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Gordon’s Journey

2011 – Retires from Parliament to Tumbi Umbi.

2005 – Published his first autobiography Leaving a Legacy

2005 – Awarded “Long Term High Achiever” at the Equity Trustees Not-for-Profit Australian CEO Awards

2004 – Appointed Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministry, Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee

2004 – Awarded the Inaugural “Garfield Todd Citation” at the Churches of Christ World Convention in Brighton, England, in recognition of services to the church and the broader community of the church, politics and commerce.

2003 – Awarded Commonwealth Government’s Centenary Medal

2003 – Re-elected as Member of the Legislative Council at the 2003 New South Wales State Election

2002 – Reappointed for the final time as Superintendent of Wesley Mission until the end of 2005

2002 – Won the Eastern Region Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Entrepreneurship in a Social, Community or Not-for-Profit Enterprise

2002 – Elected as Member of the Legislative Council by joint sitting of both Houses of New South Wales Parliament

2002 – Appointed Companion of The Order of Australia, Australia’s highest national honour

2001 – Elected Chairperson of the Sydney Presbytery of the Uniting Church

2000 – Biography Gordon Moyes: The Man, The Media, The Mission is published

1999 – Member of Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership Board

1998 – Reappointed Superintendent of Wesley Mission until end of 2003

1996 – Member of the Community Benefits Trust

1996 – Member of Prime Minister’s National Task Force on Youth Homelessness

1996 – Chairman of Aged Persons Welfare Foundation

1994 – Rotary International President’s “Distinguished Service” Award

1993 – Elected President of the Rotary Club of Sydney

1991 – Vocation Service Award, Rotary International

1990 – Elected Chairman of the Board for Harbour Radio Ltd (subsequently of Macquarie Network Pty Ltd)

1989 – Doctor of Letters at Milligan College, Tennessee

1989 – Doctor of Laws at California Graduate School of Theology

1988 – National President of Boys’ Brigade in Australia

1988 – National Chairman, Habitat for Humanity in Australia

1988 – Chaplain to the Australian Winter Olympic Team at Calgary

1987 – Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, London

1986 – Father of the Year by the NSW Father of the Year Council

1986 – Elected a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management

1986 – Discovering Jesus documentary won double awards at Book of the Year

1986 – Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters International

1986 – Appointed Member of the Order of Australia

1985 – First Australian keynote speaker at Million Dollar Round Table USA

1985 – Doctor of Divinity at California Graduate School of Theology

1984 – Australian Public Speaker of the Year by Rostrum

1983 – Named in Sydney Morning Herald’s list of ‘Our Top 50 Achievers’

1979 – Commenced as Superintendent of Wesley Central Mission in Sydney

1978 – Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International’s highest award

1977 – Citizen of the Year in Moorabbin, Victoria

1976 – Founded Christian Retirement Centres in Victoria

1974 – Elected President of the Rotary Club of Cheltenham, Victoria

1964 – Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University

1959 – Diploma of Ministry at Federal College of the Bible in Victoria