The annual southern Gold Coast CoolyRocksOn Church Service is on next Sunday 9 June - sharp 9.00am at the local TwinTowns Uniting Church (Coolangatta).
The CoolyRocksOn festival of Rock’n’Roll and vintage cars has been running for many years in Coolangatta bringing in a hundred thousand visitors, - it is a national cultural event. Visitors come from every State of Australia and even overseas.
The CoolyRocksOn Church Service was originally hosted by the local Anglican Church until the building was shut down due to asbestos and it went into abeyance for two years until a taxi driver, (a board member of CoolyRocksOn) asked Dr Mark Tronson the Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (ret) to reinstitute it.
The then CoolyRocksOn CEO Bob Newman visited Mark Tronson and the CoolyRocksOn Church Service was reinstituted in a large marque six years ago (packed out). It was run by Dr Tronson for four years and he handed it on to the local Uniting Church last year.
Ken Harris from Palm Beach on the Gold Coast had his band play for those four years and last year (2018) at the Uniting Church he was unavailable. The band from the Living Temple Christian Church (Tugun Baptist) did the honours to much acclaim and again this year.
It is a major community event with much acclaim. Visitors are welcome.
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html