30 Years of Country Towns

Pictured: Steve with the locals and families from Minnipa and Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. 

Pictured: Steve with the locals and families from Minnipa and Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. 

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching throughout Judea. Luke 4:42-44

The greatest audiences in the world are people who live in rural and remote regions of Australia. I recorded my first cassette album in October 1986 and was on the road touring and serving God this time 30 years ago. Along the way there has been the honour of serving YWAM and Youth for Christ, opportunities to travel the world and sing at Billy Graham Crusades, Harvest Crusades.. serve with Compassion and Samaritan’s Purse and many other great organisations. I’ve had the privilege of singing at Hillsong church and countless other churches across the planet. But the greatest response to the message of my songs has come from the bush. From families living on the land in country towns. That’s where the greatest number of genuine decisions for Christ have been made and where people have taken up the call of the great commission.

With my wife Kerrie and our three sons Cheyne, Ryan and Jordan we have pioneered a very unique work for the Lord and we know it’s by His grace we are still going. We also know that there’s been many who have supported the vision to reach people for Christ and excite the church to mission. 30 years of hard work, miracles and vision. 

Thank you.. To everyone reading these words you have been a wonderful part of our journey and we are grateful.

My last concert for 2016 was at the Minnipa Uniting / Anglican church. Folks stayed around after church for a good feed and concert!! I was pretty honoured to be with such amazing people. A great way to be reminded this is what it’s all about. Keep focusing on the calling God has given to you and get out there and do it.

At the same time for us it’s also time to find a solitary place and have some rest after an extremely busy year. It will be the Nullarbor to Nashville to record a new album project then some rest over Christmas. Thanks for your prayers and support.


Steve Grace