SURRENDER Perth19 is a gathering of diverse people living out the radical call of Jesus amongst the margins in ways that are relevant, connected and transformative. Be inspired and refreshed as you seek to love and walk alongside your global and local neighbours.
Kids and young people are welcome!
Saturday 21st September
10am - 9.30pm
Doors open at 9am
Lake Gwelup Christian Church
82 Huntriss Road, Gwelup
(Corner Huntriss & Kurrinyup Roads)
Keynote Speaker: JON OWEN
Jon Owen became a Pastor and CEO of Wayside Chapel in July 2018. He initially joined Wayside Chapel in 2016 as an Assistant Pastor where he also became Head of People and Culture based in Kings Cross. Jon is of Sri-Lankan and Indian heritage. He was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and migrated to Australia with his family in the late 1970s. Jon is a qualified Social Worker and for 20 years was a member of Urban Neighbours Of Hope (UNOH), a religious order dedicated to living and serving amongst the poor.
Jon and his wife Lisa have over the years shared their lives and their home with friends and neighbours seeking asylum, refugees, people in recovery, and ex-prisoners. They have lived in a housing commission suburb in Mount Druitt (Bidwill) for 10 years and during that time Jon got to see immense beauty, engage with it and call it for what it is. During this time, Jon was determined to live on the same amount of money as someone who relied upon the dole to exist. Jon is probably most well-known for drawing the chook raffle in the documentary “Struggle Street”. He has also been involved in chaplaincy work in Juvenile Detention and State High Schools. In this time, he has been attacked by samurai swords, seen a battle tank drive past his house, nearly been arrested, and mistakenly sent to immigration detention. Needless to say, he has a story for every occasion.