in Children's Ministry and Creative Ministries. In 1989 Graham returned to teaching at Coverdale Christian School on Sydney's north-west fringe where he was Director of Creative Arts teaching Music, Drama and Puppetry from Kindergarten to Year 12. He commenced an outreach team which travelled and performed at many places including Fiji and Hawaii.

At the end of 1993 he left Coverdale and embarked on a full time ministry in evangelism, education and exhortation using the creative arts. He runs seminars and workshops in children's ministry and the creative ministries. He is an anointed speaker and has shared widely throughout Australia and overseas in many churches, schools and parachurch organisations. He is a Past President of the Liverpool Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. Graham is a Past President of the Australian Puppetry Guild.

Graham is a musician, singer, recording producer, arranger and director. He has conducted and arranged for choirs and orchestras and has been the Music Director for international conferences. He has produced several recordings. One of the albums that Graham arranged has gained a gold record. He has produced a recording of songs with his two school boy puppets, Hermie and Snozzle, using computer sequencing and multi-tracked vocals.

Jeremy Steele Graham has a son, Nathan, aged 16. His other son, Jeremy, went at age 15 to be with the Lord in March 1998, after an eleven year battle with Leukaemia which developed just before his fourth birthday. He relapsed several times over that period. Graham shares of God's wonderful strength, blessing, protection and words of encouragement that they all have received during this time. In 1998 Graham commenced a new ministry which involves going into schools to reach thousands of children for the Lord as well as training children's workers in ministry including the creative ministries. Supporters are needed to share in the costs of this venture. Graham's testimony, music, drama, tricks, storytelling and puppetry together with his skills of communication and humour offer a wonderful time of blessing as he ministers to all age groups.


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