The 2021 New Zealand Basil Sellers Award was presented at the annual awards on Saturday 11 September on the Gold Coast – Living Temple Church (Tugun Baptist)
Winner for 2021
Matthew Thornton 2021 NZ Basil Sellers winner
Matthew is studying at the University of Auckland, Matthew finds that writing is one of the prime ways he connects with and grows closer to God. He loves seeing the way in which God has wired everyone uniquely and finds immense fulfilment in seeing others discover who God is to them.
Matthew also was an Australian Religious Press Association (ARPA) 2019 BRONZE for Best Young Writer presented in Christchurch at the ARPA conference.
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