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. The years 2000-2007 saw us further develop the AIS athletes respite ministry, the Art ministry, Country Town Tours and the like,
The post 2007 years have included the young writers ministry with Christian Today (2008), the Laguna Quays Respite cottage for missionaries on the Whitsundays (2011) and much else besides.
This 1992 promotional video was 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 the beginnings of the Sport and Leisure Ministry.
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 and Leisure Ministry
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
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children