About Us

Who is GMP?

Global Mission Partners (GMP) has been investing in life-changing partnerships with churches, individuals and communities both overseas and within Australia for over 125 years and has a long history of partnering with local organisations in the activities of local church mission and aid and development. In more recent times this has expanded to include work with Australian Indigenous people.

Formerly known as Australian Churches of Christ Overseas Mission Board Inc. our story began in 1891 as the Churches of Christ Foreign Missions Committee. Our strong history is evident in the quality and values of our partnerships, both internationally and in Australia. Find out more at www.gmp.org.au

What about GMP Extend?

GMP Extend is a brand-new organisation. We have a skilled and competent Board and benefit from the years of experience that GMP, our Company’s member brings to this task. Global Mission Partners Extend Ltd (ABN 32 634 033 079) (GMP Extend) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Australian Churches of Christ Global Mission Partners Ltd (ABN 30 455 408 814) (GMP). 

The particular focus and priorities of GMP Extend is summarised in the objects set out in its constitution - to be a public benevolent institution (PBI), established to relieve poverty or distress (sickness, disability, destitution, suffering, misfortune or helplessness):

(a) in Australia to address the disadvantage of Indigenous Australians; and

(b) in approved settings overseas, including activities that address the root causes of poverty and sickness and providing pathways out of poverty and sickness.

Vision Statement:

Taking the next step in doing all we can, so that people living in poverty are provided with relief, support and comfort.

Objectives

  1. To see people living in poverty, cared for, supported and empowered to take charge of their own lives.
  2. Provide relief and care though:
    • Access to health care, education and caring support.
    • Establishment of sustainable small-scale enterprises
  3. To ensure GMP Extend is well governed, compliant with standards and financially viable.

Our People

Board Chair: Gordon Buxton - Founder of Yooralla Overseas Development Fund (PBI), Former CEO Baptist Community Services, HR Manager Bapt Care, Director Global Mission Partners

Deputy Chair: Janet Woodlock - Coach Christian Coaching Institute, Project Worker National Council of Churches, Past Coordinator Churches of Christ in Australia, Director Global Mission Partners

Company Secretary: John Gilmore - Current Executive Officer GMP (12 Years’ Experience), Current Board Chair and Director Act for Peace – of the National Council of Churches in Australia 1994 - and Director National Council of Churches in Australia 2017.

Director: Roger Bawden - Retired from senior executive leadership Churches of Christ Care Qld (PBI), Business Manager Churches of Christ in Vanuatu, Director Global Mission Partners