Mark Rusic

Press Service International

Mark Rusic was born in Melbourne and has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He became a missionary to many, suffering hardship and poverty on Madura Island in Indonesia, in 1990 for about four years. He worked as a pastor-life coach with Hope International Ministries from 2002 to May 2023, playing a key role in raising up leaders and elders for the local Melbourne Hope church, which lead today. Mark has also been active in conducting yearly trips to remote Indigenous communities, bringing teams for training and outreach, which he initiated from 2015. He also established a salt and light ministry to empower saints of influence in the marketplace from 2017. 

Mark is also an artist and an author and has written two books which are both a collection of his own paintings, photography, and poetry. These include ‘Iconic Melbourne of Australia’ and ‘Iconic Animals of Australia- With a voice to release your giant potential within,’ which are available now on and at leading book retailers. He has been counted among some of Australia’s best authors on several occasions through Dymocks since 2014 and continues to be a motivational speaker in various community groups, organisations, and churches.

He is currently pioneering his itinerant ministry to bless Indigenous people and empower the body of Christ, while working as an artist, author and speaker.

  • Tribute to parents

    This is a highly textured impasto oil painting adapted from a photo I took of my mother working in her garden.I am ...

  • Fret free finances

    In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus spoke extensively about the believer’s right attitude toward money.  In Jesus’ time, like today, many religious people were wildly covetous, inwardly, while appearing to be totally pious outwardly. This resulted in the systemic failure of the nation Israel to be blessed and a blessing.

  • Enter Your New Season with a New Outlook

    When Moses died, Joshua entered his new season to lead the nation into the promised land, but not as a normal military general. He could only do it primarily, as a man of God.

  • Saying goodbye, moving on

    The apostle Paul committed the elders to God and his grace in Acts chapter 20 as he departed, saying that ‘he was leaving and that they would never see his face again.’

  • Money, meaning and making wealth

    People say, money makes the world go around. In many ways it’s true.

  • Do I step out or not? 7 Reasons to do so

    Life confronts us at times. We are forced to choose. We may have to make some really tough choices. You may be facing a major life crossroad as you read this.

  • Close encounters of another kind

    A standout film of the 70’s was Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Making more than ten times the production cost, it obviously struck a chord with viewers.

  • Feeling a sense of doubt and despair?

    I recently had a day of doubt and feelings of disappointment. I think it was triggered by a feeling of hope deferred, it was real and tangible. It made me feel like shutting down and being self-absorbed.

  • Dr Mark Tronson has something to pass on

    Many were caught off guard with Dr Mark’s sudden passing, you don’t know what you have until they are gone.

  • Van Gogh unlocked - how to step out. (Video)

    What is striking is the degree of originality of the paintings crafted by the great masters.