Gordon Moyes was appointed to the role of Superintendent of the Wesley Mission in 1979, where he remained for 27 years, resigning in 2005.
Following Gordon’s appointment at Wesley Mission, his television work began under the banner of the Christian Television Association of NSW. His first program was on Channel 10 called “Turn ‘Round Australia”. Originally it was a one hour program that ran for 12 weeks. When the CTA program manager told Gordon that the program had to stop and another denomination had to have a go, Gordon bought commercial time on Channel 10 while at the same time negotiated a ‘statutory facilities and time’ deal on Channel 9.
“Turn ‘Round Australia” began a weekly half hour program, broadcast on many television stations around the country, consistently running for over 20 years.
During Gordon Moyes’ 27 years as Superintendent there were several other seasonal documentary series, specials, television series and radio programs produced such as: The Discovering Series, The Christmas Pageant, the music video show Swordfish and Sunday Night Live.
The ‘Discovering’ series, was recognised around the world for its innovation. The series looked at the life of Jesus and then the growth of the early Christian church and was based on three books written by Gordon, who hosted the series on camera. The series was filmed throughout many historic sites mentioned in the New Testament.
This unique video series set a new standard in Australian Christian television.
In 1985, Gordon was invited to take over the 8pm to Midnight Sunday night slot on 2GB. “Sunday Night Live with Gordon Moyes” which ran for nearly 18 years,
Throughout this period Gordon was Chairman of the Board of the Macquarie Radio Network.
Gordon was appointed by the Christian Democratic Party to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 2002 and went on to have a career in politics serving both the CDP and Family First for the next 9 years.
Gordon has been awarded many honours over the years including Australia’s highest honours, both the Companion of The Order of Australia in 2002, and the Member of The Order of Australia.
He was described by former Australian Prime Minister John Howard as “the epitome of effective Christian leadership.”
Pictured: CMA Board Member Karl Faase presented Rev Dr Gordon Moyes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at CONNECT:14 Media Conference Gala Dinner