Bill Medley has been a Pastor of FPC since 2006. He is married to Diana and they have three sons, Rick, Luke and Joshua. He did not come to faith until age 32. He was not brought up in a religious home and had no desire to ever become part of any organised religion. In fact he actually believed “Religion is for fools”.
Bill spent about 15 years in the entertainment industry and came to faith by reading the Bible. It is only in hindsight that he saw just how amazing grace really is. No-one had specifically shared the gospel with him and yet he set out to read the Bible along with the scriptures of other world religions and was struck by the uniqueness of Jesus and his claims. Jesus took him and never let him go! But why did he pick up that Bible?
It was only in 2006 when Bill and his family first moved into Frankston that he had a phone call from outback Northern territory. It was from a missionary named Dennis Tranter who revealed he had seen Bill on stage decades earlier and began to pray for him. Dennis faithfully prayed that Bill would become a Christian and that he would become a minister. It took many years for both of those things to happen and Dennis made the phone call when he noticed in the Australian Presbyterian magazine that Bill had become a Christian and had become the minister of Dennis’ home church, the Frankston Presbyterian Church.