This blog is a place where Rob Douglas reflects in writing about some of the things that impact the life of people who follow Jesus. Although he has a role as a local church pastor, the things that are written are not necessarily the official view of the Maida Vale Baptist Church, or Baptist Churches in general, but are intended to encourage people to think about the stuff that we come in contact with as part of the journey of life. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Rob believes that thinking through issues of life, faith and practice is a discipline that needs to be encouraged.

Rob Douglas is a pastor, storyteller and blogger. Rob is the Team Leader at Maida Vale Baptist Church, in Perth, Western Australia – (www.mvbc.org.au.) where his wife, Robyn is the Children and Families’ Worker. Rob has an extensive background in the not for profit sector, having served as Chairman of the Boards of two Not for Profits, Hope Community Services Inc and Armadale Youth Resources and vice chair of the Developmental Disability Council of WA. He has a background in regional journalism including time as the founding editor of a regional newspaper in Western Australia and has been a marketing consultant in the tourism industry. He has led significant community service projects in the fields of domestic violence, disability, mental health and counselling. Rob has a Graduate Certificate in Not for Profit Leadership and Management from Notre Dame University and has extensive experience in leading a large Not for Profit organisation in the practice of vision and mission.

  1. Keith Bricknell says:

    Dear Rob,

    Have just read your book about your Dad & Mum and enjoyed it greatly. We first met them when they taught us at the SIL Course at Belgrave Heights in 1961, you were a little tacker then. Both your Mum and Dad were outstanding contruibutors to the growth of the aboriginal Christian community and an influence on missos to other countries like ourselves. Thanks for the book, every blessing on your work

    • Rob Douglas says:

      Thanks for your kind words Keith. It is good to hear that people are reading the book, particularly those who have had involvement with Mum and Dad in the past. It’s good to hear from you

  2. Quinton Tucker says:

    Hello Rob,

    I have just finished reading your book, I had the pleasure of meeting both your Mum and Dad at the Peoples Church of Kalgoorlie many years ago. My mum had given me your book and I do remember having your father take us for language classes at our CAPS school in Coolgardie. We learnt a great deal from him in writing our language.
    The Wongutha People of the North Eastern Goldfields and the Aboriginal people of the central reserve have been blessed to have had your father and mum work amongst us.
    A great and pewerful service indeed.

  3. G’day Rob

    My name is Michael Collie. I am the national director of SparkLit and coordinator of the Australian Christian Literature Awards.

    HE SPEAKS OUR LANGUAGE is a likely candidate for this year’s Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.

    You will find an entry form here:



    What do you think?

    You can reach me at any time on: 0423 244 481

    Regards, Michael Collie

  4. We look forward to receiving your entry next week. Cheers, Michael Collie

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