Mark Tronson

Press Service International

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 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009.  In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.

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  • Hearing

    Many people, old and young have hearing issues. I’m reliably told that those with hearing impairments ‘can hear’ when offered a raise by the boss.

  • High Value - Praying ladies

    44 years ago when my wife Delma and I established our Christian ministry the first thing we arranged were five ladies willing to hold up our family and ministry in prayer on a daily basis. In all these years it has been these ladies who have penetrated the heavenlies.

  •  The Lord’s touch – what might this infer  

    This is my 44th year in Christian ministry and it's remarkable to look back and rejoice in what the Lord has done in one's life's ministry. In the midst of this have been some amazing people who have been mentors.

  • Mission respite on heart of Well-Being Australia

    Within the orbit of Well-Being Australia are three respite facilities for missionaries, home mission, chaplains, pastors, church professional personnel…

  •  Are there disincentives with church engagement  

    This is an update of a previous article  -  listen uh up to this co-author’s title  -  ‘Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore?’ - Joani and Thom Schultz are the co-authors of this insightful book: Steve McSwain is not so sure and give pointers to why this is not necessarily so.

  • Australian bushmen and their voice

    Australia is known far and wide by the voice of their bushmen. My father in the 30s on his dairy far, his voice carried and the dairy herd knew it.

  • A remembered phrase by a military man  

    General Douglas MacArthur arrival in Australia began with his railway journey - the brief back-story is explaining the three different rail gauges (widths between the tracks) used in Australia.

  • The Fred Schaeffer Story

    Fred Schaeffer writes - My hard drinking, shrewd father, thrust me into my own business at age nine as a paperboy in the violent streets of Chicago.

  • Faith in Jesus - what of the next generation

    My eldest daughter is one of many lawyers who specialise in contesting someone's last Will and Testament. Over some years now, she has developed a professional set of skills that specialises in Wills. Like many things in life, nothing is as simple as it might first appear.

  • WWII - NZ and Aust at Monte Cassino

    How much does anyone of know of the role New Zealand and Australian soldiers played at the Battle of Monte-Cassino in Italy.